Government and Politics in Britain

Author: John Kingdom

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745638898

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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The long-awaited fourth edition of this hugely popular textbook offers a uniquely comprehensive and illuminating introduction to government and politics in Britain today. Set against the turbulent background of a world in economic, ideological and religious flux, the book analyses key developments in twenty-first-century British politics – from the collapse of the longest-serving Labour government to the challenges posed by coalition politics and the decline of public trust in the ruling class. At the heart of the analysis is the issue of power: what is it and who has it? Fully revised and updated throughout, its 24 chapters explore issues at the cutting edge of political change and debate in Britain, including: Challenges to the unity of the UK and increasing uncertainty over its world role Disillusionment with traditional politics Changing patterns of political communication Identity crises within the political parties Threats facing the traditional institutions of government Tensions posed by austerity, social unrest and a growing gap between rich and poor Each chapter concludes with a summary, a set of key terms and concepts, questions for discussion, weblinks, and a guide to further reading, plus suggestions for novels, plays and films that will mix the business of study with pleasure and illustrate how politics affects most aspects of our lives. Widely acknowledged for its sharply critical edge and capacity to enthuse students, Government and Politics in Britain goes beyond mere facts to challenge conventional orthodoxies. Blending penetrating analysis with a witty and thought-provoking style, it will be essential reading for all students new to this fascinating and important subject.
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Government and Political Life in England and France, c.1300–c.1500

Author: Christopher Fletcher,Jean-Philippe Genet,John Watts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107089905

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 9006

How did the kings of England and France govern their kingdoms? This volume, the product of a ten-year international project, brings together specialists in late medieval England and France to explore the multiple mechanisms by which monarchs exercised their power in the final centuries of the Middle Ages. Collaborative chapters, mostly co-written by experts in each kingdom, cover topics ranging from courts, military networks and public finance; office, justice and the men of the church; to political representation, petitioning, cultural conceptions of political society; and the role of those excluded from formal involvement in politics. The result is a richly detailed and innovative comparison of the nature of government and political life, seen from the point of view of how the king ruled his kingdom, but bringing to bear the methods of social, cultural and economic history to understand the underlying armature of royal power.
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Government and Politics in Britain

An Introduction

Author: J. E. Kingdom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780745617190

Category: Great Britain

Page: 752

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British politics remains in continuing turmoil and the second edition of this prize–winning, best–selling textbook addresses the key issues in the lively, challenging and thought–provoking style of the first.
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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

View: 7367

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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British Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654941

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 3490

This introduction tells you everything you need to know about British Government and Politics. It examines the institutions and practices and makes comparisons with the experience of other countries.
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Politics UK

Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317581032

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 9512

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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Parliament, Party, and Politics in Victorian Britain

Author: Terence Andrew Jenkins

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047473

Category: Great Britain

Page: 181

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In this concise, and readable new study, T. A. Jenkins explains in full how political parties operated within the Victorian political arena, and how this gradually changed in response to the enormous demands being made upon parliament by a rapidly changing society and an expanding electorate.
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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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Everyday Life in British Government

Author: R. A. W. Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601143

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

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In his fascinating, new piece of political anthropology, Rod Rhodes uncovers exactly how the British political elite thinks and acts.
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Mackintosh's The Government and Politics of Britain

Author: Peter G. Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134998090

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 4470

This student mainstay continues to be organised around constitutional themes, with new material on local elections, the politics of the centre and the limits of state power. Essential for all introductory students of British politics and current affairs.
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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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Political Ideas in Modern Britain

In and After the Twentieth Century

Author: Rodney Barker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415071216

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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The rise of the New Right and the collapse of state communism in 1989 has fundamentally changed political thinking in the late twentieth century. Rodney Barker has revised and extended his classic text - Political Ideas in Modern Britain - in the light of these changes. His accessible account of political thinking in Britain since the 1880s now includes detailed analysis of: * the demise of traditional conservatism and socialism * the rise and decline of the New Right * the growth of feminism, liberalism and pluralism Political Ideas in Modern Britain charts the changing intellectual landscape of political thinking, illustrating how contemporary political thought is both rooted in tradition and a radical transformation of it. Whether the future is liberal, communitarian, pluralist, or simply uncertain, this is an essential guide for students of British politics. Rodney Barker is Senior Lecturer in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Devolution in Britain Today

Author: Colin Pilkington

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719060762

Category: History

Page: 212

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A comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of devolved government in Britain today.
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British Government and Politics

Author: Robert Malcolm Punnett

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 588

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Updated to cover British government and politics in the 1990s
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British Government and Politics

Balancing Europeanization and Independence

Author: Michael L. Mannin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 074256777X

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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This deeply informed text sets the government and politics of Britain firmly in the context of Britain's enduring membership in the European Union. Michael L. Mannin thoroughly applies the concept of "Europeanization" across the political system to explore how far change is a product of Britain's interdependent relationship with the EU. Ideal for courses in British and European politics, this book breaks new ground in exploring the complex interdependence that the EU should bring to the study of European political systems.
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