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Rational choice and British politics : an analysis of rhetoric and manipulation from Peel to Blair

Author: Iain McLean
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2001.
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This study explores the course of British parliamentary politics over 150 years. It combines social science and analytical narrative history to analyse turning points in British politics, such as the repeal of the Corn Laws.
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McLean, Iain.
Rational choice and British politics.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, c2001
(DLC) 2001016329
(OCoLC)45757718
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iain McLean
ISBN: 9780191522451 0191522457 0198295294 9780198295297
OCLC Number: 344105689
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 256 p.)
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Irish Potatoes and British Politics: Peel, Wellington and the Repeal of the Corn Laws ; 3. Dishing the Whigs: Disraeli, Salisbury, and the relaunching of the Tory Party 1846-86 ; 4. The great Victorian realignment ; 5. The failure of imperialism: Joseph Chamberlain and Enoch Powell ; 6. Lloyd George: supreme tactician and ambitious strategist ; 7. The patriot game: rhetoric and heresthetic in the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations of 1921 ; 8. 'There is no alternative': Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair ; 9. Conclusion
Responsibility: Iain McLean.
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