This deeply informed text sets the government and politics of Britain firmly in the context of Britain's enduring membership in the European Union. Michael L. Mannin thoroughly applies the concept of "Europeanization" across the political system to explore how far change is a product of Britain's interdependent relationship with the EU. Ideal for courses in British and European politics, this book breaks new ground in exploring the complex interdependence that the EU should bring to the study of European political systems.
Michael L. Mannin is Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.
Introduction: British Politics and Europe Chapter 1: The Development of the British State: Stories and Models Chapter 2: Economic and Social Change Chapter 3: British Politics and Constitutional Change Chapter 4: Parliamentary Representation and the Legislative Process Chapter 5: Beyond Parliament: Multilevel Representation Chapter 6: Parties and Why Citizens Vote for Them Chapter 7: Participation, Pressure Groups, and the Media Chapter 8: The Executive: Managing Decline in a Shrinking World? Chapter 9: The British State and the Policy Process Chapter 10: Economic Policy in Britain Chapter 11: British Environmental Policy: From Smog to Sustainability Chapter 12: Britain's Foreign Policy and External Security Chapter 13: A Conclusion-and Postscript Appendix: The European Union: An Official Interpretation References