It's always assumed that politicians are swept alongside by way of international forces and impacts, with no the facility - or the will - to form occasions. against this, this e-book is anxious with the way in which that cultural values, person ethical sentiments and politicians' interpretation of financial and different imperatives have helped to form political values. concentrating on the 19th and 20th centuries, and containing contributions by way of a chain of favorite students, subject matters are built via essays on recognisably very important occasions and figures. topics contain the coverage principles of W. E. Gladstone, Woodrow Wilson's aid for conflict in 1916 and Ramsay MacDonald's position within the 1931 quandary. different essays learn the way in which that Keynesian principles have been understood and used around the get together spectrum, and past Britain itself, or examine the connection among rules, values and politics. This quantity additionally celebrates and represents an method of old writing which has acquired little realization from students.

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