Who Governs Britain?

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download 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 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 election."/>
  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Who Governs Britain?
  • Anthony King
  • English
  • 05 April 2019
  • 0141980656

About the Author: Anthony King

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  1. Rae 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 start.Reading 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 t 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 start.Reading 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 life.Professor 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 I.e 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 agreed.An interesting read concise and impartial

  2. Matthew Greenwood 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 responses of a desperately concerned public after th 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 responses of a desperately concerned public after the broad structure of a bill has been ratified If that wasn t bad enough, parliamentary select committees, the committees with a responsibility for departmental oversight and largely impartial scrutiny are prohibited from conducting line by line scrutiny of rushed legislation.Having read this book, Anthony King points out that we re bound to say, perhaps a trifle wistfully Could do better

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  4. Wing says:

    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 myriad interests, pass laws and devise policies The author is immensely humorous, so the text is never dry He highlights the various weaknesses in the current Westminster system and 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 myriad interests, pass laws and devise policies The author is immensely humorous, so the text is never dry He highlights the various weaknesses in the current Westminster system and advocates for aNordic approach as the rescue Truly fascinating five stars

  5. Vikas Datta says:

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

  6. !Tæmbuŝu says:

    Reviewed by The Guardian 8 Apr 2015 Reviewed by The Guardian 8 Apr 2015

  7. Diana Gangan 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.

  8. Benjamin Richards 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 quoted 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 mo 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 quoted 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 conservatives Globalists, 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 television.There 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 Quite chilling when you see it in its entirety.Also, 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 outcome.In 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 question time to understand how obnoxious and unrepresentative many of these buffoons are The book is concise, easy to read and informative

  9. Francisco says:

    So a book that feels almost quaint by now, it is still an interesting overview of British politics post World War II, in fact the temporal limits are quite 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 and the subsequent omnishambles It feels like an almost quaint time, ev So a book that feels almost quaint by now, it is still an interesting overview of British politics post World War II, in fact the temporal limits are quite 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 and the subsequent omnishambles It feels like an almost quaint time, even with all the scandals and incompetence and corruption that the book does describe.It s hard to tell King s politics from the book, although he doesn t seem to fit into the left or the right, probably some kind of Blairite, but with a clear lack of love for socialists or conservatives, so the kind of wishy washy centrist that is actually quite good for the purposes of this book King structures the book around several areas of power in Britain, from Prime Ministers, to Ministers, to MPs to Judges and Foreign Governments and the Media In the end he is quite good at showing that pretty much no one governs Britain It s all a sequence of pretty crappy compromises andandmaking decisions that will please everyone while in fact not being very effective, a side effect of a professionalization of politics asandMPs have no other profession and the importance of media image It ends up giving some answers to British problems which involve making politics in the UK less adversarial andconsensual that worked well

  10. William Marler says:

    I found Who Governs Britain to be a refreshingly impartial and comprehensive take on all the different strands that affect UK politics.As someone with an interest in politics but a self confessed lack of knowledge, I now feel much better equipped to understand political situations and have areasonable approach to individuals, parties, and governments mistakes and misgivings.Another excellent Pelican Introduction.