Butler's British Political Facts

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Roger Mortimore, Andrew Blick
Springer, Jul 31, 2018 - Political Science - 883 pages

This book is the most comprehensive single volume reference work available for British political facts. Covering the period from 1900 to the present, it is the latest edition in a series previously edited by David Butler and various collaborators. This new edition updates the contents to the immediate post-European Union referendum period in the UK. It is useful to a wide range of potential readers, including students, educators, journalists, policy professionals, and anyone with an interest in politics and political history. It will be valuable to academics working in a variety of disciplines, including history and political science.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Governments
1
Chapter 2 The Civil Service
209
Chapter 3 Parties
229
Chapter 4 Parliament
298
Chapter 5 Parliamentary Elections
375
Chapter 6 Referendums
447
Chapter 7 Constitution and Rights
455
Chapter 8 Social Conditions
471
Chapter 12 Religion
585
Chapter 13 The Economy and Public Finance
593
Chapter 14 The Public Sector
669
Chapter 15 Armed Forces and Defence
693
Chapter 16 The Media
709
Chapter 17 Local Government
744
Chapter 18 Devolution
767
Chapter 19 International Affairs
789

Chapter 9 Justice and Law Enforcement
518
Chapter 10 Investigation and Regulation
543
Chapter 11 Interest Groups and Pressure Groups
575
Chapter 20 Political Allusions
829
Index
855
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About the author (2018)

Roger Mortimore is Professor of Public Opinion and Political Analysis, King’s College London, UK. He is also Director of Political Analysis at the research company Ipsos MORI.

Andrew Blick is Director of History & Policy and Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King’s College London, UK.