Guide to Contemporary Politics

Guide to Contemporary Politics

The Commonwealth and International Library: Liberal Studies Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Authors: N. C. Dexter, E. G. Rayner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141947

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Guide to Contemporary Politics describes basic political ideas and some of the issues dividing the major parties in British politics. The book starts with basic descriptions of political theory, covering the foundations of democracy, the choice of government, and the machinery of political power found in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. The book then cites example of clichés and common misconception about politics between a communist and a socialist. This is followed by discussions and interviews on the politics, differences, qualities, and some perceptions on the Communist Party, the Conservative Party, the Labor Party, and the Liberal Party. The book then discusses any points of controversy or misunderstanding in an objective manner. The text gives an assessment of observations and notes of the different parties. The appendices also discuss the state of economy from 1945 to 1966, and how the newspapers saw the changing politics of the times. The book also discusses the use of opinion polls in political elections. Politicians, political candidates, campaign managers, and sociologists and historians will find this book informative and useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Authors' Preface

    I The Idea of Democracy

    II The Choice of Government

    III The Machinery of Power

    IV Railway - Carriage Clichés

    V The Final Society

    VI Notes on the Communist Case

    VII The Right Society

    VIII Notes on the Conservative Case

    IX The Planned Society

    X Notes on the Labor Case

    XI The Free Society

    XII Notes on the Liberal Case


    I The Question of Prosperity, 1945-1966

    II As the Dailies Saw It, 1964

    III The Opinion Polls, 1964

    IV General Election Results, 1964

    V As the Dailies Saw It, 1966

    VI The Opinion Polls, 1966

    VII General Election Results, 1966


Product details

  • No. of pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141947

About the Authors

N. C. Dexter

E. G. Rayner

About the Editors

D. F. Bratchell

E. F. Candlin

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