Politics and Governance in the UK

Second edition

by Michael Moran

Extra Resources - Chapter 08

Three exceptionally important works which have stood the test of time to achieve the status of 'classics' are: Beer (1969/82); Middlemas, 1979; and Grant and Marsh 1977. Grant (2000) is an authoritative survey of the field. Richardson and Jordan (1979) has endured as the standard modern statement of our understanding of the group world. On business, Blank (1973) examines the history of business representation historically. Self and Storing (1962) is a 'classic' on one of the most important groups, farmers; while Eckstein (1960) is likewise on doctors; for up date on the latter, see Klein (1995). On trade unions, Moran (1977) is useful on the historical development, while Marsh (1992) examines the crucial Thatcher legacy. Greenwood (1997) surveys the European scene. Book length studies of the new movements are still thin, but a lot of good work is being reported in journals: see for instance Doherty et al (2003). Jordan’s chapter on lobbying in Flinders et al (2009) helpfully updates on the specialist literature and on many of the issues to do with the control of lobbying.

The best web site for this chapter is the portal (already cited) at http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk.