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‘A Basic Closure of Perspective’? Reply to Robinson and Tormey1

Lasse Thomassen.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2007; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 1985 words.

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A. Clark, The Last Diaries: In and Out of the Wilderness, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2002, 405 pp., £20

Keith Alderman.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

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

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A. Davis, Public Relations Democracy: Public Relations, Politics and the Mass Media in Britain, Manchester University Press, 2002, 222 pp., pb. £15.99

David Richards.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

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

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A. Forster, Euroscepticism in Contemporary British Politics, Routledge, 2002, 157 pp., pb. £18.99

Eric Shaw.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

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

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A. Jordan, The Europeanization of British Environmental Policy: A Departmental Perspective, 2002, 236 pp., £45

David Richards.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

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

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A. Park, J. Curtice, K. Thomson, L. Jarvis and C. Bromley, British Social Attitudes, 18th Report: Public policy, Social ties, Sage, 2001, 366 pp., hb. £37.50

Michael Thrasher.

in Parliamentary Affairs

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

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

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Abbott, Samuel Warren

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration. 887 words.

Abbott, Samuel Warren (12 June 1837–22 October 1904), public health official, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel Abbott, an army captain, and Ruth Winn. He completed his...

Abetot, Urse d' (c. 1040–1108), administrator

J. H. Round.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration. 661 words.

Abetot, Urse d' (c. 1040–1108), administrator, derived his name from St Jean d'Abbetot, near Tancarville (Seine Inférieure) where he was probably born. He appears in Domesday Book as a...

Abingdon [Abyndon], Richard (d. in or before 1322), administrator

J. R. S. Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration. 790 words.

Abingdon [Abyndon], Richard (d. in or before 1322), administrator, was probably a native of Abingdon in Berkshire, and possibly a relation both of Stephen Abingdon, who became butler of the...

Abney, Sir Thomas (1639/40–1722), merchant and mayor of London

Gary S. De Krey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1557 words.

Abney, Sir Thomas (1639/40–1722), merchant and mayor of London, was born at Willesley, Derbyshire, the youngest of four sons of James Abney, landowner, and Jane Mainwaring (d. after 1640)....

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...

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...

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....

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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Accountability in Parliament

Mark Bennister and Phil Larkin.

in Exploring Parliament

February 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Institutions. 4838 words.

This chapter focuses on the accountability of the government to Parliament. One way to conceptualize the place of the UK Parliament in the accountability process is as part of a ‘chain of...

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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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