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British Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Third Edition

Tony Wright

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198827320

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

The nature of politics in Britain is being questioned as never before, with Brexit throwing both party and national politics into turmoil. Here, Tony Wright provides the essential context for current debates about the state of British politics, identifying key characteristics of its history and ideas which influence the current political landscape.

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The nature of politics in Britain is being questioned as never before, with Brexit throwing both party and national politics into turmoil. Here, Tony Wright provides the essential context for current debates about the state of British politics, identifying key characteristics of its history and ideas which influence the current political landscape.

  • Offers a concise introduction to British politics past and present, and considers the future for the British political tradition as it enters turbulent times
  • Focuses on what makes British politics distinctive
  • Considers the evolution of British politics and its future
  • Explores the future of British politics in light of the current government
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

New to this edition

  • Includes key material on Brexit, analysing the divisions revealed by the Brexit vote and the extent to which Britain now has a politics of identity
  • Considering whether the Brexit referendum itself has fundamentally altered the constitutional landscape

About the Author(s)

Tony Wright, Emeritus Professor of Government, UCL

Tony Wright is Emeritus Professor of Government and Emeritus Professor of Government and Public Policy at UCL. Between 1992 and 2010, he served as a UK Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, and in 2009 chaired the parliamentary committee that produced the 'Wright reforms' of the House of Commons. He is the author or editor of over twenty books, including Doing Politics (Biteback, 2012) and Rethinking Democracy (Wiley, 2019).

Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of illustrations
    1:The Britishness of British politics
    2:The constitution: old and new
    3:Arguing: the politics of ideas
    4:Governing: still the strong centre?
    5:Representing: voters and parties
    6:Accounting: parliament and politicians
    7:Whither British politics
    Further reading
    Index