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British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than merely an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works. He identifies key characteristics and ideas of the British tradition, and investigates what makes British politics distinctive, while emphasizing throughout the book how these characteristics are reflected in the way the political system actually functions. Each chapter is organized around a key theme, such as the constitution or political accountability, which is first established and then explored with examples and illustrations. This in turn provides a perspective for a discussion of how the system is changing, looking in particular at devolution and Britain's place in Europe.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam

Synopsis:

This title is an interpretative essay on the British political system in which the author identifies key characteristics and shaping ideas of the British tradition, and investigates what makes British politics distinctive. He also discusses how the system is changing, looking in particular at devolution and at Britain's place in Europe.

About the Author

Tony Wright is MP for Cannock Chase, and Chairman of the Public Administration Committee. Before entering parliament in 1992 he was Reader in Politics at the University of Birmingham. His publications include Socialisms: Old and New (OUP; reissued Routledge, 1996), Citizens and Subjects: An Essay on British Politics (Routledge, 1994), Why Vote Labour? (Penguin, 1997) and, as editor, The British Political Process (Routledge, 1999).

Table of Contents

1. The Britishness of British Politics

2. The Political Constitution

3. Ideology--and After

4. Governing: The Strong Centre

5. Representing: Party Rules OK

6. Accounting: Heckling the Steamroller

7. New Wine, Old Bottles

8. The End of British Politics?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854599
Author:
Wright, Anthony
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
null, Anthony
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
Politics | Comparative Politics | British Politics
Subject:
Great Britain Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics, Practical -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
no. 1996/050
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 halftones and line illus.
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
6.96x4.50x.35 in. .28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This title is an interpretative essay on the British political system in which the author identifies key characteristics and shaping ideas of the British tradition, and investigates what makes British politics distinctive. He also discusses how the system is changing, looking in particular at devolution and at Britain's place in Europe.
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