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Governing England : English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom

Governing England : English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom

Author: Michael Kenny; Iain McLean; Akash Paun
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 217.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
England is ruled directly from Westminster by institutions and parties that are both English and British. The non-recognition of England reflects a longstanding assumption of 'unionist statecraft' that to draw a distinction between what is English and what is British risks destabilising the union state. The book examines evidence that this conflation of England and Britain is growing harder to sustain, in light of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kenny; Iain McLean; Akash Paun
ISBN: 0197266460 9780197266465
OCLC Number: 1089420601
Description: 291 p.
Contents: Alun Evans: ForewordAcknowledgementsNotes on the ContributorsPart I: England and the Union State1: Michael Kenny, Iain McLean & Akash Paun: Introduction: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom2: Arthur Aughey: England and Britain in Historical Perspective3: Akash Paun: Sovereignty, Devolution, and the English Constitution4: Jim Gallagher: The Ghost in the Machine? The Government of England5: Meg Russell & Jack Sheldon: An English Parliament: An Idea Whose Time has Come?Part II: Speaking for England? The Political Parties6: Daniel Gover & Michael Kenny: Interpreting EVEL: Latest Station in the Conservative Party's English Journey?7: John Denham: Labour and the Governance of England8: Robert Ford & Maria Sobolewska: UKIP, Brexit, and the Disruptive Potential of English National IdentityPart III: An England of Cities and Regions9: Mick Moran, John Tomaney, & Karel Williams: Territory and Power in England: The Political Economy of Manchester and Beyond10: Tony Travers: London Within England - a City State?11: Iain McLean: England in a Changing Fiscal UnionPart IV: English Identity and Attitudes12: John Curtice: How Do People in England Want to Be Governed?13: Michael Kenny: English Nationalism in Historical Perspective
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 217.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Kenny, Iain McLean & Akash Paun.


Governing England explores how England is governed and how the English wish to be governed. England's relationships to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland is discussed in terms of devolution and  Read more...


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This lucid, literate and compelling book is a joy to read... a book to which future historians of British politics will turn for decades... a distinguished work of scholarship, written with energy of Read more...

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