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p. 11. The Britishness of British politicslocked

  • Tony Wright


‘The Britishness of British Politics’ explores what makes British politics so distinctive. Britain has enjoyed a long and remarkable history of political stability in modern times. Without a modern revolutionary moment, Britain was not compelled to remake its political institutions or to draw up a new constitution. There has been a long period of visible continuity in its constitutional landscape. It has had a strong executive centre to government rooted in a particular history and society. However, that stability is now being challenged by greater diversity in society and greater demands for accountability by governments.

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