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  • David Conway

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London, 2014

    ISBN 10: 1906837635ISBN 13: 9781906837631

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Trust in the European Union has been in steep decline since the eurocrisis, and the 2014 European Parliament elections saw many MEPs sent to Brussels to represent parties opposed to the federalist agenda, and in some cases to the EU itself. Euroscepticism has gone from being a political position that was treated with contempt by both the media and the political establishments to being a vital topic for debate. Critics of Brussels expansionism, from different points on the political compass, have asked whether the political and economic benefits that Britain derives from membership of the EU are sufficient to outweigh the costs. The Conservative Party is committed to an in/out referendum in 2017, should they win the general election in 2015. Opinion polls show fluctuating levels of support for Brexit, but, as David Conway argues in With Friends Like These - , it is scarcely reasonable to expect people to make up their minds on this important issue without setting before them the alternatives to EU membership. Other European nations that are not members of the EU, as well as developed nations outside Europe, have found ways to trade profitably with EU countries. Britain should aim to replicate the trading status of these nations, in what Conway describes as the Norway, Swiss, Turkey and World Trade Organisation options. A fifth possible option has been canvassed by MEP David Campbell Bannerman under the name of 'EEA Lite'. Conway favours this and argues that EEA Lite's terms can be achieved by making its acceptance a condition of Britain's agreement to a new treaty that he predicts the EU will soon be forced to seek in order to resolve the eurocrisis. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Patricia M. Morgan

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 1995

    ISBN 10: 0255363567ISBN 13: 9780255363563

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Mervyn Stone

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London, 1807

    ISBN 10: 1906837074ISBN 13: 9781906837075

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. As the size and scope of government grows, so do the resources allocated to public services. But how are decisions taken when departments are sharing out very large pots of money? How do we know that allocations are fair or reasonable? In Failing to Figure Mervyn Stone examines the process and finds it lacking in transparency, and even common sense. Government departments put the calculations relating to their policies out to contract, usually to universities, and the bids are assessed by committees that are described as 'independent', but which largely consist of public sector employees directly involved with the outcome. The whole process is shrouded in secrecy: the public may not know who has been asked to tender, which proposals have been turned down or why the winning tender was accepted. Mervyn Stone argues that this level of secrecy is undesirable, particularly when billions of pounds of public money are involved. He offers examples of failures in public policy relating to the National Health Service, police forces and local authorities, and shows how these failures emerge from a dysfunctional machinery of government that implicates ministers, civil servants and their contracted advisers, consultants and experts. Professor Stone also argues that the process is compromising the integrity of the universities that participate. To stay in business, universities have to compete for lucrative government contracts. Loyalty to their institution can tempt academics to remain knowingly silent on contestable issues they could help to resolve. In place of the present system, he recommends wider consultation, more openness and the publication of the reasons for accepting the winning tender. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Faisal Al Yafai

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London, 2010

    ISBN 10: 190683718XISBN 13: 9781906837181

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Few policy topics arouse as much contention as those at the nexus of women, Islam and western liberalism. The issues involved are amorphous and prone to misunderstanding and entrenched positions. As a result contemporary public debate too often postulates its own set of beliefs about what constitutes liberalism and what Islam represents. To date this has rarely proved to be a good topic for sober assessment. Women and Islam is a new collection of essays which brings together leading thinkers among British Muslim women to consider the convergences and challenges between liberalism and Islam on the topic of women. The contributors discuss a wide range of issues, from the status of women in Islam and Muslim women's involvement in public life, to forced marriage, polygamy and domestic violence. For Muslim women, these are living, not abstract, questions. Too often these issues are discussed by people speaking for Muslim women. Women and Islam attempts to help redress that by allowing Muslim women to speak for themselves about the challenges, as they see them, of living in a liberal society. No one collection can provide straightforward answers in such a complex discussion. But they can contribute to sharpening the questions, focusing them into a form that can stimulate analysis and lead to more informed debate. That is the goal of this collection. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Patricia M. Morgan

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 1998

    ISBN 10: 0255364342ISBN 13: 9780255364348

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    Paperback. Condition: Good. Adoption is out of favour. Numbers have fallen dramatically, and baby adoptions have become rare events. Recent trends in family law make it increasingly unlikely that children will ever be declared free to be adopted, while would-be adopters are discouraged by a series of obstacles and abjections. Consequently children who are unable to live with their natural parents are likely to spend long periods - possibly their entire childhoods - 'in care'. This can entail years of to-ing and fro-ing between children's homes, foster parents, and repeated attempts to re-unite them with neglectful and often abusive parents. The results for the children concerned are extremely poor, and all the evidence suggests that the state makes a very bad substitute parent. Children who have spent time 'in care' are more prone to psychiatric disorders, they suffer in terms of education and health, and they often 'graduate' from the system to homelessness, unemployment and prison. The results for adopted children, on the other hand, are extremely good. They do well by all measures. When they experience problems, these often relate to their early childhood trauma at the hands of their natural parents, or to long periods spent 'in care' prior to adoption. In this book Patricia Morgan argues that childcare legislation and practice should be re-organised so that adoption becomes the first, not the last, option for children who cannot live with their parents. A child welfare system for the twenty-first century should be built around finding a permanent home for every child. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.

  • John Marks

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 2003

    ISBN 10: 1903386292ISBN 13: 9781903386293

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Lawrence W. Sherman

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1906837384ISBN 13: 9781906837389

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. As the criminal justice system faces unprecedented cuts in the wake of the financial crisis, many members of the public fear for their safety. Criminals will face fewer police on the streets and a prison system that will struggle to contain convicts. But is an increase in crime inevitable? In this report, world-renowned criminologist Lawrence W. Sherman and former Chief Constable Peter W. Neyroud say 'no'. They offer hope in the form of an efficient criminal justice strategy: Offender-Desistance Policing. This approach uses some of the latest crime control techniques to focus resources on encouraging individuals to desist from crime. The authors set out a series of field trials to test the utility of these techniques. They include: 1. Crime-Harm Forecasting. Uses statistical models to predict likely serious repeat offenders. This allows prison sentences to be allocated to the most dangerous criminals rather than those who are unlikely to re-offend. 2. Increasing the certainty and swiftness of sanction. Focuses police supervision on known offenders so that they can be quickly, effectively, but not too punitively, sanctioned whenever they stray towards criminality. 3. Life-course criminology. Concentrate policing on long-term desistance from crime rather than the punishment of specific offences. Dealing with issues at the forefront of criminal justice, this is an essential report for policy-makers looking at the difficult trade-offs that the economic crisis has imposed on crime fighting. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Norman Dennis

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 2001

    ISBN 10: 1903386136ISBN 13: 9781903386132

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. From the arrival of the Celtic monks until well into the 19th century, all formal education in Britain was religious education. Until the middle of the 17th century, formal education was under the sole auspices of the Church of England. But whether strictly under the control of the Church of England or not, the prevailing belief was that, without religion at its heart, education could not take place at all. When the state began to fund Christian schools at the beginning of the 19th century, it raised the question of what sort of religious instruction could be properly paid for by the government. Publicly funded schools should be open to all, but denominational teaching would exclude some children. If publicly-funded schools should be open to all, can denominational teaching be permitted to exclude some children? The 1870 Education Act set up Board schools, which raised the further question of the type of religious education which a secular authority could provide. In the 20th century rival theories of the purpose of education have challenged the desirability of schools being used to transmit faith at all. In spite of the attempts of parliament to protect the rights of church schools, Norman Dennis shows how those schools were greatly influenced by the trends of the secular culture in which they operated. Moral relativism, which should have found it strongest opponent in church schools, was embraced in a process resembling assisted suicide. Morality became the love that dare not speak its name. The social consequences of the failure to teach young people the difference between right and wrong are all around us. The government urges the church schools to promote their distinctive ethos. The question is, have the churches lost their nerve to sound the clarion call? The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Following the recent terror attacks on London Bridge and Streatham by Islamist terror offenders - who had been released from prison half-way through their sentences via the automatic release scheme - there has been increasing concern amongst many people in Britain that the prison system is not working in this crucial area. Police forces are reported to face a future jihadist threat in which more dangerous people will drift onto the streets from UK prisons with terrorist convictions than have been returning from Syria. The current government intends to respond to this concern surrounding rehabilitation through the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill - to 'ensure that sentences served by terrorists reflect the severity of offending.' But critics have suggested there is little use in increasing sentences if we are to release them only a few years later still committed to hateful ideologies - being neither deradicalised nor deterred by their time inside the prison system. This anthology attempts to forge a new narrative around the issue of rehabilitation. As Emma Webb, Director at the Forum on Integration, Democracy and Extremism (FIDE) at Civitas and the editor of the anthology argues, the seriousness of the threat asks that we are willing to set aside certain presumptions in service of a critical approach. If we are to effectively reduce risk, it is vital that programmes to deradicalise and rehabilitate offenders are effective in reducing the tendency to reoffend - and that we have a grounded debate about the limits of effectiveness. A holistic view for the future must account for the likelihood of success or false compliance when prisoners are potentially established within a social environment stacked against them having a change of heart. The editor adds, 'It is for these reasons, and among others, that this anthology brings together critical perspectives from a range of former Islamist extremists and international experts on deradicalisation and reintegration, so that it may serve as a companion for those interested in a balanced approach to the ideas and assumptions that underlie policy in this contentious area.'. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Brian Binley

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London

    ISBN 10: 1906837686ISBN 13: 9781906837686

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. David Cameron has promised that, if re-elected in the 2015 general election, he will renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU before putting it to a referendum in 2017. However, so far there has been little indication of what sort of deal he hopes to strike. In this timely and wide-ranging study of the UK's position in Europe, Conservative MP Brian Binley and academic Dr Lee Rotherham appraise the options for reform and begin to set out the course of action the Prime Minister must get to grips with - and quickly. Much closer analysis must be undertaken of the pros and cons of British membership of the EU, they argue, and David Cameron must establish his red lines before embarking on negotiation. Ranging across the gamut of EU competences - from free movement of labour rules to the Common Agricultural Policy, from social and employment legislation to the threat to the City - Binley and Rotherham unpack the arguments and show where policy-making can and must be returned to the Westminster parliament. They weigh the merits of some of the leading proposals for disentanglement and sketch out their own vision of a relationship between the UK and the EU which benefits Britain, by maintaining trade ties while keeping interference from Brussels to a minimum. The Prime Minister himself has noted: 'The biggest danger to the European Union comes not from those who advocate change, but from those who denounce new thinking as heresy.' Binley and Rotherham here make an essential contribution to such new thinking as they seek to ensure that Britain is not held back by timid considerations of its role in the world. They demonstrate that only fundamental reform will do; minor tinkering might just be enough to win a referendum in 2017, but it will only be counter-productive for all involved over the long term. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Edmund Stubbs

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London, 2016

    ISBN 10: 1906837783ISBN 13: 9781906837785

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Each day seems to bring fresh warnings of the pressures bearing down on the NHS. As resources fail to keep track of demand, the principle of universal healthcare is under threat as never before. Excessive waiting times, the rationing of new drugs, ambulances queuing up outside A&E, staff shortages, the list goes on. What has brought the NHS to the precarious position it now finds itself in? And what might be done to ensure in future that care goes to those who need it, when they need it?This collection of essays by a cross-section of leading commentators explores the background to the present crisis and, more importantly, gets to grips with some of the ideas that need to be considered for reform. Contributors with a wide variety of political perspectives range from a former Health Secretary to working NHS doctors to academics and journalists. Each makes a unique input into the debate about how we must evolve our thinking if universal healthcare is to function effectively in the years ahead.The conversation is wide-ranging and often provocative. For some, reforms need only be made within the NHS in its current form. But, for others, guaranteeing free and equal access to services for the entire population requires looking beyond the existing structures of care. Most agree, however, that any serious effort to ease the burden on health services must start with the individual - long before they come to call on the NHS. Averting the demise of universal healthcare does not just end with the health of the nation: it begins with it too. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Brigitte Berger

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 1993

    ISBN 10: 0255362765ISBN 13: 9780255362764

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    Paperback. Condition: Good. The decline of the traditional family over the last forty years has been unmistakable. Lifelong loyalty of marriage partners is no longer the norm; each year tens of thousands of parents divorce before their children have grown up; and nearly one-third of births now take place outside marriage, with many of the fathers playing little or no further role after the initial biological participation. Is every moral value just another lifestyle option? Or is there a minimum stock of values which we ignore at out peril? The chattering classes tend to dismiss concern about family breakdown with over-used stock responses. The most popular accusation is of 'moral panic', followed by 'you can't put the clock back'. But it is not true that we can not learn from our mistakes. The Family: Is it just another lifestyle choice? examines the proper social value of the bourgeois family, and its role in the emergence of Western civilisation. Although varying in approach, all authors see the family as vital to the underpinning of our society and its weakening as the cause of the malaise that afflicts us. Crime, violence and degradation are the result of the collapse, in sections of our society, of the tried and tested arrangements for rearing children. The authors of this book seek to understand what it is that we have lost. "The report says that society is paying a heavy price for the belief that the family is just another lifestyle choice." The Times. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.

  • John Mills

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 1912581000ISBN 13: 9781912581009

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Something has gone badly awry with social democracy in recent years. Not so long ago, government by centre-left parties seemed almost to be the natural order of affairs in stable and prosperous economies. Today the position is very different, as voters have turned their back on them across much of the west. Where such parties have fared better - as in the UK - this tends to be associated with a shift towards a more radical left-wing platform. What has caused this collapse in support for centrist policies? Here, economist, businessman and lifelong Labour supporter John Mills describes how this has happened - and what might be done to arrest the decline of social democratic politics before it is too late. He traces the centre-left's political difficulties to its poor record of achieving good economic growth while in office, and its ineffective critique of others while in opposition. This stems from its abandonment of Keynesian in the 1970s and its too-eager embrace of monetarist - and then neoliberal - economic prescriptions thereafter. Such policies have failed to deliver in the long run for millions of people who have come to be known as the Left Behind. These voters feel angry and alienated and see no remedy for their ills from the traditional social democratic politicians to which they previously turned. The moderate centre-left now faces a potentially existential threat as it slips further behind at the ballot box. Unless it can offer and fulfil a new and compelling story of economic growth and widely-shared prosperity, it risks oblivion over the coming decades. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • F. K. Prochaska

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 2002

    ISBN 10: 1903386195ISBN 13: 9781903386194

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • John Marks

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 2001

    ISBN 10: 1903386144ISBN 13: 9781903386149

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Church schools are so popular that they are oversubscribed. Parents appreciate them both for their moral ethos and their better-than average exam results. The report of the Archbishops' Council (the Dearing Report) has recommended the creation of another hundred Church of England secondary schools to meet the demand. The contributors to this collection of essays - which began as a submission to Lord Dearing's inquiry - all welcome the findings of the Report, with its emphasis on moral values and strong leadership. However, whilst church schools perform, on average, better than local education authority schools, there are still enormous variations in standards. Many church schools fail their students just as local authority schools do. Students perform, on average, well below expectations, particularly in the higher age ranges. This is because church schools have all too often followed received educational opinion, instead of striving to achieve high standards. The authors of "Faith in Education" advocate an approach to faith-based education which should ensure both pastoral and academic success. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Samuel Smiles

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 1997

    ISBN 10: 0255363656ISBN 13: 9780255363655

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. "Samuel Smiles is alive and well and available to lead us into the next decade.The Victorian moralist's universal best-seller.is a better guide to the prevailing political and economic orthodoxy than the incomprehensible texts of that other 19th century thinker, Karl Marx." Joe Rogaly, The Financial Times. "The message of this book, which is readable and full of stunning quotations, is: God helps those who help themselves. A century after smiles' death we have had to learn this all over again - the hard way." Paul Johnson, The Daily Mail. "Samuel Smiles' Self-Help is one of those books whose titles is so familiar that we think we have read it. To my shame I had not actually done so until it was splendidly reprinted this year." Peter Lilley, The Sunday Telegraph. "Self-Help is about the nobility of strengthening one's character and should provide food for thought." Times Higher Education Supplement. "As a storyteller [Smiles] is vivid, most of all when he conjures up the industrial revolutionaries: Wedgewood, Watt, Arkwright, George Stephenson and even Jonas Hanway, who taught City men their habit of carrying umbrellas." Christopher Fildes, The Spectator. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Norman Dennis

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 1997

    ISBN 10: 0255363923ISBN 13: 9780255363921

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 2007

    ISBN 10: 1903386527ISBN 13: 9781903386521

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First published in 1905, this beautifully written narrative sets out the history of Britain in chronological order from the Romans to the death of Queen Victoria. Written specifically for children, this centenary edition with its short chapters, simple words, enthralling character descriptions and magnificent paintings from the Palace of Westminster, presents history as a series of vivid stories that will capture the imaginations of adults and children alike. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Paperback. Condition: Good. Covid-19 has forced the UK into an economic crisis, generating the deep recession with which we are now faced. To bounce back, this book argues, we need a fundamental rethink about the economic policies that have caused us to deindustrialise and to allow the massive imbalances - from which the UK economy currently suffers - to accumulate. Above all, this means reassessing the role of the exchange rate as a crucial but almost totally neglected policy tool. John Mills, the entrepreneur and economist, shows in this book why, in the face of all the available evidence, the economic policies the UK has pursued over a long period have hugely disadvantaged the regions across the UK. The result of this economic orthodoxy has left us with a reliance on the service sector and an economy deeply unbalanced, unable to pay its way in the world, with too much borrowing - and with mounting regional, inter-generational and socio-economic inequality. This book provides some constructive and positive solutions to reverse the process of deindustrialisation and, by implication, make the UK's exchange rate more competitive. The UK will need to make it profitable to site new manufacturing facilities, and this can only be done with a competitive exchange rate that is tailored towards the needs of manufacturing rather than services. Only by shifting our economy towards exports, domestic production, and investment-led growth can the UK bounce back from coronavirus impacts and achieve genuine economic growth. "There is nothing new about Britain's economic problems: we consume too much and produce too little; the balance of payments is in chronic deficit; regional imbalances are wide and growing. In his new book, John Mills sets out why these problems need to be tackled with urgency and how to do it." Larry Elliot , The Guardian "This is an excellent book. John Mills provides a compelling case for the vital role that a competitive exchange rate can play in boosting the UK's economic prospects and living standards. It is an absorbing and easy read, containing some powerful economic messages." Dr Gerard Lyons , leading UK economist "The challenges facing the economy cannot be exaggerated. The coronavirus pandemic and the Government's policy responses, however justifiable, have hammered output. Unemployment could double by the end of the year and public sector borrowing has exploded. At this crucial time, we need a wideranging and open-minded debate on policy and John Mills' latest book The Elephant in the Room is an excellent contribution to such a debate. Read it and heed it." Ruth Lea CBE , Arbuthnot Banking Group "The pandemic and its aftermath are certain to lay bare and to show in even starker relief the fault lines that have afflicted the British economy for more than a generation, and that have left us in such a parlous state. John Mills identifies the endemic policy mistakes that have led us to this sorry state and sets out the steps we must take to achieve a better and more acceptable outcome. The time for action is now." Bryan Gould , former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury "The coronavirus crisis has only served to increase the importance of the key economic issues that have concerned John Mills for so long. He is one of our most radical economic thinkers. Now, more than ever, economists and policy-makers need to give his ideas serious attention." Roger Bootle , Chairman, Capital Economics "It defies common sense that a Trading Nation should completely ignore the importance of the rate of exchange at which it trades - yet we have. Is it then not surprising that our economy has become unbalanced and our international indebtedness ever growing. John Mills' timely solution should be compulsory reading by every politician." Lord Vinson , former businessman and winner of the Queen's Award for Industry. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.

  • Harriet Sergeant

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 2008

    ISBN 10: 1903386667ISBN 13: 9781903386668

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Examines the impact of excessive paperwork and a culture of government targets has on police effectiveness and morale. This book discusses how Britain's tradition of policing by consent is in jeopardy. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Daniel Bentley

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London, 2017

    ISBN 10: 1906837937ISBN 13: 9781906837938

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Why aren't we building more homes? This has been the perennial question in housing policy, as initiative after initiative seems to have made too little headway. But, as Daniel Bentley explains in this new guide to the housing crisis, the challenge is not just to increase the number of new homes, but to ensure the right ones are built in the right places. The barrier to this lies where few policymakers have cared to look in recent decades - in the trade in land. While much of the focus of recent reforms has been on increasing the amount of land that is approved for housing development, little consideration has been given to ensuring that it is then used in the best interests of the community. This has been a major oversight, as development land is being traded at values that too often require a slow drip-feed of desperately-needed new homes, or prevent affordable housing commitments from being honoured in full. Together with the under-utilisation of sites that could be used for new housing, these are the consequences of allowing monopolistic landowners to extract too high a price from new developments. Not only is this process detrimental to the community, but the windfall gains that landowners are collecting in the process - often running to millions of pounds per hectare - are unearned. As the classical economists knew, the increase in the value of land owing to its location is the product of the labour and the investment of the community, not the individual landowner. Here, Daniel Bentley argues that we need to revisit the land question and design a new framework to ensure that sites for new housing are brought forward in the quantities and at the prices that are compatible with the country's housing needs today. Only by reforming the land market, and rewiring incentives for landowners, can we hope to build the homes we need in the places we need them. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Nick Seddon

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 2007

    ISBN 10: 190338656XISBN 13: 9781903386569

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Morris, Peter; Palmer, Alasdair

    Published by Civitas, London, United Kingdom, 2011

    ISBN 10: 1906837317ISBN 13: 9781906837310

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    Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Very good paperback. Very clean, bright and tight. 137 pages.

  • Lea, Ruth; Nicholson, Jeremy

    Published by Civitas, London, United Kingdom, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1906837171ISBN 13: 9781906837174

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    Soft cover. Condition: New. New paperback. 29 pages.

  • Martin Mears

    Published by Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, United Kingdom, London, 2005

    ISBN 10: 1903386489ISBN 13: 9781903386484

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Judges are taking advantage of human rights legislation to make law instead of enforcing it. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Bernard Jenkin

    Published by Civitas, United Kingdom, London, 2015

    ISBN 10: 1906837708ISBN 13: 9781906837709

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The recent campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq came at a heavy cost to Britain's military capabilities. However, rather than replenish the forces with the equipment they needed, spending reviews in the last parliament saw defence expenditure so drastically reduced that the equipment used up in the campaigns cannot be replaced. These cuts have left all three services with large deficiencies in key areas. There is now considerable doubt among military experts that Britain will be able to maintain its NATO commitment of spending two per cent of GDP on defence, and this is at a time when new challenges and mounting uncertainty in the world are likely to require our armed forces to be used at short notice, and in circumstances which demand a more agile and adaptable military.These issues have not received the attention they deserve. There is even less acknowledgment of what is at stake in downscaling Britain's defence production capabilities and capacity. Key defence industrial programmes can take decades to mature and R&D requires a much greater investment if it is to produce benefits.Without immediate action to reverse this situation, the UK will lose even more of its important technological capacity and know-how that cannot easily be recovered. Defence Acquisition for the Twenty-first Century lays out a completely new case for the UK to adopt a radically different acquisition strategy; one which is much more cost-effective and would allow for the adaptability, agility and flexibility essential to modern militaries. The book sets out the challenges ahead for defence acquisition and proposes novel changes to the structure and culture of MoD and Whitehall generally to help the UK to meet those challenges. Among other suggestions, it makes the case for maintaining Britain's industrial capacity to manufacture equipment when it is needed, rather than focusing on maintaining the standing capacity of the forces; it proposes establishing a system of long-term investment for defence with financial arrangements that extend beyond the life-cycle of a parliament; it recommends exploiting the huge pool of talent available in smaller enterprises rather than relying solely on increasingly inflexible and unsustainable prime contractors.In a series of supporting essays, the book also discusses the wide range of issues which shape the environment for defence acquisition, including Britain's strategic posture; the rise of managerial culture and loss of technical skills in Whitehall; and the introduction of unproven structures of management, such as government-owned/contractor-operated organisations. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The population of the United Kingdom is growing at a rate of more than 500,000 a year, equivalent to a new town of about 10,000 people being created every week. On current projections , by 2039 there will be nearly 10 million more people living here - enough to populate Greater Manchester three times over. What are the implications of this for the country, and are we prepared for the challenge? In this new pamphlet, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts takes stock of the scale of this change for the UK, sets it in historical and international context and considers the challenges that it will present. Not only will the UK need 4 million more homes, and the space in which to build them, it will need new hospitals, schools, roads, jobs and leisure facilities. While it is impossible to be precise about future population growth, these challenges are unlikely to melt away over the next quarter of a century. Even if the UK sought to change course after Brexit with a more restrictive immigration policy, it would be many years until a consequent reduction in population worked its way through. So it is important to ensure that the government is properly planning to meet these challenges now. As the UK frames a new relationship with the EU and the world, now is also the time to consider the pros and cons of the demographic course the country has been on in recent years and whether that needs to change. As Lord Hodgson sets out, there are economic arguments concerning population growth, but there are also considerations around quality of life and social cohesion. `The people of this country are entitled to have laid out before them the range of challenges and opportunities that demographic change will cause. Given the apparent scale of that demographic change and the long-term impact of any policy decisions such a debate should begin sooner rather than later.' - Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.