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British Civilization By John Oakland

British Civilization
by John Oakland

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A completely updated and comprehensive introduction to a wide range of aspects of contemporary Britain, including central and local government, the economy and industry, the law, media, the arts, education and religion.
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British Civilization: An Introduction by John Oakland

"British Civilization" provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of aspects of contemporary Britain, including central and local government, the economy and industry, the law, media, arts, education and religion. This third edition has been completely revised and updated. It offers: vital historical context to 1990s Britain; a new chapter on the arts, leisure and sport; a thoroughly integrated analysis of gender, class and race; insights into the opinions and beliefs of the British people; extensive coverage of Britain in Europe and the world; new and useful illustrations for discussion; and critical issues and debates sections at the end of each chapter. Stimulating and accessible, the book presents a clear overview of Britain today. The author has also published, with David Mauk, "American Civilization" (1995).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The country: physical features, climate, temperature, rainfall, sunshine, agriculture, fisheries and forestry, energy resources, transport and communications, communications, attitudes to the environment, exercises 2. The people: early settlement to AD 1066, growth and immigration to the twentieth century, immigration in the twentieth century, population movements in the twentieth century, attitudes to Britishness and national identity, exercises 3. Political institutions: English political history, decline of monarchy and the rise of Parliament, the growth of political parties and constitutional structures, the expansion of voting rights, the growth of governmental structures, the constitutional framework, criticisms of the constitutional system, the monarchy, the privy council, parliament, the parliamentary electoral system (general elections), the party political system, parliamentary procdure and legislation, legislative proceedings, delegated legislation, the government, the prime minister, the cabinet, ministerial responsibility, government departments (or ministries), parliamentary control of government, attitutdes to politics and politicians, exercises 4. Local government: English local government history, the parish, the borough, the county, the London reforms, reforms outside London, the functions of local government, attitudes to local government, exercises 5. International relations: foreign policy and defence, civil defence, foreign policy, the commonwealth, the European Union (EU), Eire and Northern Ireland, exercises 6. The legal system: English legal history, sources of contemporary English law, common law, statute law, European Union law, the court system in England and Wales, criminal courts, magistrates' courts, crown courts, criminal appeal courts in England and Wales, civil courts in England and Wales, county court, the high court of justice, civil and criminal procedure in England and Wales, civil procedure, criminal procedure, the jury, legal aid, punishment and law enforcement, crime and punishment, law enforcement and the police, the legal profession in England and Wales, solicitors, barristers, judges, attitudes to the legal system, exercises 7. Economic and industrial institutions: the modern economy: policies, structure and performance, economic policies, economic structure, economic performance, economic policy and performance since 1979, social class, the workforce, and employment, social class, the workforece and employment, financial institutions, the bank of England, central clearing banks, merchant banks, the international stock exchange, the foreign exchange market, Lloyd's of London, industrial and commercial institutions, the trade unions, employers' organizations, industrial relations, the advisory, conciliation and arbitration service (ACAS), consumer protection, attitudes to the economy and economic structure, exercises 8. Social security, health and housing: welfare history, chan

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British Civilization: An Introduction by John Oakland
John Oakland
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