Politics in Transition is a unique and innovative introduction to key issues surrounding politics and the state in the United Kingdom today. It illuminates the current restructuring of government and the political economy by exploring the processes underlying change. Transcending the narrow boundaries of academic disciplines, it highlights the issue of structural change from a series of different perspectives. The relationship between political, social, and economic forces in explaining changes is a recurrent theme; the notion of uneven development constitutes an important organizing principle. Further, the authors place the United Kingdom firmly within the world political system but also investigate the roots of its individuality within that system. The wide range of issues and approaches presented in this engaging volume make it essential reading for students and scholars of political science, sociology, social policy, geography, economics, and planning. "A useful foundation for study which can be used either as part of the series or on its own." --Geographical Journal "A reasoned and critical account drawing upon a wide range of theories within a manner unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries. . . . ambitious in its scope and through its deliberate use of juxtaposing alternative theories, frequently provocative in its conclusions." --Transactions
Britain in a Changing International System
Britain's Political Crisis
Continuity and Change in State Economic Intervention
Restructuring the State
The Politics of Locality
The End of Class Politics?