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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Developments in British Politics 7

Edition 7th Edition
ISBN 9781403940438
Publication Date April 2003
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Bringing together a completely new set of specially-commissioned chapters by leading authorities, Developments in British Politics 7 provides an accessible state-of-the-art introduction to politics and political change in the UK. It provides a systematic assessment of New Labour in government focusing in particular on continuities and contrasts between its first and second terms and with traditional social democracy. A central innovation is the concept of multi-focal politics to explain the consequences of globalization, Europeanisation and devolution for the nature and distribution of power in the UK.

PATRICK DUNLEAVY is Professor of Government, London School of Economics. He was awarded the Political Science 'Making a Difference' Award by the Political Studies Association in 2003.

ANDREW GAMBLE is Professor of Politics and Director of the Political Economy Research Centre, University of Sheffield.

RICHARD HEFFERNAN is Lecturer in Government and Politics, The Open University.

GILLIAN PEELE is Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Introduction: Transformations in British Politics; P.Dunleavy, A.Gamble, R.Heffernan & G.Peele
Remaking the Constitution; A.Gamble
The Europeanization of British Politics; B.Rosamond
The Core Executive and the Modernisation of Central Government; M.J.Smith
Electoral Participation; G.Evans
Changing Voting Systems; J.Curtice
Political Parties and the Party System; R.Heffernan
The Media and Politics; R.Kuhn
Politics in Scotland; J.Mitchell
Politics in Northern Ireland; J.Tonge
Devolved Politics in England and Wales; G.Peele
Asymmetric Devolution: Toward a Quasi-Federal Constitution?; V.Bogdanor
Ideas and Policy Agendas in Contemporary Politics; P.Kelly
Economic Policy; W.Grant
Public Services; A.Denham
Environmental Policy; M.Humphrey
Britain and the International Arena; C.Kennedy-Pipe & R.Vickers
Analysing Political Power; P.Dunleavy


'Superb. The whole book is so good, essential for keeping up to date and for supplementing the basic textbooks.' - Professor George Jones, LSE
Reviews of previous editions:
'The Developments in British Politics series is excellent...The rapid production of new editions allows consideration of the latest analytical approaches and empirical events. The recent edition, Developments in British Politics 5...undoubtedly provides the best textbook for undergraduates.' - Martin J. Smith, British Journal of Politics and International Relations
'This series goes from strength to strength...[W]ell written and carefully edited… [A] very informative and stimulating volume with an excellent bibliography and guides to further reading.' - Michael Rush, Political Studies
'Each successive edition is excellent in contemporary political analysis - I recommend it strongly to all students of UK government and politics.' - Roger Guthrie, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle
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