British Politics by Tony Wright
A Very Short Introduction

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Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than merely an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works. He identifies key characteristics and ideas of the British tradition, and investigates what makes British politics distinctive, while emphasizing throughout the book how these characteristics are reflected in the way the political system actually functions. Each chapter is organized around a key
theme, such as the constitution or political accountability, which is first established and then explored with examples and illustrations. This in turn provides a perspective for a discussion of how the system is changing, looking in particular at devolution and Britain's place in Europe.
 

About Tony Wright

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Wright is Professor and Head of School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia.
 
Published May 22, 2003 by Oxford Paperbacks. 136 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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