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Dorey, Peter 1959-

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Works: 27 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 7,124 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Peter Dorey
 
Most widely held works by Peter Dorey
British politics since 1945 by Peter Dorey( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Politics since 1945 offers a comprehensive overview of post-war British politics for introductory students and general readers alike. The book balances a narrative of the major events and personalities of the post-war political scene with a critical assessment of the recurrent issues and concerns of political debate. It also analyses the main ideological perspectives operating within party politics since 1945, indicating how these have both shaped and interpreted post-war British politics. The book makes extensive use of primary sources, including autobiographies of the main political personalities since 1945, whilst also providing valuable appendices such as a glossary, chronology of key events and important legislation, and a list of post-war prime ministers. It is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in the history and politics of post-war Britain
The Major premiership : politics and policies under John Major, 1990-97 by Peter Dorey( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative text examines how and why the Major governments sought to reform the civil service, local government, education, social security and industrial relations, and also looks at the problems he faced within his own party
From crisis to coalition : the Conservative Party, 1997-2010 by Peter Dorey( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2010 the Conservative Party returned to office after over a decade of largely ineffective opposition to New Labour. This book explains why it took so long to recover, and why the party was unable to win an overall majority despite the charismatic leadership of David Cameron. It covers all aspects of Conservative Party politics since 1997
Policy making in Britain : an introduction by Peter Dorey( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook introduces students to the public policy-making process in Britain today. Assuming no prior knowledge, it provides a full review of the key actors, institutions and processes
Developments in British public policy by Peter Dorey( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a comprehensive review of all the key public policy sectors in contemporary British politics. Each chapter is written by a leading authority in their field and includes case studies, discussion questions and further reading
The Conservative Party and the trade unions by Peter Dorey( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examiniation of the attitudes and policies of the Conservative party towards the trade unions from the mid 19th century, linking these to wider political circumstances and exploring the key personalities involved
British Conservatism : the politics and philosophy of inequality by Peter Dorey( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging study will be particularly valuable to students interested in the ideas and debates surrounding British Conservatism, past and present. It will also be of great interest to readers wanting to understand how the Conservative Party proved so successful electorally during most of the twentieth century, to the extent that it attracted the support of up to one-third of the working class, thereby deflecting the potential challenge of socialism, and indeed, how it has come to enjoy its latest resurgence at the polls in spite of a growing gulf between rich and poor and deepening inequality. --Book Jacket
House of Lords reform since 1911 : must the Lords go? by Peter Dorey( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1911, the power of the House of Lords was curbed, as a prelude to establishing a more democratic Second Chamber. A century later, the House of Lords is still comprised mostly of appointed peers, with some hereditary peers remaining. This book explains why House of Lords reform has proceeded so erratically since 1911, and why an elected Second Chamber has still not been established 100 years later. Using a range of primary sources, including Cabinet papers, Ministerial correspondence, the archives of the main political parties and the private papers of various key political figures, this unique study traces the main proposals for reform of the Second Chamber during the last 100 years, and notes that even the apparently simplest measures have raised complex or constitutionally awkward problems when exposed to fuller discussion and examination. Furthermore, the issue of House of Lords reform has not only repeatedly revealed disagreements between the main parties, but also marked differences within them, which have exacerbated the problems of securing agreement on proposals for reform
The Labour Party and constitutional reform : a history of constitutional conservatism by Peter Dorey( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the nature and basis of Labour's constitutional conservatism, as well as the debates and disagreements within the Party which constitutional reform has variously prompted from 1906 to the present day."--Jacket
The Labour governments, 1964-1970( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Dorey here presents the most comprehensive, in-depth and original book of the 1964-1970 labour governments published to date. This unique account examines a wide range of political issues and makes extensive use of primary sources recently released by the Public Records Office, including previously unpublished cabinet papers, ministerial correspondence, ministers' private papers and interviews with former ministers. Peter Dorey analyzes the policies and intra-party debates of the era and the problems, which ministers faced in the context of both external events, and the growing unrest amongst labour backbenchers. Providing a systematic analysis of this key period in modern British history, contributions span economic policies, foreign affairs, social reform, liberalism, constitutional reform and territorial management, thus ensuring that this text is essential reading for researchers and students of politics and government
British conservatism and trade unionism, 1945-1964 by Peter Dorey( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the a brief period between the end of the Second World War and the election of Harold Wilson's Labour government in 1964, when the Conservative Party adopted a remarkably constructive and conciliatory approach to the trade unions, dubbed 'voluntarism'. During this time the party leadership made strenuous efforts to avoid, as far as was politically possible, confrontation with, or legislation against, the trade unions, even when this incurred the wrath of some Conservative backbenchers and the Party's mass membership. Making extensive use of primary and archival sources it ex
Wage politics in Britain : the rise and fall of incomes policies since 1945 by Peter Dorey( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a comprehensive and in-depth account of the history of incomes policies in post-war Britain, detailing in particular attempts at securing wage restraint pursued by each government up to 1979, and how and why incomes policies were abandoned thereafter
The political rhetoric and oratory of Margaret Thatcher by Andrew Scott Crines( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the political oratory, rhetoric and persona of Margaret Thatcher as a means of understanding her justifications for 'Thatcherism'. The main arenas for consideration are set piece speeches to conference, media engagements, and Parliamentary orations. Thatcher's rhetorical style is analysed through the lens of the Aristotelian modes of persuasion (ethos, pathos, logos). Furthermore, the classical methods of oratorical engagement (deliberative, epidictic, judicial) are employed to consider her style of delivery. The authors place her styles of communication into their respective political contexts over a series of noteworthy issues, such as industrial relations, foreign policy, economic reform, and party management. By doing so, this distinctive book shines new light on Thatcher and her political career
The British coalition government, 2010-2015 : a marriage of inconvenience by Peter Dorey( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the formation and operation of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government from May 2010 to May 2015. The authors outline the factors that enabled the union, including economic circumstances, parliamentary politics, the initially amicable relationship established between David Cameron and Nick Clegg, and the apparent ideological closeness of Conservative modernisers and Orange Book Liberal Democrats. The authors then analyse how these factors shaped the policy agenda pursued over the five years, including the issues of deficit reduction, public sector reform, and welfare reduction, before discussing the tensions that developed as a result of these decisions. Ultimately, relations between the coalition partners steadily became less amicable and more acrimonious, as mutual respect gave way to mutual recrimination
Trade unions and industrial relations since 1979 : a total transformation by Peter Dorey( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabinet and Prime Minister : heart of the body politic? by Peter Dorey( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British politics : update 1999-2002 by Roy Bentley( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in politics : an annual review( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissent and disagreement in the Conservative Party over the issue of trade union and industrial relations reform, 1960-1984 by Peter Dorey( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Premiership, 1990-1997 : Politics and Policies under John Major by Peter Dorey( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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British politics since 1945
Alternative Names
Dorey, Pete 1959-

Languages
English (194)

German (1)

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From crisis to coalition : the Conservative Party, 1997-2010Policy making in Britain : an introductionDevelopments in British public policyThe Conservative Party and the trade unionsBritish Conservatism : the politics and philosophy of inequalityHouse of Lords reform since 1911 : must the Lords go?The Labour Party and constitutional reform : a history of constitutional conservatismThe Labour governments, 1964-1970