The New British Politics

Author: Ian Budge,David Mckay,Kenneth Newton,John Bartle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865979

Category: Political Science

Page: 712

View: 1609

The New British Politics is one of the most comprehensive and successful introductions to British politics ever published. Now available in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, this clear, lively and authoritative text has an emphasis on law and order and the historical context of British politics. Written by internationally-known specialists, the book combines incisive and original analysis with direct presentation.
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The Road to Somewhere

The New Tribes Shaping British Politics

Author: David Goodhart

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141986980

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6323

SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN AND TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 'A provocative take on the UK's new tribal divisions ... a book whose timing is pitch-perfect' Andrew Marr Many Remainers reported waking up the day after the Brexit vote feeling as if they were living in a foreign country. In fact, they were merely experiencing the same feeling that many British people have felt every day for years. Fifty years ago, people in leafy North London and people in working-class Northern towns could vote for a Labour party that broadly encompassed all of their interests. Today their priorities are poles apart. In this groundbreaking and timely book, Goodhart shows us how people have come to be divided into two camps: the 'Anywheres', who have 'achieved' identities, derived from their careers and education, and 'Somewheres', who get their identity from a sense of place and from the people around them, and who feel a sense of loss due to mass immigration and rapid social change. In a world increasingly divided by Brexit and Trump, Goodhart shows how Anywheres must come to understand and respect Somewhere values to stand a fighting chance against the rise of populism.
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The New British political system

government and society in the 1980s

Author: Ian Budge

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Political Science

Page: 231

View: 5166

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New British Politics with Politics Dictionary

Author: Budge

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780582850620


Page: N.A

View: 9792

'This is a splendidly fresh and clear account of the main political events in England between the Norman Conquest and King John's Magna Carta.' Michael Clanchy FBA, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London 'Lucid and perceptive, striking an effective balance between primary andsecondary authorities, Huscroft's book is both a significant statementin its own right and an ideal introduction to other work in the field.' Professor David Carpenter, Kings College London 'Ruling England' is about the exercise of political power in England at a time of formative change in the country's history. Framed at one end by the Norman Conquest and at another by Magna Carta, it describes what happened, why and with what consequences in politics, government, law and the church. It analyses developments from a royal perspective and focuses on the policies and priorities of the English kings, the limitations of the political system within which they operated, and the efforts they made to expand their power. It explains how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in twelfth century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the humiliation
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The New British Constitution

Author: Vernon Bogdanor

Publisher: Hart Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781841136714

Category: Law

Page: 319

View: 9811

The last decade has seen radical changes in the way we are governed. Reforms such as the Human Rights Act and devolution have led to the replacement of one constitutional order by another. This book is the first to describe and analyse Britain's new constitution, asking why it was that the old system, seemingly hallowed by time, came under challenge, and why it is being replaced.The Human Rights Act and the devolution legislation have the character of fundamental law. They in practice limit the rights of Westminster as a sovereign parliament, and establish a constitution which is quasi-federal in nature. The old constitution emphasised the sovereignty of Parliament. The new constitution, by contrast, emphasises the separation of powers, both territorially and at the centre of government. The aim of constitutional reformers has been to improve the quality of government. But the main weakness of the new constitution is that it does little to secure more popular involvement in politics. We are in the process of becoming a constitutional state, but not a popular constitutional state. The next phase of constitutional reform, therefore, is likely to involve the creation of new forms of democratic engagement, so that our constitutional forms come to be more congruent with the social and political forces of the age. The end-point of this piecemeal process might well be a fully codified or written constitution which declares that power stems not from the Queen-in Parliament, but, instead, as in so many constitutions, from `We, the People'. The old British constitution was analysed by Bagehot and Dicey. In this book Vernon Bogdanor charts the significance of what is coming to replace it.The expenses scandal shows up grave defects in the British constitution. Vernon Bogdanor shows how the constitution can be reformed and the political system opened up in`The New British Constitution'.
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Exploring British Politics

Author: Mark Garnett,Philip Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317551648

Category: Political Science

Page: 620

View: 6820

Exploring British Politics is a concise, comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject. Fully updated and revised, the new edition covers the 2015 general election and recent developments in the role of political parties, changes in party ideology, the UK's relationship with the European Union, and the future of the UK itself. Designed to stimulate critical analysis and provoke lively debate, it provides new perspectives on two key themes – the health of British democracy and the transition from traditional models of government to more flexible forms of ‘governance’. The special features of the new edition include: Comprehensive analysis of the 2015 general election and the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence A focus on topical controversies, such as the relationship between politicians and the media and the arguments for and against Human Rights legislation Explanation of the ways in which British governments have responded to dramatic social change, and to serious economic challenges in an era of ‘globalisation’ Extensive guides to further reading at the end of each chapter Whilst it provides the essential historical background for a full understanding of British politics, contemporary issues are to the fore throughout and readers are encouraged to scrutinise what is often taken for granted and to develop their own thoughts and ideas. Whether studying the subject for the first time or revisiting it, Exploring British Politics is the ideal undergraduate text.
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The Crisis of Theory

E. P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics

Author: Scott Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719089093

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3357

This book is an intellectual biography of EP Thompson, as well as an exercise in the sociology of knowledge: as such, it considers not just Thompson's ideas and arguments, but also the question of why he adopted those ideas, and made those arguments.
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Understanding British Party Politics

Author: Stephen Driver

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074564077X

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 742

`This is an excellent text which charts a safe path for students through the minefield that is contemporary British party politics in a wonderfully efficient yet engaging way.'---Colin Hay, University Of Sheffield --
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The New Politics of Class

The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class

Author: Geoffrey Evans,James Tilley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198755759


Page: 304

View: 2869

This book explores the politics of class in Britain over the last 70 years. It shows how changing class sizes have set in train a process that has led to working class people not voting. While differences between the classes in terms of political ideology and identity are unaltered from 50 years ago, the political parties have responded to a shrinking working class by becoming more middle class in terms of policy, rhetoric, and personnel.These political changes have had three main consequences. First, as Labour and the Conservatives became more similar, class differences in party preferences disappeared. Second, new parties, most notablyUKIP, have taken working class voters from the mainstream parties. Third, and most importantly, the lack of choice offered by the mainstream parties has led to a huge increase in class based non-voting. Working class people are now much less likely to vote, and this threatens the representativeness of our democracy. They conclude with a discussion of the Brexit referendum and the role that working class alienation played in its historic outcome.
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British Politics For Dummies

Author: Julian Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111898191X

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 1525

Your guide to British politics Packed with accessible information on the origins, history, andstructure of the UK parliamentary system, British Politics ForDummies offers a fascinating insight into the rollercoasterworld of politics. Explaining everything from key politicalideologies and the spread of democracy to the current electionprocess and the differences between political parties, this guideis the ultimate companion to British politics and elections. In the book, you'll discover the origins of democracy, politicalideologies and the British political state, how elections andBritish political parties really work, the lowdown on parliament,insight into local politics and devolution, examination of Britishpolitics on the world stage, and so much more. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments and howthey work Features information on the key political parties, includingthe Tories, Labour, the Lib Dems, and UKIP and Britain's place inEurope Focuses on the history of devolved governments in NorthernIreland, Scotland and Wales Gives you plain-English access to the PM, the Cabinet,ministers, and civil servants, along with the role of thecourts If you're a lifelong learner interested in learning more aboutpolitics, a university or sixth-form student studying the topic, oranyone interested in boosting their knowledge of politics,British Politics For Dummieshas you covered.
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New British Fascism

Rise of the British National Party

Author: Matthew J Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136665919

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8168

The British National Party (BNP) is the most successful far right party in British political history. Based on unprecedented access to the party and its members, this book examines the rise of the BNP and explains what drives some citizens to support far right politics. It is essential reading for all those with an interest in British politics, extremism, voting, race relations and community cohesion. The book helps us understand: how wider trends in society have created a favourable climate for the far right; how the far right has presented a ‘modernised’ ideology and image; how the movement is organized, and has evolved over time; who votes for the far right and why; why people join, become and remain actively involved in far right parties.
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British Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Anthony Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661103

Category: Law

Page: 131

View: 1017

An interpretative essay on the British political system looks at the key characteristics and ideas of the British tradition, explores what makes British politics distinctive, and considers how the system continues to evolve.
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Contemporary British Politics

Author: Bill Coxall,Lynton Robins,Robert Leach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349148210

Category: Great Britain

Page: 452

View: 2685

The third edition of this leading textbook has been comprehensively updated and substantially revised to provide the first definitive introduction to British politics and government under New Labour. As well as according greater attention to the growing role of the European Union in British politics, this edition contains systematic comparisons between constitutional arrangements in the United Kingdom and in other leading democratic political systems. The book has been substantially redesigned with the addition of many new features.
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Politics and Governance in the UK

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137365986

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 3253

This thoroughly revised third edition of a much praised, comprehensive text on British politics and governance takes into account developments up to and including the 2015 General Election and reflects on the recent upheavals in Britain's constitutional settlement.
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The End of British Politics?

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319499653

Category: Political Science

Page: 104

View: 7857

This book explores the crisis of the British state. Though it has been particularly apparent since the outcome of both the 2014 Scottish independence and 2016 ‘Brexit’ referendums, it stems from deep historical roots. The book traces the origins of the state to the original Act of Union of 1707 and demonstrates how different notions of British destiny - Protestant, imperial, social democratic – have held the state together at different times. The present crisis, it is argued, is due to the exhaustion of these senses of destiny. Moran shows how the United Kingdom is now held together as a militarised state prone to disastrous adventures like the invasion of Iraq, and concludes by examining some alternative futures for the state. This book will appeal to students, scholars and the general reader interested in British politics and political history.
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Developments in British Politics 9

Author: Richard Heffernan,Philip Cowley,Colin Hay

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023034397X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 484

British politics has experienced unprecedented change in recent years. The Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition that emerged from the 2010 general election represented a marked departure from the single-party majorities Britain is accustomed to. And in the wake of the global economic crisis, the country now faces a new era of austerity. Cuts in public spending, together with the coalition's plans for a radical overhaul of public services, are likely to have profound political and social implications. For over 25 years, Developments in British Politics volumes have established an unrivalled reputation for accessible state-of-the-art coverage incorporating the latest research. Developments in British Politics 9 continues that tradition but with an entirely new set of specially commissioned chapters in which expert authors provide systematic and wide-ranging analysis of key trends, issues and debates.
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Euroscepticism in Contemporary British Politics

Opposition to Europe in the Conservative and Labour Parties since 1945

Author: Anthony Forster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134445512

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

View: 7707

Anthony Forster argues that euroscepticism, in addition to being a political stance, displays the seeds of becoming a new faith. Through a detailed analysis of British post-war politics, he shows the development of a core set of beliefs, a history of persecution, displays of moral rectitude in opposing Europe and the power of scepticism to change existing beliefs. This challenging new history of euroscepticism will be a valuable resource for undergraduate students of politics and European studies.
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A State of Play

British Politics on Screen, Stage and Page, from Anthony Trollope to The Thick of It

Author: Steven Fielding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849669805

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 5235

A State of Play explores how the British have imagined their politics, from the parliament worship of Anthony Trollope to the cynicism of The Thick of It. In an account that mixes historical with political analysis, Steven Fielding argues that fictional depictions of politics have played an important but insidious part in shaping how the British think about their democracy and have helped ventilate their many frustrations with Westminster. He shows that dramas and fictions have also performed a significant role in the battle of ideas, in a way undreamt of by those who draft party manifestos. The book examines the work of overtly political writers have treated the subject, discussing the novels of H.G. Wells, the comedy series Yes, Minister and the plays of David Hare. However, it also assesses how less obvious sources, such as the films of George Formby, the novels of Agatha Christie, the Just William stories and situation comedies like Steptoe and Son, have reflected on representative democracy. A State of Play is an invaluable, distinctive and engaging guide to a new way of thinking about Britain's political past and present.
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The Law

Author: Jeremy Waldron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134980736

Category: Law

Page: 212

View: 8160

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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