Introduction to British Politics

Introduction to British Politics

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This is a new edition of an undergraduate text on British politics. It covers a wide range of empirical material and a diversity of approaches to political analysis. There are three new chapters on voting behaviour, the New Right, and on government outside Whitehall and in Europe. The authors argue that both traditional institutional and behavioural approaches, and the Marxist alternative fail to provide an adequate analysis of the political landscape. They stress the way politics interacts with other aspects of life in a variable way. They show how political conditions have changed in response to social and economic developments - how, for instance, class has ceased to be a determining factor in voting behaviour.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 550 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 8 figures, 5 tables
  • 0745605990
  • 9780745605999

Table of contents

The changing constitution; perspectives on the party system; explaining voting behaviour; perspectives on interests and groups; the constitution in crisis; the power of the secret state; capitalism, Marxism and labourism; liberalism, conservatism and the "new right"; managing the economy; providing for social need; maintaining the social order; government and politics beyond Westminster and Whitehall.
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