Protagonists in the heated debate about British decline here set out their current views and respond to critics. The second half of the book builds on these chapters by systematically examining key themes and issues. Contributors include: Corelli Barnett, Former Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge, and Fellow of Churchill College (1977-1995); Sir Samuel Brittan, Former Principal Economics Commentator, Financial Times (1966) and Assistant Editor (1978); Jonathan Clark, Former Fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge (1977-) and of All Souls College, Oxford (from 1986); Robert Eccleshall, Professor of Politics, Queen's University, Belfast; Marie-Therese Fay, Research officer with the Cost of the Troubles Study; Andrew Gamble, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield, Stuart Hall, Professor of Sociology, Open University; Will Hutton, Editor, The Observer; David Marquand Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. Other contributors are: Elizabeth Meehan, Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Social Policy, Queen's University, Belfast; Richie Ovendale, Former Professor of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
RICHARD ENGLISH is Reader in Politics, Queen's University, Belfast. MICHAEL KENNY is Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield.