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Conceptualising the Multi-Level Party: Two Complementary Approaches
While party research has seen a number of conceptual developments in recent years, it has not kept pace with parties becoming more territorial as a result of the increasing importance of sub-nationalExpand
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‘Tissue on the Bones’: Towards the Development of a Post-structuralist Institutionalism
The ‘new institutionalist’ approaches have recently been beneficially expanded by the introduction of a body of work which falls under the collective label of discursive-constructivistExpand
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Rhetoric and policy learning: On Rhodri Morgan’s ‘Clear Red Water’ and ‘Made in Wales’ health policies
One of the benefits of multi-level systems of governments, according to their supporters, is that their plurality of governmental institutions/levels provides the scope for valuable policy innovationExpand
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Welsh devolution and the problem of legislative competence
With political consensus reached across Wales and Westminster that the current conferred powers model of Welsh devolution should be replaced with a reserved powers model as exists in Scotland andExpand
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Conclusion: Oratory and Rhetoric in Democratic Party Politics
The contributors to this book have each analysed the oratory and rhetoric of a significant figure from the Democratic Party’s history, ranging from John F. Kennedy in the 1960s to Barack Obama in theExpand
Harold Wilson and devolution
Book Review: Political Theory: Alain Badiou: Key Concepts
This is the long-awaited translation of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by those who agree with the position held by Leo Strauss and his students that if one is going to access texts through aExpand
The problem of letting go: The ‘Big Society’, accountable governance and ‘the curse of the decentralizing minister’
While clear lines of accountability are normally considered a sine qua non of any modern democracy, this article argues that too much accountability can be as problematic as too little. Through theExpand
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