Who Governs Britain?

Who Governs Britain? Review

'Jaw-dropping' Daily Telegraph
'A timely examination of how the distribution of power has shifted' Guardian

Where does power lie in Britain today? Is our system of government still fit for purpose? A revelatory guide from the esteemed expert in British government and politics

The British system has been radically transformed in recent decades, far more than most of us realize. As acclaimed political scientist and bestselling author Anthony King shows, this transformation lies at the heart of British politics today. Imagining - or pretending - that the British political system and Britain's place in the world have not greatly changed, our political leaders consistently promise more than they can perform. Political and economic power is now widely dispersed both inside and outside the UK, but Westminster politicians still talk the language of Attlee and Churchill. How exactly has the British system changed? Where does power now lie? In Who Governs Britain?, King offers the first assessment in many years of Britain's governing arrangements as a whole, providing much needed context for the upcoming election.

Title:Who Governs Britain?
Edition Language:English

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  • Matthew Greenwood

    Britain 'could do better.' Anthony King presents countless problems with Britain's governing institutions and the limitations on those who run them. Perhaps most pertinently, he notes how the legislat...

  • Intery

    Започнах да чета тази книга около седмица преди референдума относно членството на Обединеното кралство в Ев...

  • Wing

    Democratically elected ministers, whose original candidatures are selected by a minute group of political party activists, at the helm of their prime minister, assisted by their civil servants, constr...

  • Vikas Datta

    Incisive introduction, and brings out perfectly the rolling back of the nation state's powers before supranational political and economic entities.....

  • !Tmbu?u

    Reviewed by The Guardian (8 Apr 2015)...

  • Diana Gangan

    Oh... so that's why we can't have nice things? Very comprehensive, sharp and pretty much contains valid explanations on all the core aspects of the British political system....

  • Benjamin Richards

    This book is not as anti-establishment as I had hoped for which might give a hint as to why I sought it out. On page 18 Aneuring Bevan is quoted as having said, "No amount of cajolery, and no attempts...

  • Francisco

    So a book that feels almost quaintby now, it is still an interesting overview of British politics post World War II, in fact the temporal limits are quite interesting and do take on a period that seem...

  • William Marler

    I found ‘Who Governs Britain?’ to be a refreshingly impartial and comprehensive take on all the different strands that affect UK politics.As someone with an interest in politics but a self-confess...

  • Iang95ify .

    Explains the significance of each group such as Foreigners, MPs, media and unions on how they influence the government in the UK. In the end, it shows that the UK is not as sovereign in determining it...