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British political parties today / Edition 1

British political parties today / Edition 1


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Combines historical analysis with a sharp commentary upon the modern political scene. Reflects the key, recent developments in British Party Politics, such as the 1997 general election, 'New Labour' and the emergence of William Hague as Conservative Party leader. A welcome new second edition of a successful text. Tailored to the demands of A Level and Undergraduate students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719051050
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 05/14/1998
Series: Politics Today
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert Garner lectures in Politics at the University of Leicester

Richard Kelly teaches Politics at The Manchester Grammar School

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why do parties exist?

1. The culture of British party politics

2. The party system

3. The Conservatives: theory and practice

4. The Conservatives: organisation, membership and authority

5. The Labour Party: theory and practice

6. The Labour Party: organisation, membership and authority

7. The centre parties

8. The parties of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (by Michael Cunningham)

9. The 'problem' of party finance

10. Parties and voters

Conclusion: are parties amking a difference?

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