Rational Choice and British Politics
An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair
By (author) Iain McLean
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Rational Choice and British Politics by Iain McLean
Book DescriptionThis engaging and original study, by one of Britain's leading scholars of rational choice theory, explores the course of British parliamentary politics over the last 150 years. McLean marries an appealing combination of social science and analytical narrative history to the great turning points in British politics - the Repeal of the Corn Law; the Victorian crisis of the Liberal and Conservative Parties; the Irish Question and Lloyd George's solution to it; the New Liberal origins of the welfare state; the politics of race and empire under Chamberlain and Powell; and the politics of 'there is no alternative' under Margaret Thatcher.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198295297
(235mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Iain McLean
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What's Wrong with the British Constitution?, Paperback (July 2012)View all books by Iain McLean
A bravura critique of the traditional interpretation of the British constitution. The book demolishes many of the myths surrounding it, but also goes on to suggest a constructive alternative.
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Author Biography - Iain McLean
Iain McLean, Professor of Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford University
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