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After Britain: New Labour and the Return of Scotland
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After Britain: New Labour and the Return of Scotland (Hardback)

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An analysis of the state of the United Kingdom, which boasts a constitutional monarchy without a written constitution, a parliamentary democracy with an undemocratic second chamber and a rule of law without a full bill of rights or freedom of information.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesConstitution: government & the state Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 01/09/1999 ISBN-13: 9781862072930  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Tom Nairn was born in Freuchie, Fife on 2nd June 1932. Educated in Soctland, Tom went to Dunfermline High School before attending the Edinburgh College of Art from 1950-51. After the first year of his Fine Art degree, however, he switched to Philosophy, graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1956 with a first class Honours degree in Mental Philosophy. Heading south, Tom went on to study at Oriel College, Oxford under Iris Murdoch but he left in 1959 without completing his B.Litt degree. After a 'therapeutic conversion to mild-mannered Marxism', and a Carnegie Scholarship at Rome University, Tom lived in France for a couple of years. In 1962 he joined the editorial board of the New Left Review and it was from this period that what would later be called the 'Nairn-Anderson theses' on British Decline emerged. From 1962 until 1969 Tom Nairn lectured at various universities in the UK, including Birmingham University and the Hornsey College of Art. Sacked from the latter af

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