Understanding British Party Politics
May 2011, Polity
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- A lively, approachable introduction to post-war British party politics and its international context
- In the light of the surprise results of the 2010 General Election, Stephen Driver's book explores the key challenges raised by the changing shape of politics in twenty-first century Britain
- Highlights crucial concerns raised by the erosion of trust in mainstream political parties, asking what needs to change in order for the current system to maintain its legitimacy
- Includes discussions of the long shadow of Thatcherism, the shifting fortunes of the Liberal Democrats, and the entrance of green and far-right politics into the political mainstream