© 2003

Between Europe and America

The Future of British Politics

  • Authors
  • A major new book by one of Britain's leading political scientists
    Extremely topical: the crisis of Britain's attempt to be a 'bridge' between Europe and America is the key issue for postIraq war Britain
    A landmark text in mapping the new world of British politics after empire and devolution

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 1-16
  3. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 17-39
  4. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 40-60
  5. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 61-82
  6. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 83-107
  7. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 108-131
  8. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 132-160
  9. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 161-188
  10. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 189-218
  11. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 219-232
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 233-262

About this book


British politics has been crucially shaped by England's role as pioneer of capitalism, by the experience of Empire, and by the particular form of its union with Scotland, Ireland and Wales. With the decline of Empire the attempt to bridge Europe and America has become ever more central to Britain's identity, political economy and ideology. In this major new book, Andrew Gamble assesses the major transformations of British politics under Thatcher and Blair and the stark choices for the future at the start of the 21st century.
Winner of the W. J. M. Mackenzie Prize for best book published in political science in 2003.


economy England Europe political science politics Scotland Thatcher transformation

About the authors

ANDREW GAMBLE is Professor of Politics and Director of the Political Economy Research Centre, University of Sheffield. He is joint editor of New Political Economy and Political Quarterly and his many books include Britain in Decline, The Free Economy and the Strong State and Hayek: The Iron Cage of Liberty.

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