Provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of aspects of Britain, including its country and people, politics and government, education, the economy, the media, arts and religion. This work discusses the developments and topics of specific interest in British society such as GM foods and immigration and Britain's relationship with the US.
The eighth edition of this highly-praised textbook has been substantially updated and revised to provide students of British studies with the perfect introduction to Britain, its country and people, politics and government, education, economy, media, arts and religion. It includes: discussion of recent developments and areas of topical interest in British society such as immigration, the recession, devolution and the Scottish Referendum and Britain's relationships with the US and the EU coverage of the 2015 general election and its implications for the futurenew full-colour illustrationsexercises and questions to stimulate class discussion insights into the attitudes of British people today towards important issuesupdated suggestions for further reading and useful websites.
Reviews of the previous editions: 'John Oakland is the doyen of civilization studies.' British Studies Now 'This is a first rate, lucidly written text.' G.E.C. Paton, Aston University 'Suitable above all because it covers so many areas of contemporary institutions ...a useful reference work.' Patrick Leech, University of Bologna 'Strikes a balance between providing up-to-date information and being a source of general reference.