British political culture

  • F. N. Forman
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMSS)


Any book on British politics has to begin with a chapter on British political culture, since this is the context within which our politics take place. The term ‘political culture’ is taken to mean the historical, cultural and attitudinal setting within which our political institutions have to function.1 It is not easy to generalise about political culture, but it is possible to identify some key characteristics which influence both the process and the outcome of politics in Britain.


Political Culture British Society National History Civic Culture British People 
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Further Reading

  1. Almond, G. A. and Verba, S. (eds), The Civic Culture Revisited (Boston: Little, Brown, 1980).Google Scholar
  2. Butler, D. E. and Sloman, A., British Political Facts, 6th edn (London: Macmillan, 1986).Google Scholar
  3. Catterall, P. (ed.), Contemporary Britain (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990).Google Scholar
  4. Dahrendorf, R., On Britain (London: BBC, 1982).Google Scholar
  5. Marwick, A., British Society Since 1945 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982).Google Scholar
  6. Paxman, J., Friends in High Places: who runs Britain? (London: Michael Joseph, 1990).Google Scholar
  7. Sampson, A., The Changing Anatomy of Britain (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982).Google Scholar
  8. Social Trends 20 (London: HMSO, 1990).Google Scholar

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© F. N. Forman 1991

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