Draws on the contribution of three political scientists and redresses the balance between the historical context of British Politics and key theoretical debates. This text combines a descriptive account of the institutions and processes of the British political system with an engaging discussion of issues and policies.
Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK.
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.
Tony Blair's premiership has not only reaffirmed trends towards leader-centred parties and governments, it is a stage in the development of a genuine British presidency. The argument here is that the American presidency illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of an emergent British presidency.
The nuclear weapons question runs through recent British history like an irradiated thread. This collection of declassified papers uncovers the private debates and justifications for Britain being a nuclear power, exchanged between ministers, civil servants, scientists and intelligence officers. The narrative takes the story up to spring 2007.
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.
The NHS devastated without so much as a by-your-leave; Gen Y hung out to dry; legal aid cut for the vulnerable; social housing on the brink of collapse... Cameron has been busy. Margaret Thatcher sold off the nationalised industries, her political heirs are intent on leaving an even more radical legacy - selling off the state itself.
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. -- .
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.
As the prospect of a hung parliament looms large, political protagonists can learn from the politics and personalities of the past. The author's story of coalition government begins in the 1850s, with Disraeli fighting for his political life and Queen Victoria's battle to find a Prime Minister from the Whigs and Peelites driving her to despair.
The Conservatives are back, and back with a bang two election wins in a row and, providing they can hold things together, in a pretty good position to win another. But many questions about their recent past, present, and future still remain.
This book offers a unique full term analysis of the Cameron-Clegg Government. From austerity to gay marriage, the Scottish referendum to combating IS, it brings together expert academic voices to provide rigorous yet readable insights on the key areas of government politics and the debates which will shape the 2015 general election.
Taking as his starting point the larger than life personalities of the Conservative Party's leaders and prime ministers since its inception, the author analyses the interconnected themes and issues which have dominated Conservative politics over the years.
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.