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Developments in British Politics 9

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ISBN-10: 0230221742

ISBN-13: 9780230221741

Edition: 9th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Patrick Dunleavy, Richard Heffernan, Philip Cowley, Colin Hay

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List price: $49.50
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

List of Boxes, Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: A Landscape Without a Map? British Politics after 2010
Constitutional Politics
Blair: the reluctant radical
Brown 2007-10: the frustrated radical
Critiques of the Labour legacy
A step-by-step assessment
A surprisingly new constitution?
The constitution under Cameron and Clegg
Changing Patterns of Executive Governance
The core executive and the comfort blanket of the Westminster model
New Labour's pattern of executive government: from Blair to Brown
The Brown administration and executive government
The coalition government: establishing new patterns of governance?
Conclusion: the Westminster model under Cameron's coalition
Changing Parliamentary Landscapes
The expenses crisis and its consequences
What is parliament for?
New legislative mechanisms
Scrutiny and oversight
Facilitating public engagement
House of Lords reform
Conclusion
Elections and Voting
Turnout and turning out
Variations in turnout
Variations in 'turning out'
Party support
Party performance
Variations in party performance across constituencies
Explaining party choice
Valence voting
Is that it?
Political Parties and the British Party System
The fragmentation of the party system
Coalition politics at Westminster
The Conservative party
The Labour party
The Liberal Democrats
Conclusion
Territorial Politics in Post-Devolution Britain
Why devolution matters
Parties and elections under devolution
Institutional and constitutional politics
Devolution and government policy
Public attitudes to devolution
The future of devolution
Conclusion
Power Sharing in Northern Ireland
Power-sharing opportunities and difficulties 1998-2007
Restoration of power sharing in 2007: a sign of success?
Power sharing, power splitting and power snaring
Power sharing and snaring in practice: policies and problems
Opposition, protest and dissent
Has power sharing worked?
The future political landscape in Northern Ireland
Anti-Politics in Britain
Gerry Stoker
Exploring the rise of anti-politics
Explaining disengagement
Some proposed solutions
What to do? Are reforms possible?
Conclusion
Pressure Group Politics
Group form and function: associational and promotional groups
The representative claim and its limits
How Britain's political system structures the way associational and promotional groups operate
Groups and government
Conclusion
The Politics of Diversity
Gay rights
Gender politics
Race, immigration and Islam
Governing diversity
Conclusion
The Changing News Media Environment
Old, new and renewed media
New media use in Britain
Old news and the new media environment: quality under pressure?
Transforming media management
The media and the 2010 general election campaign:the impact of the televised leaders' debates
Conclusion
Britain and the Global Financial Crisis: The Return of Boom and Bust
From boom to bust
The great moderation and the emergence of the Anglo-liberal growth model
'Privatised Keynesianism' - the new growth model
The bursting of the bubble: the re-nationalisation of 'Privatised Keynesianism'?
The political fallout and the prospects for the return to growth
Conclusion
Britain's Place in the European Union
The EU and domestic party politics
The UK and the Lisbon Treaty
Economic crisis, EU budgetary and the Lisbon Strategy for growth
EU enlargement
Conclusion
Security and Surveillance in Britain
Terrorism and international security
UK counter-terrorism strategy
In the field: UK counter-terrorism operations
Surveillance and the Intercept Modernisation Programme
Security and the Cameron government in 2010
Conclusion
Britain in the World
From liberal peace to liberal war
'Blair's legacy: foreign and external policy to 2007
From Blair to Gordon Brown: foreign and external policy from 2007
Conservative policy under Cameron
Conclusion: foreign policy and the Conservative Liberal-Democrat coalition
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index