The End of British Politics?

Authors: Moran, Michael

  • Addresses the challenging but very timely question of whether the ‘British system’ is drawing to a close
  • Analyses the impact of the EU referendum on British national and regional politics and its relationship to the history of the United Kingdom 
  • Represents the culmination of the author's extensive research on British Politics
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This book explores the crisis of the British state. Though it has been particularly apparent since the outcome of both the 2014 Scottish independence and 2016 ‘Brexit’ referendums, it stems from deep historical roots. The book traces the origins of the state to the original Act of Union of 1707 and demonstrates how different notions of British destiny - Protestant, imperial, social democratic – have held the state together at different times. The present crisis, it is argued, is due to the exhaustion of these senses of destiny. Moran shows how the United Kingdom is now held together as a militarised state prone to disastrous adventures like the invasion of Iraq, and concludes by examining some alternative futures for the state. This book will appeal to students, scholars and the general reader interested in British politics and political history. 

About the authors

Michael Moran is Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester and Professor of Government in the Alliance Business School, University of Manchester, UK. Among his publications are the textbook Politics and Governance in the UK and the monograph The British Regulatory State.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The End of British Politics?
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49965-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49965-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49964-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 104
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