British Politics

Pages: 208
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: ill

British Politics

A Beginner's Guide

Richard S. Grayson

This incisive introduction covers the structure of the British government, the civil service, political parties, the media, the EU, and the UK's special relationship with the US.
Paperback
9781851687688 (1 Oct 2010)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Parliament is reeling from the expenses scandal, and an increasingly apathetic public can see no difference between Labour, Tory, and the Liberal Democrats. In British Politics: A Beginner's Guide, Richard Grayson asks if the blame for this lies at Westminster, or if we actually get the politicians we deserve. Covering the structure of the British government, the Civil Service, political parties, the media, the EU, and the special relationshipA" with the US, this incisive introduction reveals the complex interactions that determine everything from the taxes we pay to when we should put out the wheelie bin.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 208
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations ill

About the Author

Richard S. Grayson is Senior Lecturer in British and Irish Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Former Director of Policy for the Liberal Democrats, he was Charles Kennedy’s principal speechwriter. He lives in Hemel Hempstead, UK.

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