This book provides students with a critical introduction to the British political system and the context of contemporary British policy making. Too often the importance of interpretation, to any understanding of British politics is neglected. Attention to conveying factual information takes precedence over developing theoretical understandings.
This book is different, in that it provides an account of British politics that is conceptually and theoretically driven. It not only outlines the key features of British politics but which also provides critical perspectives on them. McAnulla uses particular concepts and theories to illuminate the key dynamics of British politics i.e. to the ideas, practices and relationships that sustain the political system. Particular attention is devoted to understanding contemporary developments through an appreciation of the traditional dynamics of British politics.
'valuable' Eric Shaw, Times Higher Educational Supplement, November 2006--Sanford Lakoff "Times Educational Supplement "
'British Politics: A Critical Introduction is a well-argued book which makes a refreshing change from the rather weighty multi-authored textbooks which tend to confront today's undergraduates.' - John Greenway, Political Studies Review--Sanford Lakoff
Series: Critical Political Studies (Continuum Paperback)
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 15th December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.05
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1