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.
This classic text provides a unique insight into the workings and daily life within parliament. It explores its tradition and character for a glimpse into a world that is constantly in the news. The authors dispel the mystery and present its purpose and function plainly and intelligibly.
Tells the personal story of one political activist helping Labour progress from its 1997 landslide to the unassailable position it enjoys today. A sequel to the best-selling Things Can Only Get Better, this book is suitable for everyone who could use a good laugh after Brexit, Boris and Trump.
NEW POST-ELECTION EDITION PUBLISHING IN AUGUST 2015, SEE HERE. Updated to cover British politics in an age of austerity and coalition government, the new edition of this best-selling AS-level text covers all topics in the Edexcel and AQA syllabi and the
Written to coincide with a Channel 4 series on Lady Thatcher, this biography is based on intimate conversations between the Prime Minister and the major politicians of the period and Hugo Young, who has written and presented "No Minister", "But Chancellor" and "The Thatcher Phenomenon".
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.
Stumble for short.' 'Kim Jong-May awkward and incredulous as journalist asks question.' 'Supreme leader produces pure TV Valium on The One Show.' Throughout 2017 John Crace, the Guardian's parliamentary sketch writer, has watched Theresa May's efforts to remain strong and stable - and, indeed, Prime Minister.
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.
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.
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.
When Tony Blair became prime minister in May 1997, he was, at forty-three, the youngest person to hold that office since 1812. On his first election campaign, Blair had promised that 'New Labour' would modernize Britain, freeing it from sleaze, special interests and government secrecy. So what went wrong?
This volume addresses key political issues which occupy the government and opposition in 1998, including: Tony Blair's style of government, the philosophy of the welfare state, policy-making in the local government sector, law and order, and the effect of EU membership on British politics.
On 12 May 1997, the foreign secretary, Robin Cook, launched a mission statement for New Labour's foreign policy. Interpreted as a "new moral crusade", this essay asks whether New Labour have re-orientated the path of foreign policy from that established by the Conservatives.
David Lammy MP predicted the riots of 2011 a year before they took place. In this book, he analyses the causes of the disturbances and their implications for the future. It seeks to explain why the breakdown of law and order was so swift and so widespread, and offers a way forward for Britain that is both practical and inspirational.
A study of prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia. Tony Blair and John Howard were election winning leaders in two similar countries. They succeeded in dominating politics for over 10 years, but both fell dramatically from office. This book asks how these prime ministers established such predominant positions.
This exciting new reader brings together some of the best recent sociological writing on British society. The volume features carefully selected extracts from books and journals, which have been chosen for the high quality of their sociological analysis and their relevance to understanding social change.
This important new text provides an up-to-date account of the complex interrelationship between politics and the media in Britain. It starts by setting key policy areas in the context of technological convergence, globalization and initiatives at European level. It then addresses the key issues the role of the media in politics and elections.
From his eccentric South London working class childhood to running one of the biggest cities in the world, Livingstone is one of the very few politicians to have scored a major victory over the Thatcher Government and has championed issues as diverse as the environment, gay rights and anti-racism. This title tells his story.
This text examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in British politics in an accessible form. It introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics, analyzing views of different historians.
The comprehensively revised and updated third edition provides a lively and concise introduction to political, economic and social life in Britain. It offers an ideal starting point for students and general readers looking for an introduction to contemporary Britain that is readable, informative, sophisticated and thought-provoking.
Bringing together an all-new set of chapters by leading authorities, Developments in British Politics 9 provides a systematic, accessible and state of the art account of the legacy of New Labour and of the new world of coalition government and austerity politics ushered in by the 2010 election.
The constitution of Britain is changing rapidly, and the House of Lords is next on the agenda for reform. This book provides an international context, using material as yet unpublished in the UK. What can we learn from the appointed Canadian Senate, the elected Australian Senate, the German federal Bundesrat, or our other European neighbours.
The best political book of the year' ANDREW MARR 'A superb work of storytelling and reporting. Sets new benchmark for the writing of contemporary political history' Andrew Sparrow, Guardian The only book to tell the full story of how and why Britain voted to leave the EU.
The 1950s was the decade in which Roger Bannister ran the four-minute mile, Bill Haley released "Rock Around the Clock", rationing ended and Britain embarked on the traumatic, disastrous Suez War. This book captures Britain in a decade, emerging from the shadow of war into growing affluence.
This concise, lively, and authoritative biography examines the life of Margaret Thatcher and sets it in the context of recent British history. Written by leading international historian David Cannadine, it covers her early life, political career, life after politics, impact, and legacy.
Long-standing, award-winning Muslim human rights campaigner Sara Khan courageously takes on the extremists within her faith whose ideology has made it easier for terrorists to recruit young Britons. This important and timely book will be a major news story this autumn.