Territory and Power in the United Kingdom: An Interpretation (ECPR Classics)
By: Jim Bulpitt (author), Peter John (contributor)Paperback
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Territory and Power in the United Kingdom is about the nature of the UK state, where it came from and where it is going. Bulpitt sought to summarise the political code and statecraft that has helped govern the territories of the United Kingdom for much of the twentieth century, though it had its antecedents many years before. He provides an account of its emergence, operation and decline, which summarises an important phase in the United Kingdom's history and marks out why the country stood out from its continental neighbours in terms of its territorial organisation and state tradition. This ECPR Classics edition includes a new introduction by Peter John placing this important, classic work in a current context.
Born 1937, Jim Bulpitt studied Politics and History at the University of Exeter, followed by a MA in Politics at the University of Manchester. He helped found the Department of Politics at the University of Warwick, where he remained for 34 years, most of his academic career, becoming Professor of Politics in 1992. He died in 1999.
New introduction by Peter John 1 Acknowledgements 17 Introduction 19 Part One: Territory and Power 1 Some existing approaches assessed 25 2 An alternative prospectus 56 Part Two: The United Kingdom 3 The making of the United Kingdom: the anatomy of English imperialism 73 4 The old order challenged: the modernisation of territorial politics 1870 - 1926 98 5 L'Ancien Regime: the anatomy of a Dual Polity 120 6 Duality challenged: remodernisation and territorial politics 1961 - 79 142 7 The territorial economy of Thatcherism 168 Conclusions 193 Index 201
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