Franciszek 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.