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This is the eighth in a series of volumes analyzing each British general election since February 1974 (excepting 1987) in terms of major social, economic, and political developments prior to the elections, assessment of these developments on the election outcome, and speculation on the future of British politics. The editors present nine chapters reviewing events of Blair's second term, analyzing the developments in the Conservative Party, and considering issues of European Unification, the media, and federalism. Other topics include an analysis of the reasons for Labour's victory, American views of Blair across the political spectrum, and the possibilities for Labour maintaining political hegemony. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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