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 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.
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.
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.
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. -- .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. -- .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.