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British Politics: A Critical Introduction

British Politics: A Critical Introduction

by Stuart McAnulla

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This book provides students with a critical introduction to the British political system and the context of contemporary British policy making. Too often the importance of interpretation, to any understanding of British politics is neglected. Attention to conveying factual information takes precedence over developing theoretical understandings.

This book is different, in that it provides an account of British politics that is conceptually and theoretically driven. It not only outlines the key features of British politics but which also provides critical perspectives on them. McAnulla uses particular concepts and theories to illuminate the key dynamics of British politics i.e. to the ideas, practices and relationships that sustain the political system. Particular attention is devoted to understanding contemporary developments through an appreciation of the traditional dynamics of British politics.

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ISBN-13: 9780826461568
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/06/2006
Series: Critical Political Studies (Continuum Paperback) Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Stuart McAnulla is Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds

Table of Contents

1 Traditional Models of British Politics2 Contemporary Perspectives on British Politics3.Traditional Dynamics of British Politics I : Key Ideas4 Traditional Dynamics of British Politics II: Key Institutional Relationships5 New Labour in Power6 Modernising Government7 Constitutional Reform8 Conclusion: New Labour and the Study of British PoliticsBibliography

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