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Political issues in Britain today

Author: Bill Jones
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 1999.
Series: Politics today.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed., rev. and completely updatedView all editions and formats
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British politics has been revolutionised in the past 10 years. This volume addresses key political issues which occupy the government and opposition, including Blair's style of government, education and standards in public life.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Jones
ISBN: 0719054311 9780719054310 071905432X 9780719054327
OCLC Number: 41017782
Notes: Previous edition: 1994.
Description: xiii, 433 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tony Blair's style of government: an interim assessment --
The House of Commons: the half empty bottle of reform --
Reforming the electoral system --
The present usefulness of the House of Commons --
Do we need the monarchy? --
Leaders or led? Senior ministers in British government --
Devolution --
Who makes policy? Policy making in local government --
The education issue: raising the standard or beating the retreat? --
The politics of health --
Reforming welfare --
Privatisation --
Crime and punishment --
Environmental policy: too little too late? --
Sleaze: standards in public life --
Party finance --
The debate about the welfare state --
Placing New Labour --
Conservatism after Major --
Britain and the European Union --
Economic and monetary unionPrevious ed.: 1994.
Series Title: Politics today.
Responsibility: edited by Bill Jones.

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