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Abney, Sir William de Wiveleslie (1843–1920), civil servant and photographic scientist

Peter J. T. Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Art. 1713 words.

Abney, Sir William de Wiveleslie (1843–1920), civil servant and photographic scientist, was born at Derby on 24 July 1843, the eldest son of Edward Henry Abney (bap. 1811, d. 1892), vicar...

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Abortion, Gay Rights and Politics in Britain and America: A Comparison

Martin Durham.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 0 words.

Abortion has long played an important role in American politics. More recently, opposition to gay marriage has emerged to prominence at both federal and state levels. In Britain, changes to...

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About Institutions, Mainly, but not Exclusively, Political

Jean Blondel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

June 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Institutions; Comparative Politics. 6353 words.

This article discusses the concept of institution by examining the components of an institution and the way in which institutionalization can increase or decrease. It considers the place to...

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Abrahams, Harold Maurice (1899–1978), athlete and civil servant

Norris McWhirter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1416 words.

Abrahams, Harold Maurice (1899–1978), athlete and civil servant, was born at 30 Rutland Road, Bedford, on 15 December 1899, the youngest in the family of two daughters and four sons of...

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Abrahams, Sir Lionel Barnett (1869–1919), economist and civil servant

G. Balachandran.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Economics. 704 words.

Abrahams, Sir Lionel Barnett (1869–1919), economist and civil servant, was born in London on 9 December 1869, the only son of Mordecai Abrahams, secretary to the Initiation Society....

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An Absorbing Hanging

Andrew Geddes and Jonathan Tonge.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2010; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 3209 words.

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‘Acceptable Difference’: Diversity, Representation and Pathways to UK Politics

Catherine Durose, Liz Richardson, Ryan Combs, Christina Eason and Francesca Gains.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 7657 words.

Political representation in the UK continues to be dominated by white, middle-aged, middle-class men, but several equalities groups now have an established presence in national political...

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Accountability and the Nonprofit Sector

Steven Rathgeb Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Policy; Political Institutions. 6771 words.

Accountability in nonprofits is complicated and multi-faceted. Nonprofits can also be sites of vibrant civic engagement, community governance, and providers of valuable local services....

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Accountable Corporate Governance

Sheldon Leader.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Policy; Political Institutions. 7392 words.

This chapter explores the ways in which public standards of accountability are brought to bear on a nominally private institution: the commercial corporation. It considers several classic...

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Accountable Only to God?
 SIMON BURALL, BRENDAN DONNELLY and STUART WEIR (eds), <i>Not in Our Name: Democracy and Foreign Policy in the UK</i>, Politico’s Publishing, 2006, 242 pp., ISBN 1-84275-150-6, £12.99.

Steve Belzak.

in Parliamentary Affairs

October 2006; p ublished online September 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 2474 words.

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