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Politics UK - Featureing 2005 Election Update

Politics UK - Featureing 2005 Election Update - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-1405832403

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ISBN13: 978-1405832403
ISBN10: 1405832401
Edition: 5TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2006
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Politics UK - Featureing 2005 Election Update - 5TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405832403

Jones, Kavanagh, Moran and Norton

ISBN13: 978-1405832403
ISBN10: 1405832401
Edition: 5TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

This best-selling and highly respected text provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the British polity and political system. Politics UK 5e covers all of the core elements of an introductory undergraduate politics course - the constitution, social context, political ideology, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary as well as the major policy areas. The material is presented in a consistently clear and lively style, constantly challenging the student and raising thought-provoking issues. Politics UK 5e has now been updated to include details of the 2005 general election.

Features

  • Covers the core elements of introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics courses - the constitution, parliament, Prime Ministers and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, local government, pressure groups and the judiciary.
  • Includes additional coverage of the wider context of British political life, the policy making process and a number of key policy areas and political issues, including economic management, the environment, law and order and Europe.
  • Concluding Comments at the end of each Part are written by key political commentators to prompt and aid discussion.
  • Attractive 2-colour seaside-themed design throughout.
  • Impressive pedagogy includes Learning objectives, Introductions, Summaries, Discussion points, Further reading and quotes.
  • Text boxes feature 'ideas and perspectives', 'facts', 'examples', 'biographies', 'debates' and 'chronologies'.

New To This Edition

  • New contributions from Anthony Giddens, Tony Write, Peter Riddell, Stuart Weir, Peter Kemp, Lord Burns, Graham Mather, Simon Heffer and Boris Johnson - ensures text maintains its lively, finger-on-the-pulse feel.
  • Thoroughly updated with a style emphasis on 'globalisation' and 'Europeanisation' - enables students to focus on key topical issues.
  • Visually engaging - includes over 40 brand new cartoons by The Observer's Chris Riddell and additional photos where relevant break up the text and make the book more interesting for students.
  • Fuller attention paid to devolution in the relevant chapters and a Concluding Comment relating to this topic - informs students of the latest developments in this important area.
  • Greater emphasis on constitutional and electoral reform over the years in the relevant chapters and a concluding comment on the British State.
  • Also includes reference to core executives and quangos.
  • Incorporates more on the concept of crown and the extent to which it is employed by the government as the legal basis for ministers' actions
  • Globalisation chapter includes dedicated pages on Europe.
  • The biographies and mini-biographies have all been updated.
  • The Companion Website has been updated and there is greater emphasis and reference to the site throughout the book.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Explaining Politics
2. The Historical context: Globalisation
3. The Social and Economic Contexts
4. Ideology and the Liberal Tradition
5. Political Ideas: Key concepts
6. Political Ideas: The major parties
7. Political Ideas: Themes and fringes
8. Elections
9. Voting behaviour
10. The mass media and political communication
11. Pressure Groups
12. Political Parties
13. Pathways to Politics
14. Devolution
15. The changing constiution
16. The Crown
17. The House of Commons
18. The House of Lords
19. The Cabinet and Prime Minister
20. Ministers, Departments and Civil Servants
21. Civil Service management and policy
22. Local government
23. The Judiciary
24. The policy-making process
25. The politics of Law and Order
26. Social Policy
27. Economic Policy
28. British Foreign and defence policy under the Blair government
29. Environmental policy
30. Northern Ireland
31. Britain and European Integration
32. Labour in government: An assessment
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