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Jim Bulpitt's Territory and Power in the United Kingdom and Interpreting Political Development: Bringing the State and Temporal Analysis Back In

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Government and Opposition, Volume: 45, Issue: 03, Pages: 318 - 344

Swansea University Author: Jonathan Bradbury Orcid Logo

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The article assesses the utility of Jim Bulpitt's Book, Territory and Power in the United Kingdom for its theoretical constribution to the study of comparative state political development, and how this is exemplified by the book's applied analysis of UK political development. The article a...

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Published in: Government and Opposition
ISSN: 0017-257X 1477-7053
Published: Oxford Wiley Blackwell 2010
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa11325
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Abstract: The article assesses the utility of Jim Bulpitt's Book, Territory and Power in the United Kingdom for its theoretical constribution to the study of comparative state political development, and how this is exemplified by the book's applied analysis of UK political development. The article argues first, that the book should be located within the turn in political science to bring the state back into political analysis, and provides a distinctive new institutionalist conceptual framework. It argues secondly that the book should be located within the turn in political science to bring temporal analysis into the study of political development, using and applying mechanisms of analysis later identified with historical institutionalism. On this basis the significance of Bulpitt's book, re-issued in the ECPR Classics series in 2008, both for existing research and in shaping future research agendas can be appreciated by scholars of comparative and UK political science alike.
Keywords: comparative political science new institutionalism temporal analysis UK politics
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 03
Start Page: 318
End Page: 344