The Northern Question

The Northern Question

Author: Adrian Nicola Carello

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874133424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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This study relates the underdevelopment of southern Italy's Mezzogiorno to Italy's participation in the European Economic Community. In the tracing of its origins and evolution, the Mezzogiomo's underdevelopment is shown to have been intensified under Italy's current ruling class.

The Northern Question

The Northern Question

Author: Tom Hazeldine

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786634078

Category: History

Page: 304

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Britain has scarcely begun to come to terms with its recent upheavals, from the crisis over Brexit to the collapse of Labour’s ‘red wall’. What can explain such momentous shifts? In this essential work, Tom Hazeldine excavates the history of a divided country: North and South, industry versus finance, Whitehall and the left-behind. Only by fully registering these deep-seated tensions, he argues, can we make sense of the present moment. Hazeldine tracks the North-South divide over the longue durée, from the formation of an English state rooted in London and the south-east; the Industrial Revolution and the rise of provincial trade unions and the Labour party; the dashed hopes for regional economic renewal in the post-war years; the sharply contrasting fates of northern manufacturing and the City of London under Thatcher and New Labour; to the continuing repercussions of financial crisis and austerity. The Northern Question is set to transform our understanding of the politics of Westminster – its purpose, according to Hazeldine, to stand English history on its head.

The Northern Question

The Northern Question

Author: Tom Hazeldine

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781786634092

Category: History

Page: 0

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A history of the UK’s regional inequalities, and why they matter Differences between England’s North and South continue to shape national politics, from attitudes to Brexit and the electoral collapse of Labour’s ‘Red Wall’ to Whitehall’s experimentation with regional pandemic lockdowns. Why is this fault line such a persistent feature of the English landscape? The Northern Question is a history of England seen in the unfamiliar light of a northern perspective. While London is the capital and the centre for trade and finance, the proclaimed leader of the nation, northern England has always seemed like a different country. In the nineteenth century its industrializing society appeared set to bring a political revolution down upon Westminster and the City. Tom Hazeldine recounts how subsequent governments put finance before manufacturing, London ahead of the regions, and austerity before reconstruction.

Northern Quest

Northern Quest

Author: Howard Waite

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452016879

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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As second generation Englishmen in the New World who felt that the frontier was a much better choice than staying in the area where he had been born. He became a helper in the area of Hatfield, Massachusetts, married and was a soldier,. a salesman and a farmer. As the years passed there was a skirmish with the Indians and it was in this that Ben earned his name as "The Hero of the Connecticut Valley/". But his real bravery came in the tracing his wife and daughter to Canada in the midst of Winter.

Ideology and the Irish Question

Ideology and the Irish Question

Author: Paul Bew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015033078596

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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Could Ireland have become a self-governing nation in 1912? Paul Bew's controversial examination of Irish politics in the years 1912-1916 investigates the issues at stake in the home rule crisis, and offers a new assessment of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Modernity and Secession

Modernity and Secession

Author: Michel Huysseune

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789204278

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 836

The northern Italian, ‘Padanian’ identity, fostered by the Lega Nord, is rooted in the long-standing tradition, in political and scholarly discourse, of casting regional differences within Italy in terms of a North-South geographic divide. Trying to come to terms, in the late 1980s and 1990s, with Italy’s (real or presumed) inadequacies – such as inefficient government, corruption, and organized crime – this imagined geography acquired political centrality in that the North became associated with the virtues of modernity and the South with the vices of un-modernity. It was not only politicians but also social scientists, who fostered and perpetuated this conceptualization of the North-South divide, thus imposing a normative hierarchy between the two parts of the country. In response to this discourse many scholars, both in Italy and abroad, have started to question this perception of the South as a “backward” and implicitly inferior society. Starting from this critical tradition, Michel Huysseune provides a new, systematic, and interdisciplinary approach that re-interprets the premises behind Italy’s imagined geography of modernity. He moves beyond an understanding of the South as a “backward” and implicitly inferior society and problematizes normative notions of modernity, thus offering a new perspective on the North-South divide, which has a significance well beyond the case of Italy.

Protection, Patronage, or Plunder? British Machinations and (B)uganda’s Struggle for Independence

Protection, Patronage, or Plunder? British Machinations and (B)uganda’s Struggle for Independence

Author: Apollo N. Makubuya

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527525962

Category: Political Science

Page: 547

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In the scramble for Africa, Britain took a lion’s share of the continent. It occupied and controlled vast territories, including the Uganda Protectorate – which it ruled for 68 years. Early administrators in the region encountered the progressive kingdom of Buganda, which they incorporated into the British Empire. Under the guise of protection, indirect rule and patronage, Britain overran, plundered and disempowered the kingdom’s traditional institutions. On liquidation of the Empire, Buganda was coaxed into a problematic political order largely dictated from London. Today, 56 years after independence, the kingdom struggles to rediscover itself within Uganda’s fragile politics. Based on newly de-classified records, this book reconstructs a history of the machinations underpinning British imperial interests in (B)Uganda and the personalities who embodied colonial rule. It addresses Anglo-Uganda relations, demonstrating how Uganda’s politics reflects its colonial past, and the forces shaping its future. It is a far-reaching examination of British rule in (B)uganda, questioning whether it was designed for protection, for patronage or for plunder.

Fianna Fáil, Irish Republicanism and the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1968-2005

Fianna Fáil, Irish Republicanism and the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1968-2005

Author: Catherine O'Donnell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123332244

Category: History

Page: 268

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This book provides an examination of Fianna Fail's record on Northern Ireland since 1968. It outlines the party's response to the Troubles and its guiding principles in the search for the solution. Catherine O'Donnell argues that the relationship between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein is central to understanding Fianna Fail's role in the peace process, which began with the Fianna Fail-Sinn Fein talks in 1988. She investigates the implications of the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement for Fianna Fail's ideology and policy on Northern Ireland and highlights the continued centrality of the relationship between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein to the peace process and politics in the Republic of Ireland. As Sinn Fein make further electoral gains in the Republic of Ireland, this book will be essential reading for anyone wishing to understand how Republicanism is a contested electoral resource within southern politics.