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5 New Social Democratic governments in Britain and Australia Yet Gillard’s reinstatement of the centrality of markets leaves Labor with some dilemmas that Rudd’s trenchant critiques of neo-liberalism had  at  least sought to address. For, if there are no significant problems  with  relying on markets then why do we need social democratic parties? Carol Johnson, 2011 The New Social Democracy in Australia and Britain This chapter introduces four cases of the New Social Democracy in action. It describes the Australian roots of the NSD and ­reinforces the renewed

in The search for democratic renewal

M1206 MAGUIRE TEXT.qxp:Andy Q7 17/3/08 08:50 Page 122 4 The Provisional Government and the civil service, 1922 Introduction  -  of December 1921 provided for the formation of an Irish Provisional Government to take control of the Dublin Castle administration and write a constitution for the Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann). The government of the Irish Free State with executive and administrative responsibilities would come into being within one year of the Treaty. The stability of Irish democracy in the aftermath of revolution and civil

in The civil service and the revolution in Ireland, 1912–38

3 Consideration by the government of the three Drafts Introduction On presenting the Drafts to the Provisional Government for consideration, Figgis also included an accompanying covering letter. In the letter, he explained that the Committee had heard witnesses in relation to electoral practice, financial administration and the differences between the British and French systems. He thanked Professors Bastable and Oldham, Mr Waterfield of the British Treasury in Ireland and Mr Humphreys of the PR Society of Britain for their help with these matters. He also

in Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution
Normative masculinity and disciplined gun violence

5 Guns and governmentality: normative masculinity and disciplined gun violence Western iconography is a prominent feature of gun manufacturing and sales. Drawn from history, legend, or even the purely fictional frames of Hollywood, the ‘West’ has a special resonance in the American gun market. As Joan Burbick has pointed out, the symbolism of nineteenth-century Western expansion and the American frontier has been exploited by arms manufacturers for over a century to make ‘gun ownership moral, fun, and normative.’1 Searching the Internet with the query ‘Western

in Gunslinging justice

9 Government and politics in the twentieth century, 1915–40 The previous two chapters have suggested that during the course of the twentieth century some of the features of Gibraltar which had formerly characterised it as principally a British fortress and naval base had been unsettled. From the beginning of the century the absolute right of all British subjects to take up residence in this British colony had been removed, and by its close the Gibraltarian status of civilians, with attendant rights of belonging, and immigration controls over all others, had not

in Community and identity

democratise the political space, furthering participation of the popular classes and thus gaining the legitimacy denied the previous puntofijista regime. Central to this strategy was the use of discourse dividing the social space along antagonistic lines – el pueblo versus the oligarchy and partidocracia . This chapter will go beyond discourse in the strictest sense to examine the socioeconomic policies of the Chávez government, analysing and assessing to what extent these provided it with the legitimacy denied previous governments. To do this

in Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian revolution

6 Why did the ‘recovery’ fail to return the government? Michael Marsh Introduction The results of the general election in 2016 came as a shock to most observers, whether in academia, in the media or in politics. While nobody expected that the government would be returned with the sort of majority won in 2011, the view was widespread that the fact that the Irish state had successfully exited the bailout programme into which the previous government had effectively led it, and was well in line to balance its books, would enable the government to come close to

in The post-crisis Irish voter

8 Joanne Wilson and Lindsay Prior Neoliberal governmentality and public health policy in Ireland Introduction Since 1994 the Irish government has developed policies that set out its vision, priorities and direction for improving and sustaining the health of its people. This chapter critically appraises how these strategies have been configured to structure responsibility for health. Informed by the work of Rose and colleagues (Rose, 1999, 2000; Rose and Miller, 2010; Rose, O’Malley and Valverde, 2006), our analysis exposes a number of key characteristics of

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland

In the face of the reality that the Conservatives with 307 seats still lacked an overall Commons majority, in May 2010, the Liberal Democrats as the third largest party entered into negotiations with both the Conservative and Labour parties over the course of five days, from 7 to 11 May. 1 Nick Clegg’s initial position concerning the formation of the new government was that the party that had finished ahead in the election in terms of both seats and votes should have the first chance of forming that government. On the morning of 7 May

in The uneven path of British Liberalism

PETER JUPP 8 Government, parliament and politics in Ireland, 1801–411 Peter Jupp In the planning of the British–Irish Union British ministers gave little, if any thought to the likely effect that a united parliament might have on national identities. Their view, in common with that of many Britons, was that parliament represented kingdoms rather than nations; and within kingdoms, the leading economic interests and the different types of local communities rather than mere numbers of people. This coincided with what by today’s standards was a very limited view

in Parliaments, nations and identities in Britain and Ireland, 1660–1850