British Politics Today Politics Today Mup
Short, yet comprehensive. Completely up to date. Great value for money textbook by two established scholars .
Politicians still call themselves socialists, conservatives and liberals, but among these groups exist very different understandings of what these terms represent. This new book provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the ideas and doctrines that have shaped, and will continue to shape, British politics. The first section of the book looks at different aspects of the wider context, the nature of political doctrines or ideologies and the role they play in politics in general.
Combines historical analysis with a sharp commentary upon the modern political scene. Reflects the key, recent developments in British Party Politics, such as the 1997 general election, 'New Labour' and the emergence of William Hague as Conservative Party leader. A welcome new second edition of a successful text. Tailored to the demands of A Level and Undergraduate students.
British politics has been revolutionized in between 1988 and 1998 by two major factors: the hegemony of Thatcherism for 18 years; and the current dominance of what some say is variant - Blairism - forged in opposition and enthroned in government since May 1997. Thatcherism introduced radical new imperatives for all levels and functions of government and a stern, often disapproving attitude towards Britain's European partners.
From Diane Abbott to Hugo Young via Keynesianism and Thatcherism, from Major to Millbank and from New Labour to Norman Tebbitt, this book is the ultimate student reference guide to British politics. The 2nd edition has been fully updated to take account of all the changes that have taken place in British politics since 2004. With over one thousand entries, the book covers the personalities, policies and institutions that have shaped British politics, with special emphasis on developments since the beginning of the twentieth century.