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Webber, David M.

Works: 5 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,090 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA591.B76, 324.2410709049
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David M Webber
Global statesman : how Gordon Brown took New Labour to the world by David M Webber( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Statesman revisits Gordon Brown's decade as the New Labour Chancellor and his crucial but neglected attempts to eliminate global poverty. From DFID to Brown's own faith and social philosophy, Webber explores, problematises and critiques Brown's policies on overseas aid, Third-World debt and addressing HIV/AIDS. Drawing on nearly two decades' worth of primary research, including an extensive and exhaustive survey of speeches and policy statements made by Gordon Brown both prior to and throughout his time in government, David Webber provides a body of evidence currently absent from the New Labour/UK politics literature. Discover the level of influence that Brown was able to wield in international financial institutions such as the World Bank and IMF; Ed Balls' influence on Brown from the early 1990s; and the revelatory finding that Brown's famous 'surprise' decision to hand over monetary policy to the Bank of England was, in fact, made at least four years before New Labour even came to power
From Whitehall to the world : international development and the global reconfiguration of New Labour's political economy by David M Webber( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the creation of the Department for International Development (DFID) in 1997, much scholarly effort has been concentrated on describing New Labour's international development policy outputs. Within these accounts however, there has been little, if any, treatment of how its development policies actually came to be formed, or even more specifically, analysis of the linkages between this branch of foreign policy and New Labour's domestic political economy. My thesis seeks to fill this gap in the literature. My major contribution is to show that the character and orientation of a set of policies designed initially by New Labour officials for the domestic economy were subsequently 'recycled' and transmitted abroad into the field of international development. I test such a claim empirically through three case studies exploring in depth the core policy areas of debt relief, HIV and AIDS, and overseas aid, through which I am able to trace the way that ideas first developed at home were subsequently transposed into its international development policy. This provides the framework which allows me to examine how the Blair and Brown Governments managed the frequently conflicting expectations of the two sets of 'market' and 'social' constituencies in the construction of their international development policy. While 'social' constituencies were successful in influencing processes of policy change which iteratively moved policy closer to their expectations, on the whole its character still favoured the demands of the 'market' constituencies, as had been the case previously in its domestic political economy. Although New Labour's international development policies appeared to become more 'social' over time, this did not mean that they became dominated by 'social concerns'. My overall characterisation of New Labour's often complex phasing of its international development policy, then, is that it remained market-driven albeit not exclusively market-oriented
A part-per-million measurement of the positive muon lifetime and a determination of the Fermi constant by David M Webber( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mean life of the positive muon has been measured to part-per-million precision using a time-structured beam, a ferromagnetic target, and a fast, multi-segmented and symmetric scintillator detection array. The result, based on data acquired in 2006, is $tau_{mu^+} = unit[2196980.1 pm 2.6 pm 1.9]{ps}, $ where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. When combined with the measurement based on our 2007 dataset, the average is $tau_{mu^+}^{rm avg} = unit[2196980.3 pm 2.8]{ps}$ and the derived value for the Fermi constant is $G_F = unit[1.1663818 (8) times 10^{-5}]{GeV^{-2}}$. This thesis describes the motivation for the measurement, the experimental technique, the data analysis, and the systematic uncertainties for the 2006 dataset
'Playing on the break': Karl Polanyi and the double-movement 'Against Modern Football'( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While the popularity of English football increases worldwide, there has been a marked rise in the discontent expressed by a small but growing group of domestic fans. This dissent has led to the emergence of a movement broadly defined as being 'Against Modern Football' (AMF), a banner under which fans of rival clubs have gathered in an attempt to challenge the poor governance, commercialism and greed that has come to dominate the English game. This article offers a conceptualisation of what it means to be 'against modern football' based upon Karl Polanyi's analysis of the market society. Developing the dialectic of the 'double-movement' that appears in Polanyi's most famous work, The Great Transformation, this article demonstrates how these governing principles might be useful in explaining both the complex cultural political economy of English football and the possibilities that exist for the AMF movement to socially re-embed the modern game
Evaluation of wine sales at Massachusetts agricultural events 2011 by David M Webber( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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