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This book provides an account of the University of Manchester's struggle to meet the government's demands for the rapid expansion of higher education in the 1950s and the 1960s. It looks at the University's ambitious building programme: the controversial attempts to reform its constitution and improve its communications amid demands for greater democracy in the workplace, the struggle to retain its old pre-eminence in a competitive world where new ‘green field’ universities were rivalling older civic institutions. The book tells the story, not just from the point of view of administrators and academics, but also from those of students and support staff (such as secretaries, technicians and engineers). It not only uses official records, but also student newspapers, political pamphlets and reminiscences collected through interviews.

Scale of demand and the role of competences

, followed by hobbyists and large firms. In the UK there was a notable absence of any large-scale governmental demand, and large firms were slow to adopt computerisation. It is very difficult to get a sense of which sectors of the UK economy drove the demand for software. Table 8.1, derived from data based on the CBR survey (see Appendix), indicates that those sectors were manufacturing, finance and financial services, followed by trade and other service sectors. 150 Suma S. Athreye Table 8.1 Sector-wise distribution of computer software and services sales Sector % of

in Market relations and the competitive process
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period, reflecting and creating a greater demand for choice and transparency in health-care decision making. 13 While the government demanded that the public continue to use the government-approved vaccine, many parents sought alternative forms of protection (such as separate vaccines or abstention from the process entirely until safety could be guaranteed). The government did retain a degree of authority throughout the period, as did the narrative that modern states and scientific methods could protect people through vaccination. Uptake recovered within a few years

in Vaccinating Britain
Interpreting the unions–party link

for union participation in bargaining and implementing economic and industrial policies. By the late sixties, the gap between governmentdemand’ and TUC ‘delivery’ had widened to a politically unacceptable degree. When the (eminently pluralist) recommendations of the Donovan Commission (HMSO 1968) proved politically inadequate, Labour attempted to legislate against unofficial strikes, but failed to overcome opposition in the TUC, the Government and the party. Another pluralist writer echoed Flanders, commenting on this outcome of Labour’s In Place of Strife

in Interpreting the Labour Party
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Identities and incitements

conjoint emphases, particularly pertinent are Shahid Amin’s innovative account of the interplay between governmental demands and subaltern desires in the spatial remembering and temporal monumentalizing of a critical event of Indian nationalism in a North Indian village across the twentieth century; 34 Ajay Skaria’s thickly textured study of wildness, environment, gender, and politics among the Dangis of

in Subjects of modernity

142 Sweden and ecological governance government demands for feedback information in the annual Letters of Regulation (regleringsbrev) issued to governmental agencies just before the beginning of the new fiscal year would have positive repercussions throughout the administrative system. Through conditions laid down in those Letters, more streamlined measurement and reporting on progress closely linked to inputs, and more of co-operation on monitoring could be achieved (National Audit Office 2000:47 ff., 89 f.). The report just mentioned refers to agency work in

in Sweden and ecological governance

forces on the ground in Albania and Macedonia When Operation Allied Force was launched in March 1999, nearly 500,000 Kosovar refugees crossed into Albania. The Albanian government demanded NATO help to cope with the influx and this was forthcoming. In early April, it was announced that the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (Land) – a multinational high-readiness brigade-strength force – would be deployed to Albania on

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security

drafted) used the famous words ‘untoward event’. 145 The speech was greeted with uproar in both Houses, with most speakers praising Codrington. Wellington tried to explain away the phrase by claiming he meant ‘unexpected’ or ‘unfortunate’. 146 The Ottoman government demanded condemnation of the ‘tragic episode’ as unintended, compensation and the three powers to allow the Porte to treat the matter for what it was, an internal affair. The three ambassadors

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century

other parts of Ireland. Few creameries in Munster that have failed to engage in it have been able to meet the stress of competition. 52 The IAOS's organisers offered the requisite support to meet the government's demands to meet the nutritional needs of consumers. Nevertheless, cheese production proved to be a temporary feature of Irish creamery production due to changes in the post-war economy, but also due to the low quality of the produce. 53 The demand for cheese was such that the state purchased

in Civilising rural Ireland

moderns over the ancients. This spirit had pushed back the boundaries of knowledge, and paved the way for future progress. Providentialism, however, was neither as pervasive nor as powerful as he suggests; in one neglected area crucial to Britain’s ascent, namely, political economy, divine will featured much less prominently. 4 The rise of commercial society and the attendant problems of liberal governmentality demanded more

in The other empire