Anthony King (Pdf / epub) Who Governs Britain?


10 thoughts on “Who Governs Britain?

  1. says:

    I'll put my hands up and say that despite being interested in political issues and debate I know knew very little about the actual history and structure of politics This book appealed to me as a good place to startReading this book I can't tell what the author's own political allegiances are He takes a neutral stance and tells us about the

  2. says:

    Britain 'could do better' Anthony King presents countless problems with Britain's governing institutions and the limitations on those who run them Perhaps most pertinently he notes how the legislative function of parliament is largely ignored due to the high demand on MPs time from constituents public bill committees being formed on an ad hoc basis their appointments being decided by party whips and only receiving the recommendations and

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    Democratically elected ministers whose original candidatures are selected by a minute group of political party activists at the helm of their prime minister assisted by their civil servants constrained by the rule of law bound by international treaties agreements and taking into account public opinions and myria

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    Reviewed by The Guardian 8 Apr 2015

  5. says:

    Incisive introduction and brings out perfectly the rolling back of the nation state's powers before supranational political and economic entities

  6. says:

    Oh so that's why we can't have nice things Very comprehensive sharp and pretty much contains valid explanations on all the core aspects of the British political system

  7. says:

    This book is not as anti establishment as I had hoped for which might give a hint as to why I sought it out On page 18 Aneuring Bevan is uoted as having said No amount of cajolery and no attempts at ethical or social seducation can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin Now these sentiments mirror my own but I find myself at odds with not Tory'

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    So a book that feels almost uaint by now it is still an interesting overview of British politics post World War II in fact the temporal limits are uite interesting and do take on a period that seems to be ended now although the end point is not made explicit in the book as it happened after the publication The volume covers governments from WWII all the way to David Cameron stopping right before the Brexit referendum

  9. says:

    I found ‘Who Governs Britain’ to be a refreshingly impartial and comprehensive take on all the different strands that affect UK politicsAs someone with an interest in politics but a self confessed lack of knowledge I now feel much better eu

  10. says:

    Explains the significance of each group such as Foreigners MPs media and unions on how they influence the government in the UK In the end it shows that the UK is not as sovereign in determining its policies as it would have liked to believe However as this was published before Brexit an update to this book should be in pl

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Who Governs Britain?

Alize As acclaimed political scientist and bestselling author Anthony King shows this transformation lies at the heart of British politics today Imagining or pretending that the British political system and Britain's place in the world have not greatly changed our political leaders consistently promise than they can perform Political and economic power is now Oh so that s why we can t have nice things Very comprehensive sharp and pretty much contains valid explanations on all the core aspects of the British political system ERP Demystified in the world have not greatly changed our political leaders consistently promise than they can perform Political and economic power Somos chicos de menta (Tomo 5) is now Oh so that s why we can t have nice things Very comprehensive sharp and pretty much contains valid explanations on all the core aspects of the British political system

SUMMARY Who Governs Britain?

Widely dispersed both inside and outside the UK but Westminster politicians still talk the language of Attlee and Churchill How exactly has the British system changed Where does power now lie In Who Governs Britain King offers the first assessment in many years of Britain's governing arrangements as a whole providing much needed context for the upcoming electi This book is not as anti establishment as I had hoped for which might give a hint as to why I sought it out On page 18 Aneuring Bevan is uoted as having said No amount of cajolery and no attempts at ethical or social seducation can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin Now these sentiments mirror my own but I find myself at odds with not Tory s but Globalists from Thatcher through Blair and into the modern Conservative epoch we the people are at war with the pseudo conservativesGlobalists in my opinion This is why I read this book to gain insight into a power structure which is not thoroughly examined in the newspapers nor terrestrial televisionThere is a very very good chapter in the book on the role mainstream newspapers particularly those run by the deviant Rupert Murdoch have played in shaping the political climate It is not that the news empires fear the change of government rather the government that fears the powers of the media uite chilling when you see it in its entiretyAlso I found the chapter on judges and the judicial system revealing just how much power has transferred from the ministers and MP s to the judicial especially given that our own Independence referendum was almost affected disproportionately by the judicial in spite of a democratic outcomeIn conclusion I embarked on the reading of this book with half an idea that the governance of Britain is hamstrung by bureaucracy by the ride of the managerial class You only have to look as I do with disgust and disdain at the antics in Parliament and Prime Ministers uestion time to understand how obnoxious and unrepresentative many of these buffoons are The book is concise easy to read and informative

READ ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Anthony King

'Jaw dropping' Daily Telegraph'A timely examination of how the distribution of power has shifted' GuardianWhere does power lie in Britain today Is our system of government still fit for purpose A revelatory guide from the esteemed expert in British government and politicsThe British system has been radically transformed in recent decades far than most of us re I ll put my hands up and say that despite being interested in political issues and debate I know knew very little about the actual history and structure of politics This book appealed to me as a good place to startReading this book I can t tell what the author s own political allegiances are He takes a neutral stance and tells us about the system I liked this Often a bias or agenda seeps into political writing and makes it hard to trust the information given This was a book set out to outline the structure of the British political system and it s shortcomings The chapter on the press was particularly scary In a world of social media I sometimes forget how easy it is to dismiss the malign influence that the tabloids still have It was presented in a way here in a way that really brought the issue to lifeProfessor King s voice seems to be one of compromise he champions utilising people s individual experience and skill sets when making policy and selecting ministers he advocates a less oppositional approach to government Ie parties working together rather than against each other on issues that don t involve core ideology and points out that countries that are not in the EU aren t necessarily any less constrained by it but don t get a say in the policy that is agreedAn interesting read concise and impartial

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Who Governs Britain?
  • Anthony King
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780141980652