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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. 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 and the subseuent omnishambles It feels like an almost uaint time even with all the scandals and incompetence and corruption that the book does describeIt 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 uite 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 uite good at showing that pretty much no one governs Britain It s all a seuence of pretty crappy compromises and and making decisions that will please everyone while in fact not being very effective a side effect of a professionalization of politics as and MPs 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 and consensual that worked well
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'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. 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 a Nordic approach as the rescue Truly fascinating five stars
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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