Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than merely an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works. He identifies key characteristics and shaping ideas of the British tradition, and investigates what makes British politics distinctive. He emphasizes throughout how these characteristics are reflected in the way the political system actually functions, and also discusses how the system is changing, looking in particular at devolution and at Britain's place in Europe.
- Publication Date:
- 22 / 05 / 2003