British Government and Politics: Balancing Europeanization by Michael L. Mannin

By Michael L. Mannin

This deeply educated textual content units the govt. and politics of england firmly within the context of Britain's enduring club within the eu Union. Michael Mannin completely applies the concept that of ''Europeanization'' around the political approach to discover how some distance switch is a made from Britain's interdependent courting with the european. excellent for classes in British and ecu politics, this booklet breaks new flooring in exploring the complicated interdependence that the european may still convey to the research of eu political structures.

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The Labour Party’s Clement Attlee won in a landslide victory. Churchill and his Conservative ministers were less trusted in winning the peace than they had been in winning the war. THE POST-1945 LEGACY: FINDING A NEW ROLE The end of World War II meant the collapse of the prewar world order and the rise of new phenomena—particularly the international involvement in European and world affairs of the United States and the USSR. As well as promoting the ideological and military rivalries of the Western and Eastern blocs, the end of World War II also hastened the end of the empire, an adjustment that Britain’s politicians and public acknowledged with difficulty.

That philosophy, translated into votes, meant that until 1970, Labour and 22 CHAPTER 1 Conservative parties regularly polled close to 90 percent of the votes cast in British general elections. The postwar Labour government, however, was far less radical when considering domestic institutional reform. Several European countries— notably France, Italy, and (West) Germany—made serious institutional changes to their structures of government in response to prewar and wartime experiences. Others, like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and East Germany, created political systems in response to the strictures of their dominating neighbor, the USSR.

The idea that the US Constitution is the “supreme law of the land” is borrowed from the supremacy of the Magna Carta. Moreover, the establishment of the Charter in 1297 as common law carries over into US affairs: the Magna Carta has been cited many times by the US Supreme Court. ” A Nonrevolutionary Tradition? Two adjectives—Glorious and Industrial, are usually attached to the word revolution when used in a British context. The first, the Glorious Revolution (1688) is generally perceived as a nonviolent, almost joyous step toward a constitutional rather than monarchical political system; the second is a period of eighteenth- to nineteenth-century economic change that was the precursor to a British hegemony through to World War I.

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