British Politics Today
Edited by Colin Hay
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British Politics Today by Colin Hay
Book DescriptionWritten by a distinguished group of internationally renowned scholars, this volume provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the major issues dominating British politics. The book not only maps the current political agenda, but actively contributes to the debates surrounding British politics in the international community at the beginning of the twenty--first century. British Politics Today examines key developments in British politics such as the shift in focus by parties away from their traditional voting base towards a consumersa at large, and the rise in identity voting following devolution. The book is characterized by a broad and inclusive conception of British politics, resolutely refusing to reduce political analysis to a narrowly conceived sphere of government, and it explores contemporary British political developments in the broader context of European, international and global dynamics. Some of the major issues discussed include the Belfast agreement, Britaina s future in Europe, the political economy of contemporary Britain, the representation of women within the British polity, the politics of welfare reform, and the ethics of foreign policy. This collection provides a valuable teaching resource for courses on British politics, as well as a crucial focus for debate by academics and researchers in this dynamic field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the political science, political economy and political sociology of contemporary Britain.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745623191
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Colin Hay
Colin Hay is Professor of Political Analysis at the University of Birmingham.
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