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.
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.
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.
POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY is the third volume of Alastair Campbell's unique daily account of life at the centre of the Blair government. Volume Three includes Peter Mandelson's second resignation, the agonies of the Millennium Dome, and the most unexpected slow-handclapping in memory, when the Women's Institute turned against Tony Blair.
Power & the People covers the first two years of the New Labour government, beginning with their landslide victory at the polls in 1997. This second voume of Campbell's unexpurgated diaries details the initial challenges faced by Labour as they come to power and settle into running the country.
This book analyses the immediate challenges from headlong cuts, root-and-branch restructuring and the longer-term pressures from population ageing. It demonstrates that a more humane and generous welfare state that will build social inclusiveness is possible and shows how it can be achieved.
Was the British empire given away in a fit of collective indifference? This work looks at connections between stories of empire told in the media - the Second World War, the Coronation and Everest, colonial wars of the 1950s, immigration, Winston Churchill's funeral - and contributes to debates about the domestic consequences of the end of empire.
This is the go-to textbook on UK Politics and Government for all A-level Politics students studying on the Edexcel specification. Alongside the book is a companion website featuring extra case studies, further sample student answers with annotations, tips for planning and organising revision, a list of resources for further study and more.
Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In this book, the author takes you on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.