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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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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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

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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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Political Britain

Fourteen Briefs on Government, Parties and Politics in Action

Author: Economist Intelligence Unit (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 28

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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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Understanding US/UK Government and Politics

A Comparative Guide

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067211

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

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The book begins by examining the setting against which government and politics operates in Britain and the US, noting aspects of the history and social structure of each country before exploring the concept of political culture. The underlying ideals and values of British and American people are compared and the book goes on to analyse the constitution before considering the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government in detail. In addition, the nature of American federalism and moves towards federal devolution in the UK are assessed. Political parties, the media and elections, pressure groups and voting are all extensively covered, with some concluding thoughts on the current condition of democracy in Britain and the US.
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The British Government and the City of London in the Twentieth Century

Author: Ranald Michie,Philip Williamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139453820

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The relationship between the British government and the City of London has become central to debates on modern British economic, political and social life. For some the City's financial and commercial interests have exercised a dominant influence over government economic policy, creating a preoccupation with international markets and the strength of sterling which impaired domestic industrial and social well-being. Others have argued that government seriously constricted financial markets, jeopardising Britain's most successful economic sector. This collection of essays was the first book to address these issues over the entire twentieth century. It brings together leading financial and political historians to assess the government-City relationship from several directions and by examination of key episodes. As such, it will be indispensable not just for the study of modern British politics and finance, but also for assessment of the worldwide problem of tensions between national governments and international financial centres.
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The Governing Passion

Cabinet Government and Party Politics in Britain, 1885-86

Author: Alistair Basil Cooke,John Russell Vincent

Publisher: Brighton, Eng. : Harvester Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Grande-Bretagne - Politique et gouvernement - 1837-1901

Page: 516

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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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Politics and Governance in the UK

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137365986

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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This thoroughly revised third edition of a much praised, comprehensive text on British politics and governance takes into account developments up to and including the 2015 General Election and reflects on the recent upheavals in Britain's constitutional settlement.
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British Government and Politics

A Comparative Guide

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748644946

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 6759

Your handy guide to the British political system New for this edition Updated throughout to reflect the outcome of the 2010 General Election All relevant case studies and tables replaced with new data Brand new chapter on Britain and the EU This one-stop textbook introduction examines the institutions and practices integral to the British political systems and makes comparisons with the experience of other countries. Topics include The Constitution The Legislature The Executive The Judiciary Government Beyond the Centre Political Parties Pressure Groups Voting and Elections Democracy in Theory and Practice Britain and the European Union
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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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Government and Politics in Western Europe

Britain, France, Italy, Germany

Author: Yves Mény,Andrew Knapp

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198782216

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

View: 4032

Government and Politics in Western Europe offers a clear and accessible, yet sophisticated, comparative introduction to the political institutions of Western Europe's four largest countries: Britain, France, Italy, and Germany. The third edition of this successful and established student textbook has been thoroughly revised to cover not only developments at national level, but also the growing integration of national politics with the politics of the European Union, including: Two completely new chapters on the European Union which set the EU in the context of the national political systems studied elsewhere in the book, supplying a concise but thorough introduction to European institutions, and presenting the main theoretical perspectives on the EU. An extensive updating covering such recent events as the Left's election victories of 1997 in Britain and France and the collapse of the Italian party system in the mid-1990s. New tables and diagrams providing invaluable reference material for key facts and processes. Clearly written and comprehensive, this text will be essential reading for all students of comparative politics, European studies, and West European politics.
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