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29 Sep 2010

To what extent is Blair's New Labour party the true heir to Thatcherism?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Thatcherism may be defined as the economic, social and political ideas and particular style of leadership associated with Margaret Thatcher. The British Prime Minister who served the nation from 1979 to 1990, believed in a mixture of neo-liberal beliefs in the free market and neo-conservative...

29 Nov 2021

The different political parties in the United Kingdom

Presentation - 2 pages - Political life and election

The politic life in United Kingdom is based on the cleavage between the Labour and the conservative since the twenties, because of the political system that favors the big parties like them. The Conservative Party was founded in 1834 and is a right or center-right party....

06 Sep 2022

Working People in Alberta - Alvin Finkel (2012) - Labour Movements in Alberta

Text commentary - 3 pages - Modern history

Working People in Alberta by Alvin Finkel traces the history of labour in the country during the first nation's residence to the current occupants. The book describes the movement from interviews with ordinary citizens, activists, and labour leaders. It also draws inspiration...

05 Sep 2022

The similarities and differences in the development of labour movements in different parts of Canada

Dissertation - 5 pages - Micro-economy, job-unemployment

The labour history of Canada can be traced back several years to 1812 when Halifax formed a union for the tailors. Just four years later, the formation of labour unions was deterred by the Nova Scotian Union which passed the Anti-union Act. Such has been the trend in the Canadian...

06 Sep 2022

The Role of Industrial Production in Labour Organizing

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

A look back at the development of the labour movement in Niagara can be traced back to the commercial capitalism facilitated by the construction of the well and canal. In this period, the majority of waged workers involved in the construction were unskilled laborers. Their lack of skills...

11 Jul 2022

History of the British economy

Course material - 2 pages - Modern history

After WW2, to give Britain the chance to rebuild itself economically and socially, the Labour government established the “Post-War consensus” based on the principles of the Beveridge Report from 1945 up to 1979, the two main political parties Labour and Conservative agreed...

09 Jan 2009

Where would you place New Labour on the ideological spectrum?

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Since its foundation in 1900, the British Labour Party has been in power eleven times, and has had five Prime Ministers. It was founded as a social-democratic party, close to the unions and advocating the rights of the working class. On June 2001, led by Tony Blair, it won...

28 Jun 2013

Why did the Tory party's electoral fortune revive between 1874 and 1900?

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

From 1846, the conservative party has been in minority in the commons, but at the end of the 19th century there was a conservative revival. Indeed, after 1880, the Tory party became dominant in the Victorian political life. The main actors of this revival were Disraeli, who was...

21 May 2023

Legal Proceedings in Common Law Jurisdictions and Civil Law Jurisdictions

Dissertation - 4 pages - Civil law

Common law and civil law jurisdictions are often regarded as antagonist interpretation of the rule of law in modern societies. Indeed, both constitute the dominant views of law in general, as they are "often made the basis of comparative law studies". The bipolarisation of the legal systems can...

15 Dec 2022

Foundations of Economics and Sociology Foundations of Economics

Course material - 25 pages - Economy general

It is within the multiple and different enterprises, which together define to a large extent a national economy, that the observation of economic and social facts is the most extensive and undoubtedly the most visible. The company is a reality that weaves its way through our daily lives because...

20 Dec 2021

Was there a Thatcher revolution (1979-1990) ?

Course material - 3 pages - Modern history

Britain's situation in 1979 : had been ruled by consensual politics effectively since 1945, with cross-party agreement on the welfare state. It was relatively prosperous in 1950-1960s, yet the 1970s saw Britain face economic and social difficulties, the "Winter of discontent." Thatcher...

13 Jan 2009

Conservative and Labour Economic Policies

Essay - 17 pages - Political science

After World War II, a new economic philosophy called “Keynesianism” - different from the “laissez-faire” of old - became prevalent; to his main proponent, John Maynard Keynes (1883-1945), free operation of the market was a good thing but it might prove insufficient to ensure...

31 Aug 2006

The party of European socialists and the identity of European social democracy

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

The question wether there is currently something that can be called the crisis of social-democracy is arguable: after all, social-democractic and socialist parties are still the counterpart of Conservatives and Christian-democrats, sharing alternaltively government responsibilities at national...

29 Sep 2010

The rise and limits of populist parties and movements in Europe

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

Any success of a populist party is often considered as a threat, a rise endangering Democracy. Even if there is a lot of passion over this issue, it is true that there has been a rise of populist parties in Europe, from the 1980s to late 1990s, a rise which has stabilized or reversed...

24 Jul 2006

How have social democratic parties changed over the last 25 years?

Essay - 6 pages - Political science

The changes of the last 30, and especially 25 years have produced an unexpected and important indentity crisis for all parties rooted in the tradition of Western European reformistsocialism. In fact, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the world experienced great changes such as new expectations...

13 Jan 2009

Parties and party systems in contemporary democracies

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Laver and Schofield wonder what makes length of a government's life through the examples of Italy and Germany, but also of other countries. Firstly, is the number of parties of the political system related to cabinet stability? This is right in Italy, Belgium and Finland. They have a higher...

05 Apr 2007

How were the 2006 labour protests seen in France and abroad?

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

On 9 December 1905, a law was passed in France separating the church and the state. However, today in the United States of America, the President takes an oath on the Bible to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. To the French, it may sound...

16 Jan 2009

Democratic Republic of Sao Tomé e Principe: Parties, influence groups and human rights

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

The islands of Sao Tomé and Principe were colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century and were then used as a slave trading point. Later in the 19th century they began to export cocoa. After the decolonization in 1951 the country finally came to independence in 1975. A one-party-regime...

15 Jan 2009

What are the most important features of contemporary Irish political culture? Has this political culture really change significantly since 1960? If so, why has this not had a greater impact on the political party system?

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Irish political culture is often seen as a peculiar one compared to western European countries. The political culture might be considered as a psychological part of political system: the set of values and attitudes of a political community. According to J. Coakley, it can be divided in tree...

29 Sep 2010

Are the migrant workers competing with locals in China's urban labour market?

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

At the end of the 1970s, the Communist Party of China (CPC) acknowledged that planned economy had not managed to increase the Chinese standards of living. Consequently, it started to reform the economic system in order to modernize it. The labor market was also not been excluded from such...

29 Sep 2010

Study on Moroccan Labour law, Labour Resources and Costs

Case study - 19 pages - Economy general

Morocco has created a favorable environment for investors as the result of an extensive program designed to attract business to the country. Multinational corporations that have invested in Morocco benefited from those competitive advantages on several fronts. This study gives detailed...

29 Sep 2010

The New Labour and the Welfare State

Essay - 2 pages - Economy general

Firstly let us analyze the approaches the New Labor has chosen through a different ideological and pragmatic frame than earlier Labor governments when it comes to welfare provision and public policies. In this context, the New Labor has followed the Thatcherite tradition in working towards what...

21 Apr 2014

What were the main factors of the collapse of " Social Democracy " in Britain?

Essay - 11 pages - Modern history

After the Second World War, the British political and economic landscape underwent a radical transformation in its own foundations. Indeed, the previous economic orthodoxy that had characterized the governing of Britain was substituted by a Keynesian form of welfare state. It was the beginning of...

13 Jan 2009

Has Blair government's constructive European engagement been undermined by the Iraq war?

Thesis - 6 pages - Journalism

Britain's relationship with the European Union (EU) has been one of the most divisive issues of British politics over the last 50 years. Yet, the election of the Blair government in May 1997 intended to change this situation and marked a significant shift in the UK's European policies. Unlike his...

13 Jan 2009

The Next General Election and its two main candidates

Thesis - 9 pages - Political science

7th September 2006 : Tony Blair declared that he intended to stand down as Labour Party Leader. Thus, he will not stand for the next general election, which will probably take place in 2009. Originality of the election : all three main parties go into the General Election with new...

01 Feb 2014

The British Constitution: debate about constitutional reform

Essay - 4 pages - Constitutional law

Once widely admired, especially during the seventeenth century by French philosophers, the British constitution has now become a target for criticism. There have been strong debates regarding constitutional reforms that emerged after the democratic reforms of the nineteenth century to the...

23 Jan 2007

To what extent is Richard Branson, the English Tycoon, a very influential person in the British political life?

Essay - 11 pages - Economy general

Richard Branson is Britain's best-known entrepreneur. This self-made man started his first company at the age of 17 and succeeded in building an empire. Worth £3 billion and believed to be the ninth-richest man in the UK, the 56-year-old founder of the Virgin empire inspired a generation of...

02 Mar 2007

The structure of the social welfare - The welfare mix

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

Over the past century, the provision of social welfare has changed drastically in both the recipients of this welfare care and the scale of social protection services. This evolution is mainly due to the development of welfare states. In the 1910s and ‘20s the growing of movements as trade...

15 Jan 2009

The third way

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

In 1999, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder issued a joint statement entitled The Third Way, Die neue Mitte. The statement committed itself to a “newly defined role for the active state” and stated that “the essential function of markets must...

15 Jan 2009

"Britain for and against Europe", by David Baker & David Seawright

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

This study, by a group of important political thinkers, provides an analysis of the often problematic relationship between Britain and the European Union. The book opens with a general review of the history of this relationship since 1950. This is followed by ten chapters by other researchers,...