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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Contemporary Britain

Edition 3rd edition
ISBN 9780230320390
Publication Date June 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Contemporary States and Societies Series

The comprehensively revised and updated third edition provides a lively and concise introduction to political, economic and social life in Britain. It offers an ideal starting point for students and general readers looking for an introduction to contemporary Britain that is readable, informative, sophisticated and thought-provoking.

JOHN MCCORMICK Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Purdue University Indianapolis, USA.

The Historical Context
Land and People
The Social System
Government and the Political System
Politics and Civil Society
The Economy
Culture and Lifestyle
Britain and the World


Review of previous edition
"Well written in an easily accessible style Contemporary Britain... gives the reader an excellent and comprehensive sense of the state of Britain in the early 21st century." - Peter Handley, British Politics
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