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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 ...
Britain and the European Union: the Impact of Membership
Britain’s relationship with the European Economic Community (EEC)/European Union (EU) has been subject to numerous studies that have often concluded it to be something of a ‘reluctant’ or ‘awkward’ partner (George, 1998). ...
Bridging the gap: the UK between the US and the EU
(European Political Science, 2002)
Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to send Royal Marine Commandos to Afghanistan in the spring of 2002 resulted in the deployment of the largest military force assembled by Britain since the Gulf War of 1991. In 1991, ...
UK policy co-ordination during the 1990-91 Intergovernmental Conference
(Diplomacy and Statecraft, 1998)
Despite the importance of European Union negotiations, the majority of scholarly attention has not been directed towards the means by which policy is co-ordinated in Member States. This article addresses one aspect of ...
Swimming with the tide? Britain and the Maastricht Treaty negotiations on Common Foreign and Security Policy
(Taylor and Francis, 1998)
Despite the importance of the Treaty on European Union, little attention has been paid to the manner in which the negotiations were conducted or to an analysis of particular topics. This article addresses one particular ...