British Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Anthony Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661103

Category: Law

Page: 131

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An interpretative essay on the British political system looks at the key characteristics and ideas of the British tradition, explores what makes British politics distinctive, and considers how the system continues to evolve.
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British Politics, 1910-1935

The Crisis of the Party System

Author: David Powell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415351065

Category: History

Page: 223

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This accessible new study provides a much-needed guide to the pivotal period of British history between 1910 and 1935, against the background of upheavals such as the First World War and the transition to full democracy as a consequence of the Reform Acts of 1918 and 1928. Combining an up-to-date synthesis of previous work with a reappraisal of the main personalities, themes and events of the period, David Powell brings clarity to this crucial yet complex period. Examining British politics on the eve of war, David Powell assesses the impact of war on the parties and the political system and the process of realignment that followed in the interwar period. In particular he analyzes to what extent these events as a whole constituted a crisis of the party system. From the structure of the Edwardian political system and the party politics of pre-war Britain, through to the economic and political crisis of 1931 and the subsequent rebuilding of the party system, this comprehensive analysis offers an indispensable survey to all students of British history or politics. s comprehensive analysis offers an indispensable survey to all students of British history or politics.
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British Politics Today

Author: Bill Jones,Dennis Kavanagh

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065095

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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This textbook is designed for use by both students at a variety of levels from A/S to undergraduate. It explains, analyses and interprets the changing mosaic of political life in Britain since the 1970s. Each chapter has been revised and updated for this edition and new chapters have been added on devolution and the judiciary.
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British Politics

Author: Simon Griffiths,Robert Leach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349939765

Category:

Page: 516

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Fully revised and updated third edition of a popular, established textbook, providing a definitive introduction to Britain's politics, political institutions and processes. Comprehensively re-worked and re-structured to better align with courses, this new edition places great emphasis on the changing context of British politics while addressing key themes such as the ongoing importance of gender and ethnicity to political and social life in Britain. Furthermore, the book’s familiar authoritative style has been retained with a fresh look and revitalized pedagogical features to provide a complete learning package.The book is designed for courses on or related to British Politics. Its accessible style and context-setting Part 1 will make it ideal for students new to the field (particularly those who haven’t studied the subject at school level or international students), but its rigour will stimulate and engage more experienced students.
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Developments in British Politics 10

Author: Richard Heffernan,Colin Hay,Meg Russell,Philip Cowley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137494751

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Bringing together an all-new set of chapters by leading authorities, Developments in British Politics 10 provides a systematic, accessible and state of the art account of the legacy of Britain's first coalition government in over thirty years and of politics following the return of the Conservative Party to government in 2015.
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Parliament in British Politics

Author: Philip Norton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137320958

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This fully revised new edition includes expanded coverage of Parliament's relationship with the courts, devolved assemblies and the European Union. Distinctively, the book goes beyond the usual focus of Parliament-Government relations to encompass policy-makers beyond Whitehall and Parliament's broader relationship with citizens.
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British Politics: A Critical Introduction

Author: Stuart McAnulla

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826461551

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 9966

This book provides students with a critical introduction to the British political system and the context of contemporary British policy making. Too often the importance of interpretation, to any understanding of British politics is neglected. Attention to conveying factual information takes precedence over developing theoretical understandings. This book is different, in that it provides an account of British politics that is conceptually and theoretically driven. It not only outlines the key features of British politics but which also provides critical perspectives on them. McAnulla uses particular concepts and theories to illuminate the key dynamics of British politics i.e. to the ideas, practices and relationships that sustain the political system. Particular attention is devoted to understanding contemporary developments through an appreciation of the traditional dynamics of British politics. >
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The End of British Politics?

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319499653

Category: Political Science

Page: 104

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This book explores the crisis of the British state. Though it has been particularly apparent since the outcome of both the 2014 Scottish independence and 2016 ‘Brexit’ referendums, it stems from deep historical roots. The book traces the origins of the state to the original Act of Union of 1707 and demonstrates how different notions of British destiny - Protestant, imperial, social democratic – have held the state together at different times. The present crisis, it is argued, is due to the exhaustion of these senses of destiny. Moran shows how the United Kingdom is now held together as a militarised state prone to disastrous adventures like the invasion of Iraq, and concludes by examining some alternative futures for the state. This book will appeal to students, scholars and the general reader interested in British politics and political history.
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The NUM and British Politics: 1944-1968

Author: Andrew Taylor

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754606901

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 6145

The NUM and British Politics makes use of union material, party and government archives as well as oral testimony, much of it highly confidential, to present the first overall account of the evolving nature of the tripartite relationship between the mine
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Debates in British Politics Today

Author: Lynton J. Robins,Bill Jones

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057014

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The contents focus directly on the dynamics of political argument in order to reveal how rival politicians and political scientists practice their persuasive art. Each contributor explores a disputed viewpoint, showing how differences of attitude and ideology structure the contemporary debate. Students should learn how an argument is constructed and develop the skills necessary for separating rhetoric from political reality. Further guidance is provided by summary boxes and suggested additional reading.
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British Politics

Author: Richard S. Grayson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780749686

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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No one saw it coming. No pundit, no pollster and no political leader predicted David Cameron’s Conservative Party would win a majority of seats in Parliament and his three main opponents would resign as party leaders. The consequences of the coalition also became clear as the Liberal Democrats fell dramatically from grace, and lost their spot as Britain’s third party. And despite Scotland voting ‘NO’ to independence in 2014, the election result also threatens the Union, with the Scottish National Party winning all but three of the country’s seats. In this timely edition, Richard S. Grayson analyses Britain’s changing political landscape, and explores the role of the media, the European Union and the UK’s ‘special relationship’ with the US. Thorough and incisive, British Politics: A Beginner’s Guide is the perfect introduction to the structure, parties and personalities of British Government today.
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The British Political Process

An Introduction

Author: Anthony Wright,Rob Clements

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415049665

Category: Political Science

Page: 393

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Annotation. Written by those close to the political process, The British Political Process provides an authoritative, reliable and manageable guide to understanding all the key elements of government and politics in Britain.
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The New British Politics

Author: Ian Budge,David Mckay,Kenneth Newton,John Bartle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865979

Category: Political Science

Page: 712

View: 1884

The New British Politics is one of the most comprehensive and successful introductions to British politics ever published. Now available in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, this clear, lively and authoritative text has an emphasis on law and order and the historical context of British politics. Written by internationally-known specialists, the book combines incisive and original analysis with direct presentation.
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Central Debates in British Politics

Author: John Benyon,David Denver,Justin Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317874943

Category: Political Science

Page: 458

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Central Debates in British Politics focuses on British politics in a changing social, economic and institutional context. The book explores issues and debates using a variety of approaches and techniques. It is written and edited by a team of leading experts who analyse key issues in a highly structured and thematic manner.
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Developments in British politics 4

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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Bringing together a completely new set of specially-commissioned chapters by leading authorities, "Developments in British Politics 7" provides an accessible state-of-the-art introduction to politics and political change in the UK. It provides a systematic assessment of New Labour in government focusing in particular on continuities and contrasts between its first and second terms and with traditional social democracy. A central innovation is the concept of multi-focal politics to explain the consequences of globalization, Europeanization and devolution for the nature and distribution of power in the UK.
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Politics UK

Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317581032

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

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The revised and updated eighth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensible introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British political history and an incisive introduction to the issues facing Britain today. With contributed chapters from respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for students of British politics. The eighth edition welcomes brand new material from eight new contributors to complement the rigorously updated and highly valued chapters retained from the previous edition. The eighth edition includes: · Britain in context boxes offering contrasting international perspectives of themes in British politics. · A comprehensive 'who's who' of politics in the form of Profile boxes featuring key political figures. · And another thing ... pieces: short articles written by distinguished commentators including Jonathan Powell, Michael Moran and Mark Garnett. · Fully updated chapters plus new material providing excellent coverage of contemporary political events including: The Leveson Inquiry, the aftermath of the 2011 riots and the House of Lords reform. · A vibrant and accessible new design to excite and engage students as the work through a variety of political topics. · A new epilogue to the book offering a critical perspective of the trials and tribulations of the Coalition Government, including an overview of the major differences that divide the coalition partners.
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Britain for and Against Europe

British Politics and the Question of European Integration

Author: David Baker,David Seawright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198280781

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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This study provides up-to-date analysis of the often problematic relationship between various elements of British political culture and the developing European Union. The book concludes by discussing future relations between Britain and her European partners.
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British Politics For Dummies

Author: Julian Knight,Michael Pattison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118971523

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 9749

Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics butdon't know where to start? You've come to the right place!British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide tounderstanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics inthe UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss the insand outs of past and present elections, political leaders, partiesand ideologies. Packed with understandable information on the origins, historyand structure of the UK parliamentary system, British PoliticsFor Dummies offers a fascinating glimpse into the rollercoasterworld of politics. Explaining everything from key politicalideologies and the spread of democracy to the current electionprocess and the differences between political parties, thishands-on, friendly guide is an ideal companion to British politicsand elections. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments, devolutionand independence efforts Provides updated information on UKIP and Britain's place inEurope Serves as a helpful guide to elections and British politicalparties—electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends andthe role of pressure groups and the media Offers a fascinating examination of British politics on theworld stage Whether you want to get to grips with British politics andgovernment or build your knowledge beyond the basics, this updatededition of British Politics For Dummies is the placeto start.
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Exploring British Politics

Author: Mark Garnett,Philip Lynch

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894310

Category: Political Science

Page: 499

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A brief and funky guide to British Politics.
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