The Abuse of Power: Confronting Injustice in Public Life (Paperback)
  • The Abuse of Power: Confronting Injustice in Public Life (Paperback)
zoom

The Abuse of Power: Confronting Injustice in Public Life (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
? RRP £12.99
£10.99
Save £2.00 (15%)
Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 23/05/2024
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

Railing against the corruption and self-enrichment she sees as endemic in modern Parliamentary politics, the former Prime Minister argues for a fairer, more altruistic exercising of power from the Westminster elite in this powerful, unflinching account.

As Prime Minister and Home Secretary, Theresa May came face-to-face with a series of issues in which the abuse of power led to devastating results for individuals and significantly damaged the trust in public institutions and politicians. From the Grenfell tragedy to parliamentary scandals, the powerful repeatedly chose to act not in the interests of the powerless but in ways that served themselves.

The Abuse of Power is a searing exposé of injustice and an impassioned call to exercise power for the greater good. Drawing on examples from domestic and international affairs she was personally involved in at the highest level, the former prime minister argues for a radical rethink in how we approach our politics and public life.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781035409914
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

So boldly different it creates a mini-genre all of its own . . . This is a pleasant surprise: a genuinely unusual, bold and important book. You can't say that of many political memoirs - Andrew Marr, The New Statesman

Fascinating and crisply written . . . That May has more seriousness and commitment than the average politician . . . means she has a better chance to fix some of those burning injustices this book shows she is clearly still worried about - Isabel Hardman, i Newspaper

The book will reinforce the view that May was a politician of conviction and compassion. - Robert Shrimsley, Financial Times

Very interesting... I strongly agree with the central message of [the] book...that we need a sense of moral compass in politics... Put together it's pretty shocking... Terrifying as an account of what's wrong in the British state - Rory Stewart on The Rest is Politics: Leading

Often political writing focuses on soap opera and personalities. But personalities - as Theresa May knows better than most - come and go. Structures remain. May's account of how public institutions wield their power and avoid accountability is an admirable attempt to draw our focus in the right direction - The Times Best Politics Books of 2023

A serious-minded study of scandals in which vulnerable people were failed by those in authority - Guardian Best Politics Books of 2023

You may also be interested in...

Politics On the Edge
Added to basket
Papillon
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A Promised Land
Added to basket
£35.00   £17.50
Hardback
Beyond Possible
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Abuse of Power
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Stakeknife's Dirty War
Added to basket
The Gulag Archipelago
Added to basket
The Language of War
Added to basket
Peace Comes Dropping Slow
Added to basket
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
Becoming
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Politics On the Edge
Added to basket
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
One Boy, Two Bills and a Fry Up
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

“Service by a few”

The hands of most politicians are tied by what we do not see or know . The skill in keeping public faith by a key politician's without abuse of power is more so . The recognition of honesty is top of that simple... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 16

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: