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Who runs this place? : the anatomy of Britain in the 21st century

Author: Anthony Sampson
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Forty years ago Anthony Sampson wrote his indispensable bestseller, Anatomy of Britain, which first explained the workings of the Establishment. Now he has felt drawn back to the task by exasperation with the lack of democracy and accountability in modern Britain." "This new Anatomy provides an insider's tour, with exceptional sources; but it is on the side of the outsider, written for ordinary citizens who want to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Sampson
ISBN: 0719565642 9780719565649 0719565650 9780719565656
OCLC Number: 55051585
Description: xi, 418 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. House of Commons: The Will-o'-the-Wisp --
2. House of Lords: The Pleasures of Patronage --
3. Monarchy: The Fading Fairyland --
4. Political Parties: The Vanishing Voters --
5. Trades Unions: The Lost Voices --
6. Prime Minister: Outside the Building --
7. Cabinet: The Broken Buckle --
8. Whitehall: The End of a Profession --
9. Treasury: Government by Stealth --
10. Diplomats: Democracy Doesn't Mix --
11. Secret Services: Security v. Accountability --
12. Defence: The Cold Monster --
13. Lawyers: Guarding the Guardians --
14. Academia: The Retreat of the Wise Men --
15. Broadcasters: Controlling the Uncontrollable --
16. The Press: Unelected Legislators --
17. Bankers: Ungentlemanly Capitalism --
18. Bank of England: The Vanishing Eyebrows --
19. Pension Funds: Dreams and Nightmares --
20. Privatised Industries: People's Capitalists? --
21. Corporations: The Abdication of the English --
22. Accountants: Who Audits the Auditors? --
23. Directors: The Cats and the Cream --
24. The New Rich: Final Reckoning --
25. Who Runs This Place?
Other Titles: Anatomy of Britain in the 21st century
Responsibility: Anthony Sampson.
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Who holds power? How do they use it? Are they accountable?: the questions addressed in this unflinching expose of power in Britain.  Read more...

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'Britain's anatomy is...illuminated by the unmatched politico-social lucidity of a fine mind...a wonderfully dismaying book' -- Nadine Gordimer, Times Literary Supplement 20041203 'A contemporary Read more...

 
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