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Beyond Brexit?: How to assess the UK's future

Paperback, 22/02/2017, £10.99
Takes a long term view on the range of institutional and operational options available to the UK, EU and other international institutions seeking to influence Brexit negotiations and outcomes.

Blue Labour

Paperback, 28/02/2015, £14.99

Bittersweet Brexit: The Future of Food, Farming, Land and Labour

Paperback, 16/10/2017, £19.99
An optimistic solution to the post-Brexit crisis in Britain's agricultural sector

Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland's Border

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £9.99
In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom's border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union. To uncover its secret landscape, with a troubled past and an uncertain future, Garrett Carr travelled Ireland's border on foot and by canoe.

British Politics Since 1945

Paperback, 31/08/1995, £34.75
British Politics since 1945 offers a comprehensive overview of postwar British politics ideal for introductory students and general readers alike. The book balances a narrative of the major events and personalities of the postwar political scene with a critical assessment of the recurrent issues and concerns of political debate.

Exploring Parliament

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £30.99
The only text to combine academic and practitioner perspectives with evidence based case studies to reveal what really goes on behind the scenes of Parliament.

Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin

Paperback, 25/07/2014, £11.99
With scandalous new chapters, this is the paperback edition of the political book of 2013.

Gimson's Prime Ministers

Hardback, 15/03/2018, £10.99
A concise, sharp-witted and illuminating account of the lives of Britain's prime ministers from Walpole to May, illustrated by Martin Rowson.

Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain

Paperback, 11/04/2013, £16.99
Imaginative and original, Revolting Subjects introduces a range of new insights into neoliberal societies, and will be essential reading for those concerned about widening inequalities, growing social unrest and social justice in the wider global context.

After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain's Economic Future

Paperback, 27/04/2016, £9.99
From the bestselling author of The Storm comes a fascinating insight into the state of the British economy from one of our leading politicians, who was at the heart of the coalition government.

Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship

Hardback, 11/10/2018, £16.99
The original 'self-instructor' of the Boy Scout Movement, Scouting for Boys (1908) is probably the most influential manual for youth ever published. Yet it is an extraordinary hodge-podge of jingoist lore, tracker legend, extracts from adventure fiction, and autobiographical writing which reveals the multiple anxieties of its author and time.

Britain Votes 2017

Paperback, 22/03/2018, £15.99
Britain Votes 2017 offers a comprehensive analysis of one of the most extraordinary elections ever.

Betting the House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election

Paperback, 31/10/2017, £14.99
The story of the 2017 general election told by two respected journalists with privileged access to all the key players.

1997: The Future that Never Happened

Paperback, 02/10/2017, £10.99
An immersive account of Britain in 1997, a year which laid the foundation of our current political crisis.

Challenge of Defending Britain

Paperback, 30/11/2018, £9.99
A concise explanation of all the elements that make up current British defence policy as it goes through a major transition to confront the technological and political challenges Britain faces in the coming decade. -- .

Free Radical: A Memoir

Paperback, 01/07/2010, £12.99
The candid autobiography from Britain's most trusted politician, now available in paperback.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Hardback, 14/08/2017, £16.95
Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siaecle.

British Imperialism 1688-2000

7, 17/08/2001, £37.99
In the new single-volume edition of this groundbreaking history of the Empire, Professors Cain and Hopkins have refurbished and further developed their strong and provocative arguments. The text includes a substantive new introduction and conclusion, and an original discussion of globalization.

No. 10: The Geography of Power at Downing Street

Hardback, 30/06/2019, £18.99
Both fascinating and extremely revealing, this is an intimate account of power and the building at its core. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the nature of British politics.

Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem

Hardback, 20/11/2017, £25.00
The unmissable inside story of the most dramatic general election campaign in modern history and Theresa May's battle for a Brexit deal, the greatest challenge for a prime minister since the Second World War. By the bestselling author of All Out War, shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2017.

Politics UK 9ed

Paperback, 16/03/2018, £35.99

Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain

Hardback, 01/02/2018, £9.99

Fortress Britain?: Ethical approaches to immigration policy for a post-Brexit Britain

Paperback, 19/04/2018, £16.99
Immigration is an issue central to British society, as demonstrated by the vote for Brexit. This collection of essays offers a fascinating exploration of the ethics surrounding immigration policy in the UK. Produced by Theos, a leading Christian think tank, this thought-provoking book considers the range of ethical approaches to the issue.

Everyday Life in British Government

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £25.99
In his fascinating piece of political anthropology, Rod Rhodes uncovers exactly how the British political elite thinks and acts.

Prime Ministers' Craft: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail in Westminster Systems

Hardback, 31/05/2018, £63.00
This volume examines how prime ministers work and the means by which they choose to run their governments, and compares four parliamentary systems (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom) over the past 40 years.

How to Rig an Election

Paperback, 10/09/2019, £9.99

Fall and Rise of the British Left

Paperback, 17/09/2019, £14.99
The return of British socialism: Where does it comes from? Why now? And where is it going?

Contemporary Britain 4ed

Paperback, 13/03/2018, £28.99
A new edition of a popular introduction to all aspects of life in Britain. This version reflects on the ongoing fallout from the global financial and eurozone crises; the May 2015 General Election; the September 2014 referendum on Scottish independence; the new tone of debate on immigration; and the June 2016 Brexit referendum.

Prime Ministers: Reflections on Leadership from Wilson to May

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £20.00
A landmark history of the men and women who have defined the UK's role in the modern world - and what makes them special - by a seasoned political journalist.

Loud and Proud: Passion and Politics in the English Defence League

Paperback, 29/04/2016, £14.99
This book is an ethnographic study of grassroots activists in the English Defence League. Setting the findings within contemporary debates on race and racism, Islamophobia, social movements and the far right. -- .

Corbynism: A Critical Approach

Paperback, 24/09/2018, £14.99
Corbynism as a political movement is now in the ascendency, and, conceivably, is also on the verge of power. This book provides a critical overview of what Corbynism is, above and beyond Jeremy Corbyn himself, placing it within the context of populist left and right movements that have taken hold across the globe.

Blair's Britain, 1997-2007

Paperback, 20/09/2007, £26.00
At the end of Tony Blair's era as British Prime Minister, this book presents a wide-ranging overview of his achievements and failures in power. Combining serious scholarship with clarity and accessibility, this is the authoritative verdict on the impact of the Blair years on British society.

Politics and Governance in the UK

Paperback, 29/07/2015, £36.99
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.

May at 10

Hardback, 10/09/2019, £25.00
The book will lift the lid on this most enigmatic and secretive of Prime Ministers during the most tumultuous period in modern British political history.

None Past the Post: Britain at the Polls, 2017

Paperback, 06/06/2018, £15.99
The latest book in the long-running Britain at the Polls series provides an indispensable account of the remarkable 2017 British general election. Leading experts explain why Theresa May and the Conservatives lost their majority, and analyse how the other political parties and voters responded to the 2016 Brexit referendum and ongoing austerity. -- .

British General Election of 2017

Paperback, 27/09/2018, £24.99
The British General Election of 2017 is the definitive and authoritative account of one of the most dramatic elections in British history.

Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady

Paperback, 07/05/2009, £14.99
Traces the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge to Edward Heath for leadership of the Conservative party and her eventual removal from power.

Britain under Thatcher

Paperback, 10/11/1999, £22.99
This volume provides a balanced historical analysis of the Thatcher years and their consequences in the light of the miners' strike, unfavourable relations with Europe, the poll tax and the Falklands War.

Urban Warfare: Housing under the Empire of Finance

Paperback, 26/03/2019, £19.99
A global study of the financialisation of housing.

Tribes: How Our Need to Belong Can Make or Break Society

Hardback, 27/02/2020, £20.00
Both memoir and call-to-arms, Tribes explores both the benign and malign effects of our need to belong.

Party with Socialists in It: A History of the Labour Left

Paperback, 20/02/2018, £12.99
A history of the British Labour Party, uncovering its deep internal divisions and shifting positions in politics.

Cameron at 10: The Verdict

Paperback, 14/07/2016, £12.99
The most intimate account of a serving prime minister ever published, this is the gripping inside story of David Cameron's government as told by senior figures, including the Prime Minister, George Osborne and Boris Johnson.

Why You Should Be a Trade Unionist

Paperback, 28/01/2020, £7.99

Margaret Thatcher Volume Two: The Iron Lady

Paperback, 01/11/2007, £15.99
The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'.

Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £20.00
Shortlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson PrizeShortlisted for the 2014 Costa Biography AwardLonglisted for the 2015 Orwell PrizeWinner of the 2014 Political Book Awards Political Biography of the YearRoy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had.

Coalition Effect, 2010-2015

Paperback, 19/03/2015, £19.99
The definitive account of the impact of the first coalition in British politics since the end of the Second World War from a team of distinguished experts. This book cuts through the claims and hype to deliver the truth about the historic impact and quality of this unique government.

If Love Were All...: The Story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd George

Paperback, 07/06/2007, £12.99
In the summer of 1911 David Lloyd George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, hired a young schoolteacher called Frances Stevenson to tutor his daughter in the summer holidays. Their secret relationship was to last for thirty years until his wife's death finally allowed Lloyd George to marry her in 1943.
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