Great Britain: Decline or Renewal? / Edition 1

Great Britain: Decline or Renewal? / Edition 1

by Donley T Studlar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813315093

ISBN-13: 9780813315096

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Westview Press


This thoughtful introduction to British politics explores a country undergoing a painful transition as the twenty-first century approaches. Informed throughout by a comparative public policy perspective, this book surveys British policy, institutions, and behavior since World War II. Donley Studlar analyzes challenges facing contemporary Britain and suggests the…  See more details below

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This thoughtful introduction to British politics explores a country undergoing a painful transition as the twenty-first century approaches. Informed throughout by a comparative public policy perspective, this book surveys British policy, institutions, and behavior since World War II. Donley Studlar analyzes challenges facing contemporary Britain and suggests the likely official responses in areas ranging from constitutional change to foreign policy. Considering issues such as domestic economic and social welfare policy, Studlar also looks at noneconomic regulation of individual behavior and group relations—especially as it applies to minorities. Weaving together a wealth of material, Studlar assesses the future course of Britain at a crucial time in its development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813315096
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Nations of the Modern World Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
1Introduction: Continuity and Change1
2Britain in Historical and Geographical Context16
3The Development of Political Institutions36
4Political Forces: Organizations and Individuals66
5British Foreign Policy: From Great Power to European Periphery105
6Economic Policy: From Industrial Giant to Britaly132
7Social Welfare Policy: From Leader to Laggard165
8Social Regulatory Policies: From Public Morality to Social Permissiveness187
9Change and Institutional Adaptation in the United Kingdom212
Further Reading227
Bibliography229
About the Book and Author227
Index249

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