Includes bibliographical references (p. -311) and index.
"Democracy in Britain" includes a rich and varied selection of key writings, from the debates around Britain′s representative and democratic institutions, from constitutional commentary and diaries to poetry and fiction; from Locke and Burke to Dryden and Auden; and from Magna Carta to Spycatcher. Provides the best resource available for the understanding and study of Britain′s system of representative democracy. The editors have made efforts throughout to make the material selected accessible to non–specialists. Rather than following one side of the debate on British democracy, this presents the reader with both sides of the argument.
In the wake of the Scottish vote on independence, questions of sovereignty, devolution, and local control have perhaps never been more salient. This book explores the evolution of the idea of national identity in modern Britain as it affected Wales. It ranges historically from the French Revolution and its aftershocks to the wide-ranging effects of World War I and on to present debates over decentralization and ties with Europe, while also offering close looks at key personalities, like Lloyd George, the first (and thus far only) Welsh prime minister. Drawing on both his extensive experience in politics and his decades of academic study, Kenneth O. Morgan has written what is likely to be the definitive work on this topic.