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Britishness: Perspectives on the British Question

Britishness: Perspectives on the British Question

Andrew Gamble (Editor), Tony Wright (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-19269-9

Oct 2009

182 pages

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$34.95

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Distinguished contributors from a range of disciplines explore the question of Britishness – past, present and future.
  • A lively and authoritative discussion of an important, timely and contemporary issue
  • Investigates how devolution has brought a new focus on the future of Britain and the nature of Britishness
  • Discusses the challenge of a more diverse society, with the search for a basis of social cohesion and solidarity
  • Examines Gordon Brown's Britishness project, with its aim of producing a statement of British values
Introduction: The Britishness Question: Andrew Gamble and Tony Wright

1. ‘Bursting with Skeletons’: Britishness after Empire: David Marquand

2. Does Britishness Still Matter in the Twenty-First Century - and How Much and How Well Do the Politicians Care?: Linda Colley

3. Being British: Bhikhu Parekh

4. Britishness: a Role for the State?: Varun Uberoi and Iain McLean

5. England and Britain, Europe and the Anglosphere: David Willetts

6. What Britishness means to the British: Peter Kellner

7. The BBC and Metabolising Britishness. Critical Patriotism:   Jean Seaton

8. Don’t Mess with the Missionary Man: Brown, Moral Compasses and the Road to Britishness: Gerry Hassan

9. Britishness and the Future of the Union: Robert Hazell

10. Devolution, Britishness and the Future of the Union: Charlie Jeffery

11. Englishness in Contemporary British Politics: Richard English, Richard Hayton and Michael Kenny

12. The Wager of Devolution and the Challenge to Britishness: Arthur Aughey

13. Do We Really Need Britannia?: Bernard Crick

14. Churchill’s Dover Speech (1946): Peter Hennessy

Index

  • Features distinguished contributors from a range of disciplines who explore the question of Britishness – past, present, and future
  • A lively and authoritative discussion of an important, timely, and contemporary issue
  • Investigates how devolution has brought a new focus on the future of Britain, and the nature of Britishness
  • Discusses the challenge of a more diverse society, with the search for a basis of social cohesion and solidarity
  • Examines Gordon Brown's Britishness Project, with its aim of producing a statement of British values