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Author of Contemporary Britain (in general terms)
John McCormick, who is a political scientist and Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Indiana University.
Contemporary Britain (in general terms)
(1) Britain is a significant voice in world affairs. (2) Britain is a major European power. (3) Britain is the birthplace of the parliamentary system. (4) Britain is the pioneer of the industrial revolution. (5) Britain has been a great imperial power. (6) Britain has undergone a lot of change and dramatic upheavals since the Second World War. (7) McCormick rejects the views pertaining to the decline of British economy arguing that Britain has become a more dynamic and successful society.
The Historical Context in general terms referring to (I) the emergence of the British state, (II) Postwar adjustment, (III) The Thatcher revolution, and (IV) Britain under Blair.
(I) (1) The emergence of the British state begins with the early invasions from the continent, (2) feudalism rises and falls, (3) the United Kingdom evolves, (4) Britain undergoes significant political and economic changes, (5) and the Empire rises and falls.

(II) Postwar adjustment, (1945-79).

(III) (1) The Thatcher revolution, (1979-90) and its impact. Membership of the European Union since 1973 has been followed by the Britons slowly abandoning their reluctance to European integration.

(IV) Britain under Blair.
The Historical Context: Thatcherism
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The Historical Context: 1997 general election
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The Historical Context: New Labour: The first Blair administration
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Land and People (in general terms)
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Land and People: Nationalism and Regionalism (in general terms)
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Land and People: Nationalism and Regionalism: United Kingdom
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Land and People: Nationalism and Regionalism: Scotland
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Land and People: Nationalism and Regionalism: Wales
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Land and People: Nationalism and Regionalism: Northern Ireland
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Land and People: Nationalism and Regionalism: England
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Land and People: Nationalism and Regionalism: Devolution
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Land and People: Immigration and Race (in general terms)
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Land and People: Immigration and Race: New Commonwealth Immigration
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Land and People: Immigration and Race: 1948 immigration law
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Land and People: Immigration and Race: Immigration in the 1950s
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Land and People: Immigration and Race: Immigration in the 1960s
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Land and People: Immigration and Race: Immigration law of 1971
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Land and People: Immigration and Race: Commission for Racial Equality
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Land and People: Immigration and Race: Percentage of the British population
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The Social System (in general terms)
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The Social System: Social class: changes in the class system
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The Social System: Importance of accent
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The Social System: Social mobility
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The Social System: Consumer society
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The Social System: Box 3.1 Poverty and affluence
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The Social System: Changing structure of the family
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The Social System: Social Services and Hospital Care
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The Social System: Social Services and Hospital Care: The NHS
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The Social System: Education (in general terms)
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The Social System: Education: Problems faced by British education
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The Social System: Education: 1944 Education Act
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The Social System: Education: 1944 Education Act: Grammar schools
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The Social System: Education: 1944 Education Act: Secondary modern schools
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The Social System: Education: 1944 Education Act: Local educational authorities
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The Social System: Education: Schools in Scotland
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The Social System: Education: Schools in Northern Ireland
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The Social System: Education: Independent schools
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The Social System: Education: Higher education
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The Social System: Education: Higher education: Oxford and Cambridge
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The Social System: Education: Higher education: 'Redbrick' universities
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The Social System: Education: Higher education: universities built in the 1960s
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The Social System: Education: Higher education: 'new universities'
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The Social System: Education: Higher education: Financial problems of universities
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The Social System: Law and Order (in general terms)
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The Social System: Law and Order: Box 3.2 The legal system
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The Social System: Law and Order: Magistrates' courts
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The Social System: Law and Order: Crown courts
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The Social System: Law and Order: Four sources of national law
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Politics and Government (in general terms)
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Politics and Government: Six key principles of British government
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Politics and Government: Six key principles of British government: Balanced government
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Politics and Government: Six key principles of British government: Parliamentary sovereignty
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Politics and Government: Six key principles of British government: Representative democracy
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Politics and Government: Six key principles of British government: Collective responsibility
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Politics and Government: Six key principles of British government: Constitutional monarchy
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Politics and Government: Six key principles of British government: 'reserved' powers of the Queen
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Politics and Government: The powers and functions of: Prime Minister
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Politics and Government: The powers and functions of: Cabinet
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Politics and Government: The powers and functions of: Parliament
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Politics and Government: The powers and functions of: House of Lords
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Politics and Government: The powers and functions of: House of Commons
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Politics and Government: The Judiciary (in general terms)
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Politics and Government: The Judiciary: law lords
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Politics and Government: Local government (in general terms)
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Politics and Government: Local government: Elected assemblies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (in general terms)
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Politics and Government: Local government: Elected assemblies in: Northern Ireland
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Politics and Government: Local government: Elected assemblies in: Scotland
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Politics and Government: Local government: Elected assemblies in: Wales
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Civil Society (in general terms)
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Civil Society: Elections (in general terms)
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Civil Society: Elections: General election (in general terms)
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Civil Society: Elections: General election: Constituencies
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Civil Society: Elections: Box 5.1 British elections: are they fair?
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Civil Society: Elections: Box 5.1 British elections: are they fair?: First-past-the-post
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Civil Society: Elections: Box 5.1 British elections: are they fair?: Proportional representation (PR)
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Civil Society: Elections: European elections (in general terms)
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Civil Society: Elections: European elections: Voter turnout
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Civil Society: Elections: Local elections (in general terms)
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Civil Society: Elections: Local elections: Voter turnout
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Civil Society: Political Parties (in general terms)
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Civil Society: Political Parties: Labour, New Labour
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Civil Society: Political Parties: Conservatives
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Civil Society: Political Parties: Liberal Democrats
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Civil Society: Political Parties: Scottish National Party
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Civil Society: Political Parties: Plaid Cymru
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Civil Society: Political Parties: Ulster Unionist Party
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Civil Society: Political Parties: Sinn Fein
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Civil Society: Political Parties: Green Party
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Civil Society: Interest Groups (in general terms)
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Civil Society: Interest Groups: TUC
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Civil Society: Interest Groups: CBI
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Civil Society: Interest Groups: Green Peace
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Civil Society: Interest Groups: Friends of the Earth
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Civil Society: Media (in general terms)
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Civil Society: Media: BBC
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Civil Society: Media: Changing television landscape in the 1990s
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Civil Society: Media: Changing viewing habits
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Culture and Lifestyle (in general terms)
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Culture and Lifestyle: Box 7.1 English: the global language
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Culture and Lifestyle: The Identity of Britain: (in general terms)
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Culture and Lifestyle: The Identity of Britain: Problems defining a national 'British' identity
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Culture and Lifestyle: The Identity of Britain: Post-World War II developments affecting the idea of 'Britishness'
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Culture and Lifestyle: Religion (in general terms)
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Culture and Lifestyle: Religion: Church of England
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Culture and Lifestyle: Religion: Religious diversity
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