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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 new sections on British attitudes, New Labour, and the 1997 election. A clear overview of Britain today.

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British Civilization: An Introduction by John Oakland

A comprehensive introduction to a range of aspects of contemporary Britain, this text includes central and local government, the economy and industry, the law, media, arts, education and religion. This fourth edition has been completely revised and updated. It offers: historical context to late 1990s Britain; a new timeline; updated coverage of the British political picture including discussion of the 1997 General Election; integrated analysis of gender, class and race; insights on the attitudes of the British people to important issues; coverage of Britain in Europe and the world; and critical issues and debates sections at the end of each chapter.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Exercises 1. The Country: Physical features; Climate; Agriculture, fisheries and forestry; Energy resources; Transport and 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 3. Political Institutions: English political history; The constitutional and governmental framework; The monarchy; The Privy Council; Parliament; The Westminster parliamentary electoral system (general elections); the party-political system; Parliamentary procedure and legislation; The government; Parliamentary control of government; Attitudes to politics and politicians; Exercises 4. Local Government: English local government history; The functions of local government; Attitudes to local government; Exercises 5. International Relations: Foreign policy and defence; The Commonwealth; The European Union (EU); Eire and Northern Ireland; Exercises 6. The Legal System: English legal history; Sources of contemporary English law; The court system in England and Wales; Civil and Criminal procedure in England and Wales; Punishment and law enforcement; The legal profession in England and Wales; Attitudes to the legal system and crime; Exercises 7. Economic and Industrial Institutions: Economic history; The modern economy: policy, structures and performance; Social class, the workforce and employment; Financial institutions; Industrial and commercial institutions; Consumer protection; Attitudes to the economy and economic structure; Exercises 8. Social Services: Social services history; Changing family and demographic structures; Social security; The National Health Service (NHS); The personal social services; Housing; Attitudes to social security, health and housing; Exercises 9. Education; English school history; The present state school system; The independent (or private fee-paying ) school sector; School organization and examinations; Higher education; Further and adult education; Attitudes to education; Exercises 10. The Media: The print media; The broadcasting media; Media ownership and freedom of expression; Attitudes to the media; Exercises 11. Religion: Religious history; The Christian tradition; The non-Christian tradition; Cooperation among the churches; Religion in schools; Religious membership and observance; Attitudes to religion and morality; Exercises Leisure, Sports and the Arts: Leisure activities; Sports; The arts; Attitudes to leisure, sports and the arts; Exercises Bibliography Suggested further reading Index

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British Civilization: An Introduction by John Oakland
John Oakland
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