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BRITISH POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES

BY: Robert Leach, PRICE: 7.99, PUBLISHER: Philip Allan (1991), ISBN: 0-86003-869-6.

Clear and concise review of the development of British politics. The book covers a lot of ground, in parts it is weighty, but well worth a read.

RATING: 2.5/5

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CONSERVATISM

BY: Ted Honderich, PRICE: 6.99, PUBLISHER: Penguin Books  (1991), ISBN: 0-14-011081-X.

A historical review of the Conservative party. The book delves into the core beliefs of Conservatives, it was written in the early 1990's hence it looks at how Conservatism would evolve during the 1990's. Interesting reading.

RATING: 3/5

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CONTEMPORARY BRITISH POLITICS

BY: Bill Coxall & Lynton Robbins, PRICE: 6.99, PUBLISHER: Macmillan Education (1989), ISBN: 0-333-34046-9.

This book covers the basis of politics in the UK. Areas covered in this book include politics, society and the state, the houses of parliament, the cabinet, local, national government, this book goes over them all, It may be a little dated, but this is a worthy read for any scholar of politics.

RATING: 3.5/5 

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT - POLITICIANS, PROFESSIONALS AND THE PUBLIC IN LOCAL AUTHORITIES

BY: Howard Elcock, PRICE: Unknown, PUBLISHER: Methuen, Second Edition (1986), ISBN: 0-416-41110-X.

Good introductory reading on local government, this book is an excellent insight into the mechanics of local government.

RATING: 3/5

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MANAGING UNDER PRESSURE

BY: Martin Laffin, PRICE: 6.99, PUBLISHER: Macmillan Education Ltd (1989), ISBN: 0-333-44660-7.

Local government is often described as being like a throw back to the 1970's in the sense that most local governments display high levels of union involvement. This book explores industrial relations within local government. Different.

RATING: 3/5

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POLITICAL PARTIES AND BLACK PEOPLE

BY: Marian Fitzgerald, PRICE: 2, PUBLISHER: The Runnymede Trust (1984), ISBN: See Address Below.

This is an interesting look at how perspectives towards ethnic minorities in the UK political process have evolved, the book explores both the views from the Conservatives, Labour and Lib-Dem's, as well as ethnic minority perceptions of politics. Very useful reference guide.

To order this book, contact: The Runnymede Trust, 37a Grays Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8PP.

RATING: 2/5

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RACIAL EXCLUSION AND THE CITY

BY: Christopher T Husbands, PRICE: Unknown, PUBLISHER: George Allen & Unwin (1983), ISBN: 0-04-329045-0.

This book looks at the rise of the National Front during the 1970's, looking at how the group formed itself locally giving a rather pretentious appearance of being a political pressure group whilst promoting violence.

RATING: 2/5

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RACISM AND THE PRESS

BY: Tuen A.Van. Dijk, PRICE: Unknown, PUBLISHER: Routledge (1991), ISBN: 0-415-04734-X.

Interesting reading, this book explores how the power of the press can be used to manipulate minds towards becoming more racist.

RATING: 3/5

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THE POLITICS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

BY: Gerry Stoker, PRICE: 10.99, PUBLISHER: Macmillan Education Ltd (1991), ISBN: 0-333-55797-2.

This is one of the definitive texts on local government. Try to read this book if you can. The book explores how the focus of local government has changed over time until the late 1980's, when the Conservative government was eradicating as much of local government power as it could.

RATING: 4/5

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