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The concept of the political legacy, despite its importance for institutionalist and historically-minded political analysts more generally, remains both elusive and undeveloped theoretically. This book seeks to address that oversight by building on existing studies which have approached the notion of a legacy to offer a clear definition and operationalisation of the term which might be used to inform future research. Legacies we view as traces of the past in the present; the claim to the existence of a legacy is both a causal and a counter-factual claim. We propose, in the light of this, a multi-dimensional approach to gauging political legacies, reflecting on some of the theoretical, analytical and methodological concerns which need to be addressed in establishing credible claims to their existence. These we develop and illustrate with respect to the literature on Thatcherism.
Stephen Farrall is Research Chair in Criminology in the Department of Criminology in the College of Business, Law and the Social Sciences at the University of Derby, UK. He has held posts at the Universities of Oxford, Keele and Sheffield.
Colin Hay is Professor of Political Science (Professeur des Universités) in the Centre d’études européennes and Director of Doctoral School in Political Science at Sciences Po, Paris, France. He is Professor of Political Analysis in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK and founding co-Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).
Emily Gray is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Derby, UK. She has held research posts at the Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford, Keele and Sheffield.
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- Book Title Exploring Political Legacies
- Series Title Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy
- Series Abbreviated Title Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37006-0
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
- eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37005-3
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37008-4
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37006-0
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XV, 107
- Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
Legislative and Executive Politics
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