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Reclaiming Britishness

[Cover of Reclaiming Britishness]

Edited by Phoebe Griffith, Mark Leonard

Development Education Association and the British Council

September 2002

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In Reclaiming Britishness, leading politicians, thinkers and practioners explore how a modern, inclusive and outward-looking British identity can guide us through difficult policy choices. They take stock of where the heady talk of a reborn British identity has got to in the wake of the 11 September attacks and the riots of Summer 2001. And they suggest practical ways to connect with those who feel excluded from the traditional symbols of British identity.

"'A collection of provocative, timely and helpful essays on the state (and limitations) of the Britishness debate'" Linda Colley