Introduction to British Politics

Introduction to British Politics : Analysing a Capitalist Democracy

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This is the second edition of the outstanding textbook on British politics. Like the first edition it continues to cover both a wide range of empirical material and a diversity of approaches to political analysis, but it has also been extensively revized to explore the developments since the first edition was published. There are now three entirely new chapters on voting behaviour, Liberalism, Conservatism and the 'New Right', and government and politics beyond Westminster and Whitehall.Rather than adopting one standpoint, the authors concentrate on comparing and assessing differing theories, thereby presenting a dynamic view of British politics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 8 figures, 5 tables
  • 0745606008
  • 9780745606002

Table of contents

Introduction. Introduction to the First Edition. 1. The Changing Constitution. 2. Perspectives on the Party System. 3. Explaining Voting Behaviour. 4. Perspectives on Interests and Groups. 5. The Constitution in Crisis. 6. The Power of the Secret State. 7. Capitalism, Marxism and Labourism. 8. Liberalism, Conservatism, and the 'New Right'. 9. Managing the Economy. 10. Providing for Social Need. 11. Maintaining the Social Order. 12. Government and Politics Beyond Westminster and Whitehall. Conclusions.
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