Anthony King Who Governs Britain?

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The British system has been radically transformed in recent decades, far more than most of us realise. 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 more 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 2015 general election.

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The British system of government has changed dramatically in recent decades, and far more than most of us realise. As acclaimed political scientist and bestselling author Anthony King shows us, this shift is at the heart of Britian's political dilemma today: the quality of government and the capacity of politicians have been greatly diminished, yet our expectations have not adjusted to the new reality. But how exactly has the British government changed, and where has power shifted? In Who Governs Britain?, King offers the first general overview of the British political system in many years, a fascinating and accessible primer that will provided the much-needed context to the 2015 election.

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An excellent book on the changing face of power in Britain today... King's peroration is an indictment of our political system for failing to adapt to new realities (Max Hastings Sunday Times)

A jaw-dropping read... Who Governs Britain? poses a simple question, with a clear answer: no one does ( Daily Telegraph)

A timely examination of how the distribution of power has shifted... Anthony King has been sagely assessing British politics from the University of Essex for half a century (Andy Beckett Guardian)

Power escaped the grasp of the centre long ago. We no longer believe politicians can do what they say... This is the subject of a fine new book by the distinguished political scientist and veteran of BBC election nights, Anthony King (Philip Collins The Times)

A comprehensive and compelling guide to how government works in Britain and the sources of its many failings (Bill Emmott Financial Times)

Fascinating... The abiding lesson of King's intriguing book is that power is all over the place and somehow nowhere in particular (Philip Collins Prospect)

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