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The Communication of Politics
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The Communication of Politics

By Negrine, Ralph M.

Sage Publications Ltd, 1996. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6.25" x 9.5. H/B 192 pages, condition is Very good. Contents:- 1. the Communication of Political Information and Creation of an Informed Citizenry. 2. 'Public Information' , Leaks and the Production of News. 3. Reporting parliament, Reporting Politics. 4. Specialization in News organisations: Producing Better News? 5. Public Opinion, the Media and the Democratic Process. 6. The Construction of Politics. 7. Political Communications and the Americanization of Politics. 8. Political Communication in the Age of Global Electronic Media.

$39.89

Free Expression, Public Support and Censorship: Examining Government's Role in the Arts in Canada and the United States
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Free Expression, Public Support and Censorship: Examining Government's Role in the Arts in Canada and the United States

By Margolis, Michael

UK: University Press of America, 1993. Paperback. Very Good. 1.3 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm. p/b 145 pages, condition is very good. In this work, Canadian and American scholars, critics, government officials, and arts presenters discuss varied aspects of the role of government in the arts. The first section addresses general questions of government involvement in the arts in Canada and the U.S., and also presents a comparison of North American arts policy with governmental policy toward the arts in Western Europe. The second section examines government policies toward arts education and cultural exchange in Canada and the U.S. The final section examines the tensions that arise concerning free expression and censorship when the governments of Canada and the U.S. allocate funds to support particular artists, programs, or projects.

$26.59

The Balham Group;: How British Trotskyism began

By Groves, Reginald

UK: Pluto Press, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 111 pages, condition is very good, this is an ex library book with the usual stamps. no DJ.

$13.30

The Balham Group;: How British Trotskyism began
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The Balham Group;: How British Trotskyism began

By Groves, Reginald

UK: Pluto Press, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 111 pages, condition is very good, this is an ex library book with the usual stamps. no DJ.

$13.30

Safeguards for Democracy
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Safeguards for Democracy

By Mair, Lucy

Oxford University Press, 1961. Paperback. Very Good. P/B 90 pages, condition is Very Good a crease to the front cover.

$13.30

Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age
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Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age

By Benjamin Barber

University of California Press, 1985. Soft cover. Very Good. p/b 320 pages, condition is very good.

$16.62

Remaking the Union: Devolution and British Politics in the 1990s
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Remaking the Union: Devolution and British Politics in the 1990s

By Elcock, Howard & Keating, Michael

UK: Frank Cas, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 22.3 x 15.4 x 2.2 cm. h/b 231 pages, condition is very good. This volume addresses the issues arising from the recent devolution referenda by exploring the historical development of the proposals, the importance of national and regional identities, the changing policies of the political parties and the approaches of business and other major groups towards devolution. It also looks at the impact on electoral reform coming from the proposal that proportional representation be used to elect the regional assemblies and how the new assemblies are to be financed. Finally the book discusses the implications of a devolved British state where different countries and regions achieve different levels of autonomy at different paces.

$16.62

Some Assembly Required: Behind the Scenes at the Rebirth of the Scottish Parliament
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Some Assembly Required: Behind the Scenes at the Rebirth of the Scottish Parliament

By Shepherd, David

UK: Luath Press Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Very Good. 21.1 x 13.7 x 1.8 cm. p/b 166 pages, condition is very good. This work provides a tongue-in-cheek account of the intrigues, petty rivalries and humorous incidents surrounding the preparations for the opening of the Scottish parliament. It is punctuated with appropriate quotes from John Knox - the preacher who oversaw proceedings, boxed up on a plinth in the courtyard, and contains a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the builders, workmen and others involved with the less glamorous, but just as interesting, tasks required to get the Parliament up and running.

$9.97

The New Scottish Local Authorities: Organisation and Management Structures
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The New Scottish Local Authorities: Organisation and Management Structures

By Working Group on Scottish Local Government Management Structures;Association of County Councils in Scotland

UK: H.M. Stationery Office, 1973. Soft cover. Good. p/b 126 pages, condition is good some minor edge wear. An owners name to the flyleaf. Report of a working group appointed by the Scottish local authority associations - presented to the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Associations September 1973.

$12.63

'Spitting Tacks' Lord Frasers Report into the building of the Scottish Parliament
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'Spitting Tacks' Lord Frasers Report into the building of the Scottish Parliament

By anon

Tim Coates, 2004. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. p/b 312 pages, condition is very good. Lord Frasers Report into the building of the Scottish Parliament

$13.30

Scotland Reclaimed: The Inside Story of Scotland's First Democratic Parliamentary Election
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Scotland Reclaimed: The Inside Story of Scotland's First Democratic Parliamentary Election

By Ritchie, Murray

UK: Saltire Society, 2000. Paperback. Very Good. 21.2 x 13.4 x 2.4 cm. p/b 243 pages, condition is very good. The inside story of Scotland's first General Election - a record of events in public and behind the scenes as witnessed by Murray Ritchie, Scottish political editor of "The Herald" newspaper. A personal record provides a study of how rival politicians and parties campaigned to win over electors and to impress public opinion through the media. Political strategists resorted to the black arts, placing unprecedented pressure on newspapers, as they conducted the toughest campaign in Scottish history. An account of how politicians reacted before the cameras and in private to the peaks and troughs of a fascinating campaign.

$13.30

A Claim of Right for Scotland
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A Claim of Right for Scotland

By Edwards, owen Dudley

Polygon, 1989. Paperback. Good. p/b 202 pages, condition is good, the pages are tanned.

$8.64

Politics and Society in Scotland
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Politics and Society in Scotland

By A Brown, D McCrone & L Paterson

UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 1998. 2nd Edition . Paperback. Very Good. 21.4 x 13.8 x 1.8 cm. p/b 260 pages, condition is very good. Substantially revised and rewritten in the light of the 1997 General Election and Devolution referendum, the 2nd edition of this widely-used text provides an up-to-date assessment of Scottish politics under Blair and the likely impact of the new Scottish Parliament. The book focuses in particular on Scotland's constitutional position within the UK; its system of policy making; the nature of the Scottish economy; and the changing patterns of party electoral and grass roots politics. An important feature is its focus throughout on the relationship between culture, identity and ethnicity and that between politics and civil society as it has developed since the Act of Union in 1707.

$8.64

Year Zero: An Inside View of the Scottish Parliament
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Year Zero: An Inside View of the Scottish Parliament

By Watson, Mike

UK: Polygon at Edinburgh University Press, 2001. Paperback. Very Good. 1.3 x 13.9 x 21.5 cm. p/b 210 pages, condition is very good. As a Member of the Scottish Parliament, having been a member of the House of Commons for eight years and being a current member of the House of Lords, Mike Watson is uniquely situated to offer an insight to the workings of the Scottish Parliament in its first year of operation. This book offers the reader an insight to the inner workings of the Parliament, and a hands-on, insider view of the events witnessed over the last year. He asks whether the Parliament has delivered what it promised the people of Scotland - a modern, accessible, transparent and responsive legislature, quite unlike Westminster - and explores the extent to which the new Parliament's aims and powers were realistically set, illustrating the ways in which it has reacted to the unpredictability of events. Starting with events on 7 May 1999, the day following the elections, in the course of the book Mike Watson looks at the formation of the Labour-Liberal Democrat partnership, party politics, the media, the workings of the Committees, the Cubie report, Section 28, the Ayr by-election, and the role and relationships between MSPs. He concludes by looking at lessons to be learnt and what the future may hold.

$8.64

The New Scottish Politics: The First Year of the Scottish Parliament and Beyond
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The New Scottish Politics: The First Year of the Scottish Parliament and Beyond

By Hassan, Gerry & Warhurst, Chris

UK: Stationery Office Books, 2000. Soft cover. Very Good. 1.3 x 14.6 x 21 cm. p/b 202 pages, condition is very good. 1999 saw the first Scottish Parliament since the 1707 Treaty of the Union. In this work, Gerry Hassan and Chris Warhurst bring together a number of commentators to create a comprehensive overview of the first year of the Scottish Parliament. Their aim is to take the reader through the expectations pre-May 6th, how May 6th results changed things, the development since then and finally to map out possible future developments. The book is split into four sections of approximately 20 chapters, each written by authoritative political commentators. A prior knowledge of Scottish politics is not needed for the reader to gain an understanding of the events of the year discussed.

$8.64

Forward!: Labour Politics in Scotland, 1888-1988 (Determinations)
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Forward!: Labour Politics in Scotland, 1888-1988 (Determinations)

By Donnachie, Ian (Editor)

UK: Polygon, 1989. Soft cover. Very Good. p/b 184 pages, condition is very good.

$9.97

Socialism in the New Society
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Socialism in the New Society

By Douglas Jay

UK: Longmans, 1962. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. h/b 414 pages, condition is very good. In this important book Douglas Jay makes a timely reappraisal of the vital issues which face Socialism in the second half of the twentieth century. He recalls the meaning and origins of Socialism as well as the twist given by Marx to its basic ideas. He goes on show the expediency of collective security and collective disarmament while the United Nations is being built up into an effective World Government. He examines fundamental issues such as unilateral disarmament, capital gains and the redistribution of property and income, national and international economic expansion and the case for increasing expenditure on public services, particularly on education as the only effective means of combating the menace of mass media to the cultural values of the nation: Finally, he discusses what sort of political party is required in the United Kingdom to win public support and to achieve the reforms he advocates.

$11.30

The Trade Unionist and the Tycoon - Signed

By Mackie, Allister

UK: Mainstream Publishing, 1992. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.25" x 9.5. h/b 224 pages, condition is very good, signed by the author on the flyleaf. On 5 November 1991 Robert Maxwell drowned. Since then his empire has collapsed. Bankruptcy and criminal proceedings have stalked his family. As more is understood about his business methods, the more the wonder grows that he was ever allowed back into legitimate business after he has been branded by the Board of Trade as unfit to run a public company. Allister Mackie has written the most complete account yet of Maxwell's business methods. It is based on an extraordinary and painful episode in the seventies when Mackie led a workers' co-operative that tried to save a newspaper - and then found himself in a physically and psychologically exhausting struggle as Maxwell manoeuvred to take control and oust him. Here were all the characteristics that typified Maxwell but which could not be revealed in his lifetime because of the threat of libel writs, which Maxwell used as guided missiles to shut up his critics. Here is the charm, the cajolery, the hunger for recognition and power. Here too are the lying, the cheating, the manipulative cynicism that sometimes bordered on the comic. Like the time when Maxwell pretended to prepare a bed in the boardroom so that he could work through the night - and then slipped off to his suite in a luxury hotel; like the time he harangued his adversary Mackie over the Tannoy in a Kafka-esque and nightmarish series of public denunciations. This is a book of exceptional merit that, because of the libel laws, has had to wait a quarter of a century for publication. It is written with power and directness. The characters come vividly to life. Slowly, as Maxwell connived and convinced, Mackie found the loyalty of his beloved workforce slipping away and with it the dream that had founded the "Scottish Daily News". The book hastens to a conclusion that has genuinely tragic undertones. Chiefly, it adds to the mystery of how Maxwell was ever allowed back in from the cold; but it does also explain how he was able to fool so many people who satisfied themselves too easily of his good intentions. Tony Benn, who, as the then Secretary for State for Industry, played a central role in enabling the cooperative, provides an authoritative and fascinating foreword.

$13.30

Kirkcaldy's Parliamentarians
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Kirkcaldy's Parliamentarians

By Potter, David

Fife, Scotland: Kirkcaldy Civic Society, 1000. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 5.75 X 8.25. p/b 114 pages, condition is very good.

$46.53

Rebellious and Contrary: The Glasgow Dockers, 1853-1932
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Rebellious and Contrary: The Glasgow Dockers, 1853-1932

By Kenefick, William

UK: Tuckwell Press Ltd, 2000. Soft cover. Very Good. 6" x 9.25. p/b 284 pages, condition is very good. Scottish Historical Review Monograph Number 10. This text provides an authoritative historical account of life and work along the Glasgow waterfront in the 19th and 20th centuries. Glasgow dockers, composed mainly of Catholic Irish and Protestant Scottish Highlanders, were at the forefront of dock trade unionism in Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Formidable and fiercely independent, they fashioned their trade unionism to protect the casual system of employment, preserve traditional workplace practices, and defend local Scottish autonomy. In the 20th century they broke away from two national British unions because of "the tyranny of English trade unionism". Reputedly, Ernest Bevin, leader of the Transport and General Workers Union, described them as "rebellious and contrary" when they seceded and formed their own independent Scottish union in 1932.

$13.30

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