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After Brexit and Other Essays

By Andrew Gamble

Published

Apr 28, 2021

Page count

300 pages

ISBN

978-1529217100

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Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 28, 2021

Page count

300 pages

ISBN

978-1529217094

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 28, 2021

Page count

300 pages

ISBN

978-1529217117

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 28, 2021

Page count

300 pages

ISBN

978-1529217117

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
After Brexit and Other Essays

‘Being more like America again and less like Europe is the heart of the UK model of capitalism … [but] there are many respects in which Britain remains unlike America despite its strong appeal to the British political class ...’

In 'After Brexit' Andrew Gamble sets out the economic models and external relationships that Britain has pursued since the Second World War and examines the choices it now faces as it adjusts to life outside of the European Union.

This volume brings together this essay with some of Andrew Gamble’s most important and influential writings on British politics and political economy from the last forty years. They reflect on many of the issues that animate British politics, from the relative decline of the economy and the reshaping of the welfare state to the transformation of the Conservative and Labour parties and the changing constitutional order with the devolution of power to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The volume is introduced by the author and includes his notes on each of the essays as well as an epilogue, which considers their original context and what has changed since. Taken together, the essays in this volume are testament to the acuity of one of Britain’s foremost political thinkers and provide rich insight into debates and ideas that continue to influence British politics and Britain’s place in the world.

A companion volume of Andrew Gamble’s essays, The Western Ideology and Other Essays, focusing on political ideas and ideologies, is also available from Bristol University Press.

“No one is as insightful an observer of Britain’s post-war political economy as Andrew Gamble. After Brexit is an invaluable collection of some of his most seminal contributions which is enduring and timely.” Matthias Matthijs, Johns Hopkins University and Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC

“Andrew Gamble has been writing masterfully about British politics as long history for more than forty years, and the force of his insight is on display in these essays.” Helen Thompson, University of Cambridge

“Thought-provoking insights grounded in an all too rare historical context from one of the keenest observers of the political economy of the UK.” Anand Menon, King's College London

Andrew Gamble is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge, where he helped to establish and became the first Head of a new Department of Politics and International Studies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences. He was an editor of The Political Quarterly from 1997 to 2012. In 2005 he received the Isaiah Berlin Prize from the Political Studies Association for lifetime contribution to political studies.

Introduction: Historical Contexts

Notes on the Essays

After Brexit (2019)

Explanations of British Decline (1999)

The European Disunion (2006)

The Anglo-American World View (2019)

The Free Economy and the Strong State (1979)

Thatcherism and Conservative Politics (1983)

Economic Growth and Political Dilemmas (1983)

The Crisis of Conservatism (1995)

The Thatcher Myth (2015)

Theories of British Politics (1990)

The Constitutional Revolution in the United Kingdom (2006)

What’s British about British Politics? (2016)

Epilogue: Last Thoughts