British Socio-Political Studies
Research Group

Political System of the United Kingdom

Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, eds. 2015. System polityczny Zjednoczonego Królestwa [Political System of the United Kingdom], 2nd Edition: Revised and Updated. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR (forthcoming).

Political System of the United Kingdom

Okładka system politycznyPrzemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, eds. 2012. System polityczny Zjednoczonego Królestwa [Political System of the United Kingdom]. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR.

The volume entitled Political System of the United Kingdom presents the findings of the research project on British Politics (co-managed by Dr P. Biskup and Dr M. Kaczorowska) conducted in 2012-2013 at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw. The book also builds up on the findings of two other research programmes financed from the National Science Centre research grants, namely: Influence of Devolution on United Kingdom’s European Policy-Making: From Imperial to Post-Imperial Solutions (No. N N116 712540, managed by Prof. F. Golembski) and Influence of British Political Identity on United Kingdom’s Participation in European Integration Projects (No. N N116 434237, managed by Dr P. Biskup).

The aim of the book was the comprehensive analysis of the wide-ranging evolution of the British political system, which has been observed in last two decades, with special emphasis laid on the constitutional reform and steadily deepening decentralization of British politics, both in the legal dimension (i.e. the devolution), and political (e.g. multiplication of party systems). The book is divided into fourteen chapters prepared by the members of the Research Group BRITANNIA, and devoted to all the key issues and problem areas constituting the British politics. These are: theoretical problems of the political system analysis; an outline of UK’s political history; contemporary British society; an outline of UK’s constitutional history; the United Kingdom’s modern constitutional framework; the central government; devolved, regional and local government structure; British political intellectual tradition; popular culture; party system(s); media system(s) and interest groups; British economy; UK’s foreign policy; and UK’s European policy.

More information about the book (including Table of Contents, Abstracts and Biographical Notes in English) can be found here.

British Politics after the General Election 2010

Okładka polityka brytyjskaFranciszek Gołembski, Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, Wojciech Lewandowski, eds. 2011. Polityka brytyjska po wyborach parlamentarnych 2010. Analiza wybranych problemów [British Politics after the General Election 2010: Analysis of Selected Problems]. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR.

The edited volume on British Politics after the General Election 2010: Analysis of Selected Problems presents the findings of the research project on The UK General Election 2010 (managed by Dr P. Biskup) conducted in Autumn 2010 – Spring 2011 at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw, in co-operation with the scholars representing leading academic centres in Poland. The book also builds up on the findings of two other research programmes financed from the National Science Centre research grants, namely: Influence of Devolution on United Kingdom’s European Policy-Making: From Imperial to Post-Imperial Solutions (No. N N116 712540, managed by Prof. F. Golembski) and Influence of British Political Identity on United Kingdom’s Participation in European Integration Projects (No. N N116 434237, managed by Dr P. Biskup).

The book is aimed at in-depth analysis of complex and interesting process of change in British politics that has been initiated in 2010. The General Election held on May 6, 2010 concluded the thirteen-year Labour rule, and brought the first Hung Parliament since 1970s, and the first peace-time government coalition since 1920s. The subject of the presented analyses were the selected problems of conduct of the election campaign, the patterns of vote and Parliamentary-seat distribution, mechanisms of coalition-making, as well as the models of political leadership. Looking at the 2010 General Election from a wider perspective, its impact on the UK’s foreign policy, on the devolution, and on culture and ideology were also studied.

More information about the book (including Table of Contents, Abstracts and Biographical Notes in English) can be found here.

 

Blair’s and Brown’s Era

era blaira browna okladkaFranciszek Gołembski, Przemysław Biskup, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, eds. 2010. Era Blaira i Browna. Wybrane problemy polityczne rządów Partii Pracy w Zjednoczonym Królestwie 1997-2010. [Blair’s and Brown’s Era: Select Political Problems of Labour Government in the United Kingdom 1997–2010]. Warszawa: Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR.

The edited book on Blair’s and Brown’s Era presents the findings of the research project on An Appraisal of the Thirteen years of Labour Government in Britain (managed by Dr P. Biskup), conducted at the Chair of European Studies in 2010. The project was devised as a preliminary analysis of the thirteen-year long Labour rule, which ended as a result of the General Election held on the May 6, 2010. As a consequence, the book does not present an exhaustive analysis of this most complex phenomenon. Still, it contains studies of the United Kingdom’s most important domestic and external policy areas. The book was to help Polish readers in improving their understanding of the contemporary problems of British politics and to stimulate further discussion. The book was supplemented by the Volume 2. of the BRITANNIA Series: British Politics after the General Election 2010, which presents the in-depth analysis of the 2010 General Election’s impact in selected policy areas.

 

More information about the book (including Table of Contents, Abstracts and Biographical Notes in English) can be found here.

Facebook Slider