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Published: 30 May 2013

152 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199661107

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British Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Tony Wright

Very Short Introductions

  • An accessible, concise introduction to British politics
  • Written by a former MP and academic, including illustrative experience as well as theoretical and historical expertise
  • Focuses on what makes British politics distinctive
  • Considers the evolution of British politics and its future
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

New to this Edition:

  • Considers the evolution and impact of coalition politics in Britain
  • Includes updates on the impact of issues such as immigration and terrorism, parliamentary scandal, and the financial crash
  • Considers the evolution of devolution
  • Looks at the fall of New Labour, the arrival of David Cameron, and the concept of 'big society' thinking
  • Explores the future of British politics in light of the current government
  • Updated further reading section