Party, Parliament and Personality: Essays Presented to Hugh Berrington

Party, Parliament and Personality: Essays Presented to Hugh Berrington

by Peter Jones, Jones Peter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415115264

ISBN-13: 9780415115261

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a collection of essays on political psychology commissioned to commemorate the retirement of Hugh Berrington and to celebrate his contribution to the field, the authors comprise some of the best known names in Political Science in the UK, including Ivor Crewe, Vincent Wright, David Hine and Iain McLean. The central focus of the volume is British Politics,

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This is a collection of essays on political psychology commissioned to commemorate the retirement of Hugh Berrington and to celebrate his contribution to the field, the authors comprise some of the best known names in Political Science in the UK, including Ivor Crewe, Vincent Wright, David Hine and Iain McLean. The central focus of the volume is British Politics, but the book also contains a number of comparative chapters including David Hine's on the political psychology of corruption, which focuses on Italy. The book also contains theoretical chapters, including Albert Weale's on the central nature of disagreement in democratic politics. The bulk of the chapters are concerned with the psychology of individual political actors, but there is also a chapter on the psychology of individual political theorists, which focuses on Thomas Hobbes and Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415115261
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
1Introduction1
2Hugh Berrington: a profile and an appreciation11
3Democracy and disagreement22
4The awkward art of reconciliation42
5Loyalists and defectors: the SDP breakaway from the parliamentary Labour Party 1981-261
6'The poison'd chalice': the European issue in British party politics84
7The Industrial privatisation programmes of Britain and France: the impact of political and institutional factors99
8Backbench opinion revisited121
9Members of Parliament and issues of conscience141
10Parliamentary sovereignty and public opinion165
11Party, personality and law: the political culture of Italian corruption180
12Psychology and political theory: does personality make a difference?203
Bibliography of Hugh Berrington's writings227
Index230

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