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Britain and the Working Time Regulations
It is now over a year since the Working Time Regulations entered force in Britain on 1 October 1998, during a period when the government also introduced the minimum wage. But whereas that piece of legislation appears to ...
An Awkward Partner? Britain's implementation of the Working Time Directive
(Time and Society, 2001-03)
The dominance of member states in the field of social policy has been traditionally depicted as one of the main hurdles facing the development of a European social policy. Resistance by national government to the transfer ...
Permanent Representations to the European Union
(Diplomacy and Statecraft, 2001)
Despite the burgeoning literature devoted to the European Union, there has been little scholarly attention devoted to the role of EU Permanent Representations and the degree to which they act as a linkage between member ...
Research-led placements in Politics: A new approach?
(Palgrave MacMillan, 2008)
The ‘scholarship of engagement’, derived from work undertaken by the Boyer Commission in the US, emphasises the possibilities of enhanced undergraduate learning through research, yet in the UK this idea is less developed. ...
Getting to grips with European Union Foreign Policy
(Diplomacy and Statecraft, 2003)
What exactly is European Union foreign policy? For much of the last decade, EU foreign policy has often been regarded as being synonymous with the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) that was set out in the 1993 ...
International Politics: An Introductory Guide
(Edinburgh University Press, 2009)
Saving the Pound? Britain’s Road to Monetary Union
(Prentice Hall, 2002)
This book examines Britain’s position on monetary union through an examination as to how negotiating positions evolved within government and provides a micro-history of Britain’s negotiating stance on this important subject. ...
The Fight Over Working Hours: Trade Union Action or State Control? A British-Dutch Comparative Perspective
(The Journal of European Economic History, 2002)
This paper examines the historical development of the control over working hours in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The voluntaristic approach of British trade unions, employers and government is contrasted with ...
The United Kingdom and the Constitutional Treaty: Leading from within?
This chapter focuses on the UK government’s negotiating strategy in the IGC negotiations which led to the Constitutional Treaty. The chapter begins with an initial examination of UK negotiating strategies towards IGC ...