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Defending Politics. Bernard Crick at The Political Quarterly
Stephen Ball (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-5133-0
Paperback, 208 pages
February 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
A collection of Bernard Crick’s writings comprising everything he ever wrote for PQ from the late 1950s to 2008 - newly re-edited and with an introduction, the collection reveals the intellectual and political development, as well as the wit and style, of one of the most intriguing public intellectuals of the postwar period. Buy now

Retrieving The Big Society
Jason Edwards (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-1183-6878-7
Paperback, 200 pages
August 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
Retrieving the Big Society presents a collection of essays that challenge the view of Britain’s Big Society as a political gimmick and recognise it as an alternative to the central state in social and economic governance. Buy now

Reassessing New Labour: Market, State and Society under Blair and Brown
Reassessing New Labour: Market, State and Society under Blair and Brown
Patrick Diamond (Editor), Michael Kenny (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-5134-7
Paperback, 220 pages
October 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
An authoritative evaluation of the long-term legacy of New Labour. Buy now

The Progressive Tradition: Eighty Years of The Political Quarterly
Andrew Gamble (Editor), Tony Wright (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-4993-1
Paperback, 334 pages
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
This volume, marking the eightieth anniversary of the journal The Political Quarterly, contains a selection of articles from eight decades of progressive writing and provides both a fascinating window on the past and a stimulus to thought and action in the present. Buy now

Options for Britain II: Cross Cutting Policy Issues - Changes and Challenges
Varun Uberoi (Editor), Adam Coutts (Editor), Iain McLean (Editor), David Halpern (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3395-4
Paperback, 216 pages
March 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
This book offers an assessment of the last decade of British public policy that cuts across policy areas, such as measuring public sector performance, the role of the state, regulation, and Britain’s relationship with the EU.  Buy now

Britishness: Perspectives on the British Question
Andrew Gamble (Editor), Tony Wright (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9269-9
Paperback, 184 pages
October 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

Distinguished contributors from a range of disciplines explore the question of Britishness – past, present and future. Buy now

The Rise and Rise of Meritocracy
Geoff Dench (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-4719-4
Paperback, 284 pages
December 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
Fifty years after the term “meritocracy” was coined, this book asks where the idea of meritocracy has led. Buy now

What Can Be Done? Making the Media and Politics Better
John Lloyd (Editor), Jean Seaton (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3693-8
Paperback, 172 pages
June 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
This book proposes a series of reforms that could improve the media and politics, and the interaction of the two, in Britain. Buy now

Restating the State?
Andrew Gamble (Editor), Tony Wright (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-2454-6
Paperback, 176 pages
November 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
In his essay “The end of laissez-faire”, Keynes distinguished between the agenda and the non-agenda of government. This book asks how we interpret that distinction today.  Buy now

Britain and European Integration: Views from Within
Anand Menon (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-2672-4
Paperback, 60 pages
August 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
Bringing together contributions from the eight men who have held the post of British Permanent Representative to the EC/EU, this book provides an authoritative insight into the way Britain’s relationship with its EC/EU partners has developed since accession in 1973.
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The Politics of Migration: Managing Opportunity, Conflict and Change
Sarah Spencer (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-1635-0
222 pages
October 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
The Politics of Migration explores the opportunities and tensions posed by migration today and makes a series of strong, workable proposals for managing it effectively. Buy now

Superterrorism: Policy Responses
Lawrence Freedman (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0593-4
Paperback, 200 pages
October 2002, Wiley-Blackwell

This book examines the policy responses to superterrorism, suggesting that the world was not in fact turned upside down by the events of 11 September 2001, but rather that some established trends and tendencies were picked up and reinforced while others were recast. Buy now
Citizens: Towards a Citizenship Culture
Bernard Crick (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22856-1
320 pages
September 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
This is the eighth book of a series published with The Political Quarterly. Buy now

Religion and Democracy
Ronald Nettler (Editor), David Marquand (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22184-5
Paperback, 144 pages
September 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
100 years ago, secular liberals thought religion would gradually recede from the public sphere and become an exclusively private concern. Today, organised religion is still a powerful political force in most parts of the world. In many its political significance has grown. But is it an ally or an enemy of pluralist democracy? That crucial question provides the theme for this path-breaking collection. Buy now

The New Social Democracy
Andrew Gamble (Editor), Tony Wright (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21765-7
Paperback, 196 pages
October 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
Since the election of Tony Blair to the leadership of the Labour party in 1997 and the party's subsequent electoral triumph in 1997 after eighteen years in opposition there has been intense speculation about what the Labour party now stands for. Does the party still have a clear set of values and beliefs which guide it in government? Buy now

Politics and the Media: Harlots and Prerogatives at the Turn of the Millennium
Jean Seaton (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20941-6
Paperback, 144 pages
November 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
Spin doctor, soundbite, press secretary, digital, global village, cool Britannia. Politics today is saturated with the jargon and buzzwords of the mass media. Buy now

Greening the Millennium? The New Politics of the Environment
Michael Jacobs (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20619-4
Paperback, 144 pages
January 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
This collection of specially commissioned essays aims both to broaden understanding of environmental issues, and to explore their implications for politics. Buy now

Reinventing Collective Action: From the Global to the Local
Colin Crouch (Editor), David Marquand (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-19721-8
Paperback, 144 pages
July 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
A reborn collectivism has begun to challenge the neo-liberal orthodoxies of the last fifteen years. But this new collectivism is very different from the state-centred collectivism of the post-war period. It is outward-looking, pluralistic and internationalist. It stands for strong communities, a diverse civil society, bottom-up development and constitutional checks and balances to prevent the abuse of power. It also stands for federalist power-sharing in the European Union, and for radical reform of the IMF and World Bank. This book sets out an agenda for the new collectivism which will provide the central themes of left and centre-left politics into the next century. Buy now