This book is the most comprehensive single volume reference work available for British political facts. Covering the period from 1900 to the present, it is the latest edition in a series previously edited by David Butler and various collaborators. This new edition updates the contents to the immediate post-European Union referendum period in the UK. It is useful to a wide range of potential readers, including students, educators, journalists, policy professionals, and anyone with an interest in politics and political history. It will be valuable to academics working in a variety of disciplines, including history and political science.
Roger Mortimore is Professor of Public Opinion and Political Analysis, King's College London, UK. He is also Director of Political Analysis at the research company Ipsos MORI.
Andrew Blick is Director of History & Policy and Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King's College London, UK.
1. Governments.- 2. Civil service.- 3. Parties.- 4. Parliament.- 5. Parliamentary elections.- 6. Referendums.- 7. Constitution and rights.- 8. Social conditions.- 9. Justice and law enforcement.- 10. Investigation and regulation.- 11. Interest groups, pressure groups, etc.- 12. Religion.- 13. The economy and public finance.- 14. The public sector.- 15. Armed forces and defence.- 16. The media.- 17. Local government.- 18. Devolution.- 19. International affairs.- 20. Political allusions.