This volume, first published in 1975, is concerned with the politics of race relations; it is divided into theoretical, empirical and methodological studies together with an extensive bibliography. A key theme in this volume is to show how the study of race relations can advance beyond traditional micro-level analysis. In the opening paper Axford and Brier, concerned about the neglect of macro-level analysis, stress the need for conceptual frameworks which would help us to understand the place of racial conflict in the British political system. They suggest that elite political groups, otherwise in conflict, have by tacit consensus eliminated race from the national political agenda.
Introduction Ivor Crewe. Part 1. Theoretical Perspectives 1. The Theme of Race in British Social and Political Research Alan Brier and Barrie Axford 2. Patterns of Political Change in Fragment Regimes: Northern Ireland and Rhodesia Barry Schultz and Douglas Scott 3. Race, Elections and Politics Daniel Lawrence Part 2. Empirical Studies: the Politics of Racial Minorities 4. Participation in Elections by Asians in Bradford M.J. Le Lohé 5. A Sense of Political Efficacy: a Comparison of Black and White Adolescents Anne-Marie Phizakalea 6. Protestant ‘Ideology’ Considered: the Case of ‘Discrimination’ Sarah Nelson 7. Not Quite British: the Political Attitudes of Anglo-Jewry Geoffrey Alderman Part 3. Empirical Studies: the White Backlash 8. The National Front in Local Politics: Some Interpretations Duncan Scott 9. The Support for Enoch Powell Robert King and Michael Wood Part 4. Methodological Considerations 10. Problems of Empirical Research on Race in Britain Colin Airey and Roger Jowell. Bibliography of Studies on the Politics of Race in Britain