Political Ideas in Modern Britain
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Rodney Barker
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Political Ideas in Modern Britain by Rodney Barker
Book DescriptionThe rise of the New Right and the collapse of state communism in 1989 has fundamentally changed political thinking in the late twentieth century. Rodney Barker has revised and extended his classic text - Political Ideas in Modern Britain - in the light of these changes. His accessible account of political thinking in Britain since the 1880s now includes detailed analysis of: * the demise of traditional conservatism and socialism * the rise and decline of the New Right * the growth of feminism, liberalism and pluralism Political Ideas in Modern Britain charts the changing intellectual landscape of political thinking, illustrating how contemporary political thought is both rooted in tradition and a radical transformation of it. Whether the future is liberal, communitarian, pluralist, or simply uncertain, this is an essential guide for students of British politics. Rodney Barker is Senior Lecturer in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415161664
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In this second edition of the text, the author has revised his account of political thinking in Britain since the 1980s to include analysis of: the demise of traditional conservatism and socialism; the rise and decline of the New Right; and the growth of feminism, liberalism and pluralism.
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Author Biography - Rodney Barker
Rodney Barker is a Senior Lecturer in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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