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British Politics: A Very Short Introduction
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BRITISH POLITICS: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY WRIGHT, TONY (PROFESSORIAL FELLOW IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AT BIRKBECK COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)

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ISBN
9780199661107
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
152 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 MAY 2013

DESCRIPTION

Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than 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 how these characteristics are reflected in the way the political system 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. In this new edition Wright considers how the system has recently changed and continues to do so, in light of the coalition government and the fall of New Labour, as well as the impact of the financial crisis and issues such as terrorism and immigration. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

Introduction ; 1. The Britishness of British politics ; 2. The constitution: old and new ; 3. Arguing: the political conversation ; 4. Governing: the strong centre? ; 5. Representing: is the party over? ; 6. Accounting: heckling the steamroller? ; 7. The end of British politics? ; References and further reading