This issue of the British Academy Review addresses a range of political topics. The articles under the heading ‘Reflections on British politics’ consider the different forces and traditions that have held sway during the last 100 years, and ask where British political culture is now headed. The ‘Politics of energy’ section publishes the texts of three lectures given in 2008–2009, which examine how our demand for energy impacts so forcefully on the political agenda, and which explore the solutions and constraints facing decision makers. The three articles headed ‘Politics of peace’ show British Academy-funded researchers engaging with some of the most sensitive areas of conflict in the world, and offer valuable perspectives for those trying to broker peaceful settlements.
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Reflections on British politics
The Strange Career of British Democracy
The ‘Winter of Discontent’ in British Politics
Hugh Pemberton and Lawrence Black
The politics of energy
UK Civil Nuclear Energy: What Lessons?
Roger Williams, with additional thoughts by Richard Wilson, and a timeline prepared by Robert Bud and Peter Hennessy
How Green Politics Went Mainstream
Middle Eastern politics and oil
The politics of peace
Africa’s secret success story: Cape Verde