Dick Taverne: Against the Tide by Dick Taverne

Dick Taverne: Against the Tide
  • Title : Dick Taverne: Against the Tide
  • Author : Dick Taverne
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1849547270
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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In 1973, Labour MP Dick Taverne caused a national sensation when he stood against his own party as an independent to win a historic by-election in Lincoln. Demonstrating the power of the individual against party politics, his bold move was a forerunner for the formation of the SDP some eight years later and cemented his own place in political history. Peppered with entertaining anecdotes, Against the Tide sets Taverne's political battles in the context of a rich and varied life. After studying at Oxford University, Taverne juggled a legal career while taking his first steps in politics, before serving in Harold Wilson's government during the 1960s. His later achievements included the launch of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the founding of the charity Sense About Science, whose objective of advancing public understanding of science continues to inform public debate today. Still an active member of the House of Lords, Dick Taverne presents a thoughtful and compelling memoir, as well as a measured account of fraught and turbulent times.


Against the Tide by Dick Taverne

Against the Tide
  • Title : Against the Tide
  • Author : Dick Taverne
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  • ISBN Code : 9781849546690
  • Pages : 309
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  • Language : English
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Lord Dick Taverne QC, born 18th October, 1928, is an English politician, of Dutch origin, who has enjoyed a long and varied career for over sixty years. His life is a contemporary history lesson, clearly and cleverly written, peppered with illuminating and amusing anecdotes. Here he tells us what life was like in power and in opposition, and of his admiration for and close working relationship with Roy Jenkins.


Transfer State by Peter Sloman

Transfer State
  • Title : Transfer State
  • Author : Peter Sloman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0198813260
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The idea of a guaranteed minimum income has been central to British social policy debates for more than a century. Since the First World War, a variety of market economists, radical activists, and social reformers have emphasized the possibility of tackling poverty through direct cash transfers between the state and its citizens. As manufacturing employment has declined and wage inequality has grown since the 1970s, cash benefits and tax credits have become an important source of income for millions of working-age households, including many low-paid workers with children. The nature and purpose of these transfer payments, however, remain highly contested. Conservative and New Labour governments have used in-work benefits and conditionality requirements to 'activate' the unemployed and reinforce the incentives to take low-paid work - an approach which has reached its apogee in Universal Credit. By contrast, a growing number of campaigners have argued that the challenge of providing economic security in an age of automation would be better met by paying a Universal Basic Income to all citizens. Transfer State provides the first detailed history of guaranteed income proposals in modern Britain, which brings together intellectual history and archival research to show how the pursuit of an integrated tax and benefit system has shaped UK public policy since 1918. The result is a major new analysis of the role of cash transfers in the British welfare state which sets Universal Credit in a historical perspective and examines the cultural and political barriers to a Universal Basic Income.


Against the Tide by Tony Benn

Against the Tide
  • Title : Against the Tide
  • Author : Tony Benn
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 754
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  • Language : English
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This third volume of Benn's political diaries brings us to a watershed in British politics - the post-war consensus is finally buried, with the defeat of Heath, the stormy resignation of Wilson and Callaghan's brief rule preparing the way for a new era of Thatcher domination.


Time & Tide by N.A

Time & Tide
  • Title : Time & Tide
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Writing on the Wall by Phillip Whitehead

The Writing on the Wall
  • Title : The Writing on the Wall
  • Author : Phillip Whitehead
  • Publisher : Michael Joseph
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 438
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  • Language : English
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The Reselection of MPs by Alison Young

The Reselection of MPs
  • Title : The Reselection of MPs
  • Author : Alison Young
  • Publisher : Dartmouth Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 154
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  • Language : English
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The March of Unreason by Dick Taverne

The March of Unreason
  • Title : The March of Unreason
  • Author : Dick Taverne
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191578614
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Our daily news bulletins bring us tales of the wonder of science, from Mars rovers and intelligent robots to developments in cancer treatment, and yet often the emphasis is on the potential threats posed by science. It appears that irrationality is on the rise in western society, and public opinion is increasingly dominated by unreflecting prejudice and unwillingness to engage with factual evidence. From genetically modified crops and food, organic farming, the MMR vaccine, environmentalism, the precautionary principle and the new anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation movements, the rejection of the evidence-based approach nurtures a culture of suspicion, distrust, and cynicism, and leads to dogmatic assertion and intolerance. In this compelling and timely examination of science and society, Dick Taverne argues that science, with all the benefits it brings, is an essential part of civilised and democratic society: it offers the most hopeful future for mankind.


The Literary Review by N.A

The Literary Review
  • Title : The Literary Review
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister by Richard Howard Stafford Crossman

The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister
  • Title : The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister
  • Author : Richard Howard Stafford Crossman
  • Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 1039
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  • Language : English
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The Economist by N.A

The Economist
  • Title : The Economist
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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People and Politics in Britain by Lynton J. Robins,Tom Brennan,John Sydney Sutton

People and Politics in Britain
  • Title : People and Politics in Britain
  • Author : Lynton J. Robins,Tom Brennan,John Sydney Sutton
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  • Pages : 254
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The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister: Secretary of State for Social Services, 1968-1970 by Richard Howard Stafford Crossman

The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister: Secretary of State for Social Services, 1968-1970
  • Title : The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister: Secretary of State for Social Services, 1968-1970
  • Author : Richard Howard Stafford Crossman
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  • Pages : 1039
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  • Language : English
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New Democrat by N.A

New Democrat
  • Title : New Democrat
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Ackerley Letters by Joe Randolph Ackerley

The Ackerley Letters
  • Title : The Ackerley Letters
  • Author : Joe Randolph Ackerley
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 354
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  • Language : English
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The letters of J.R. Ackerley by N.A

The letters of J.R. Ackerley
  • Title : The letters of J.R. Ackerley
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Illustrated London News by N.A

The Illustrated London News
  • Title : The Illustrated London News
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review by N.A

Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review
  • Title : Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Time to Declare by David Owen

Time to Declare
  • Title : Time to Declare
  • Author : David Owen
  • Publisher : Michael Joseph
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 822
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  • Language : English
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Time and Tide by N.A

Time and Tide
  • Title : Time and Tide
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Labour Party since 1945 by N.A

The Labour Party since 1945
  • Title : The Labour Party since 1945
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN Code : 1349229024
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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Socialist Standard by N.A

Socialist Standard
  • Title : Socialist Standard
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Local Government Review by N.A

Local Government Review
  • Title : Local Government Review
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Friends in High Places by Jeremy Paxman

Friends in High Places
  • Title : Friends in High Places
  • Author : Jeremy Paxman
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  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 370
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  • Language : English
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The author decided to take a new journey, a journey within Britain, to see how the country was governed and where power really lies. In his journey to Westminster and Eton, to the city and to Whitehall, he draws his own conclusions as to where power has shifted to in 1990s Britain.


Prospect by N.A

Prospect
  • Title : Prospect
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Management Today by N.A

Management Today
  • Title : Management Today
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Safety First by Paul Anderson,Nyta Mann

Safety First
  • Title : Safety First
  • Author : Paul Anderson,Nyta Mann
  • Publisher : Granta Books (Uk)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 456
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  • Language : English
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This is a collective portrait of the people who have formed a new regime for Britain in the Spring of 1997. The Labour Party under Tony Blair is electable and professional. It is single-minded in the pursuit of power, which has eluded the British centre-left for a generation. The party has purged itself of anything that makes Middle-England uneasy. It avoids even the rhetoric of the historic Labour Party, and is unsentimental about the sacred cows of Labour tradition: nationalization, support for trade unions and a belief in redistribution. New Labour is a smiling, teflon party, and its hour has come.


Annual Index to the Financial Times by N.A

Annual Index to the Financial Times
  • Title : Annual Index to the Financial Times
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Business Week by N.A

Business Week
  • Title : Business Week
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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New Statesman by N.A

New Statesman
  • Title : New Statesman
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Imagining Global Amsterdam by Marco de Waard

Imagining Global Amsterdam
  • Title : Imagining Global Amsterdam
  • Author : Marco de Waard
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9089643672
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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Imagining Global Amsterdam gaat over het beeld van Amsterdam in film, literatuur, visuele kunst en in het moderne stedelijke discours, in het bijzonder in de context van de mondialisering. De essays gaan onder andere dieper in op Amsterdam als een lieu de mémoire van de vroeg-moderne wereldhandel. Wat betekent deze herinnering in de hedendaagse cultuur? Waarom verwijzen zo veel contemporaine films en romans naar dit verleden terug? Ook het (inter)nationale imago van Amsterdam als een multicultureel en ultra-tolerant ‘%x;global village’%x; komt aan bod. Waarom is dit beeld zo persistent, en hoe heeft het zich in de loop van de laatste decennia ontwikkeld? Tot slot wordt ingegaan op de vraag hoe mondialiseringsprocessen ingrijpen in de stadscultuur, zoals in het prostitutiegebied op de Wallen en via de erfgoedindustrie. Hoe manifesteert de mondialisering zich in de stad, en welke rol speelt beeldvorming daarbij? Deze bundel vormt een rijk geschakeerd onderzoek naar de relatie tussen Amsterdam, mondialisering en stedelijke beeldvorming. Marco de Waard is als docent literatuurwetenschap verbonden aan het Amsterdam University College.


Reform and Revolt in the City of Dreaming Spires by Duncan Bowie

Reform and Revolt in the City of Dreaming Spires
  • Title : Reform and Revolt in the City of Dreaming Spires
  • Author : Duncan Bowie
  • Publisher : University of Westminster Press
  • ISBN Code : 1912656132
  • Pages : 354
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  • Language : English
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Books about Oxford have generally focused on the University rather than the city. This original book on the local politics of Oxford City from 1830 to 1980 is based on a comprehensive analysis of primary sources and tells the story of the city’s progressive politics. The book traces this history from Chartism and electoral reform in the mid-nineteenth century, through the early years of socialism to the impact of communism in the interwar period, the struggle between nuclear disarmers and Gaitskellites in the 1960s and the impact of the new revolutionary left in the late 1970s. Throughout the narrative, the book contrasts the two approaches of those engaged in progressive politics, those who focused on the politics of reform and improved government and those who preferred the politics of revolt, protest and revolutionary rhetoric. The author argues that a central feature of this history has been the co-existence and interaction of working- and middle- class elements. It rediscovers a rich heritage, a fascinating story and offers a rare wide-ranging chronological narrative of local UK city politics. Through its extensive quotes from primary sources, the book presents a vivid picture of local politics over 150 years.


Yes to Europe! by Robert Saunders

Yes to Europe!
  • Title : Yes to Europe!
  • Author : Robert Saunders
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108425356
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The first modern history of the 1975 European Referendum, ranging across 1970s Britain to assess why voters said 'Yes to Europe'.


Women of Westminster by Rachel Reeves

Women of Westminster
  • Title : Women of Westminster
  • Author : Rachel Reeves
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1448217865
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women (and even then only some women) had only been entitled to vote for just over a year. In the past 100 years, a total of 491 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet it was not until 2016 that the total number of women ever elected surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable – Britain has now had two female Prime Ministers and women MPs have made significant strides in fighting for gender equality - from the earliest suffrage campaigns, to Barbara Castle's fight for equal pay, to Harriet Harman's recent legislation on the gender pay gap. Yet the stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. In this book, Rachel Reeves brings forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019.


A Life at the Centre by Roy Jenkins

A Life at the Centre
  • Title : A Life at the Centre
  • Author : Roy Jenkins
  • Publisher : Politico\'s Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781842751770
  • Pages : 661
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  • Language : English
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Roy Jenkins led a life of variety and drama, from enigma ciphers in the war, to the chancellorship of Oxford and the exchequer, as well as putting a liberalising stamp on the 1960s as a reforming home secretary. This work offers the story of a man who combined a social and literary milieu with a political panache.


Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade by Ivo Blom,Ivo Leopold Blom

Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade
  • Title : Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade
  • Author : Ivo Blom,Ivo Leopold Blom
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9789053564639
  • Pages : 472
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  • Language : English
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The Netherlands Film Museum's Desmet Collection contains the estate of Dutch cinema owner and film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956): almost nine hundred European and American films of all genres, a collection of publicity material, and a massive business archive. These three sources form the basis of this book, the first comprehensive reconstruction of Desmet's career. From his nomadic beginnings as a traveling showman to his successful switch to permanent cinema operation and film distribution, Blom shows how Desmet's fortunes encapsulated a series of structural changes within the new culture of the cinema.


The Challenge of Democracy by Gustav Von Hertzen

The Challenge of Democracy
  • Title : The Challenge of Democracy
  • Author : Gustav Von Hertzen
  • Publisher : Eetos kustannus
  • ISBN Code : 9529248563
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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The Challenge of Democracy takes the measure of democracy by exploring the past, the present and the prospects of democratic societies, topics touched upon by Francis Fukuyama, Samuel Huntington, Amitai Etzioni, Fareed Zakaria among many others. The authors extensive extramural experience sets the book apart from most academic treatises. Instead of focusing on a few aspects of contemporary civilization, he offers a catholic interpretation of the ways of the world, which subsumes previous attempts to understand the constraints and freedoms of our future. The future of humanity is as ever precarious, dependent on our moral capital which concurs with a virtuous circle of democratic values, institutions and practices. The voluntary cooperation between tens or hundreds of millions of basically egotistical individuals in a democratic society is nothing short of the miraculous, and it should be no surprise that it does not always work. Democracy has failed repeatedly outside its core countries. When we move into the next phase of democratic development, our worst enemy will be complacency. The Challenge of Democracy presents a penetrating analysis of the democratic predicament the historic ties, the driving forces, the threats and opportunities. The personal recollections of the author enliven the text. He combines the different aspects of his subject matter into a coherent worldview, mapping out the dangers ahead. The book proffers both dependable charts and a moral compass for navigating a turbulent future. The outcome is in no way preordained, but depends on every one of us our good will and sense of fair play.


Materialising Identity by Judith Schueler

Materialising Identity
  • Title : Materialising Identity
  • Author : Judith Schueler
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9052603022
  • Pages : 197
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  • Language : English
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Since 1882, the Gotthard Railway, with its fifteen-kilometerlong tunnel under the Gotthard Mountains, has provided a crucialinternational link through the Swiss Alps, between North-WesternEurope and Italy. Its symbolic meaning has never sunk into oblivion.In Swiss society today, references to the railway evoke images of atechnological railway project, with allusions to Swiss history, alpinenature, and national identity. Reading this book helps us understandcontemporary discussions about the future of the Gotthard Railway,the region in which it lies, and the Swiss national identity.To illustrate to what extent historical actors co-constructedthe railway and Swiss identity, the book starts with an engineeringdiscussion about tunneling methods. Then it examinesreactions in Switerland to the inauguration of the railway line.Subsequently, it describes how the railway line was portrayedin travel guides of the belle poque. The last chapter capturesthe glory days of the Gotthard myth, before and during the SecondWorld War, with a focus on novels and plays in which theGotthard Tunnel construction occurs. This historical overviewoffers insight into the multiple roles that technology plays in theconstruction of a sense of national identity.


Tax By Design by Stuart Adam

Tax By Design
  • Title : Tax By Design
  • Author : Stuart Adam
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199553742
  • Pages : 533
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  • Language : English
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Based on the findings of a commission chaired by James Mirrlees, this volume presents a coherent picture of tax reform whose aim is to identify the characteristics of a good tax system for any open developed economy, assess the extent to which the UK tax system conforms to these ideals, and recommend how it might be reformed in that direction.


Biology of Earthworms by Ayten Karaca

Biology of Earthworms
  • Title : Biology of Earthworms
  • Author : Ayten Karaca
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9783642146367
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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Earthworms, which belong to the order Oligochaeta, comprise roughly 3,000 species grouped into five families. Earthworms have been called ‘ecosystem engineers’; much like human engineers, they change the structure of their environments. Earthworms are very versatile and are found in nearly all terrestrial ecosystems. They play an important role in forest and agricultural ecosystems. This Soil Biology volume describes the various facets of earthworms, such as their role in soil improvement, soil structure, and the biocontrol of soil-borne plant fungal diseases. Reviews discuss earthworms’ innate immune system, molecular markers to address various issues of earthworm ecology, earthworm population dynamics, and the influences of organic farming systems and tillage. Further topics include the characteristics of vermicompost, relationships between soil earthworms and enzymes, the role of spermathecae, copulatory behavior, and adjustment of the donated sperm volume.