UK Government and Politics Annual Update

General Election 2015

Author: Neil McNaughton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471854316

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Page: 72

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Full coverage and analysis of possibly the most significant, and certainly most interesting, election in modern times. Written by an experienced teacher and examiner, and edited by an acknowledged expert in the field of UK politics, this update provides you with topical material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. - Examines the parties' election campaigns, manifestos and policies - Reviews and explains the results, as well as looking at the task ahead for the new government - The perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to achieve your best in your exams Topics covered: - a comparison of the party manifestos - the impact of the televised debates - the result: who won, who lost, and why - the formation of the new government - the emerging new party system - whether the first-past-the-post electoral system can survive - how the result will affect the devolution debate - where now for UK politics?
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Essentials of UK Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137530766

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Updated to cover the period up to and including the 2015 General Election, the new edition of this best-selling AS-level text covers all topics in the Edexcel and AQA syllabi and the core requirements of other boards. Written by a top textbook author and chief examiner, it is packed with features to aid learning and revision.
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Edexcel UK Government and Politics for AS/A Level Fifth Edition

Author: Neil McNaughton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471889335

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Exam Board: Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: Politics First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam: June 2018 Trusted author Neil McNaughton brings you his bestselling politics textbook, fully updated and endorsed for the 2017 Edexcel specification. Topical coverage includes the June 2017 election results and analysis of Brexit politics. Detailed coverage of relevant political developments will build students' knowledge and help them develop a critical understanding of UK government and politics today. - Learn how UK governmental and political history has shaped current events and thinking - Understand the connections between different A-level topics with the new Synoptic Links feature - Clarify understanding of political language with summaries and explanations of key terms - Develop key analysis and evaluation skills with practice questions tailored to the new A-level
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New Zealand Government and Politics

Author: Raymond Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195584929

Category: Political Science

Page: 690

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New Zealand Government and Politics , now in its fourth edition, is the leading undergraduate textbook for students of New Zealand political science. It provides an overview of the context, key institutions and processes, written by leading academics and non-academics. This fully revised and refreshed edition has 22 new chapters including an anlysis of the 2005 election.
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Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politics, Policy and Planning, 4th Edition

Author: A J Veal

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780648030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 439

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The gap between theory and practice in the leisure, sport and tourism studies areas seems to have widened as scholars have become more specialized. Nevertheless, it is imperative that students be as familiar as possible with a wide range of social and political theory, and also be able to reconcile that knowledge with their own current and future roles as practicing professionals. As well as extensive updating of sources, this new edition examines such topics as libertarianism, theocracy, anti-establishment politics, and the concept of generations. A new chapter presents discussions of a number of 'issues and challenges' facing the leisure, sport and tourism sector. Introducing the subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students of leisure, sport and tourism, this book is also a useful addition to the shelf of any policy maker or practitioner within the industries.
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Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 4th Edition

Author: Michael E Kraft,Scott R. Furlong

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452202745

Category: Political Science

Page: 563

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All too often, public policy textbooks offer a basic grounding in the policy process without the benefit of integrating the use of policy analysis. Kraft and Furlong, since their first edition, take a different tack. They want students to understand how and why policy analysis is used to assess policy alternatives--not only to question the assumptions of policy analysts, but to recognize how analysis is used in support of political arguments. To encourage critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from the financial bailout to rising gas prices to natural disasters, the authors introduce and fully integrate an evaluative approach to policy. Public Policy starts with a concise review of institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models. The authors then discuss the nature of policy analysis and its practice, and show students how to employ evaluative criteria in six substantive policy areas. Public Policy arms students with analytic tools they need to understand the motivations of policy actors--both within and outside of government--influence a complex, yet comprehensible, policy agenda. Enhancements to the 4th edition: - All chapters have been comprehensively updated to include recent events, issues, and policy debates including the conduct of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the use of private contractors for military support and operations, the rising cost of gasoline and disputes over energy policy and climate change, the controversy over immigration policy, requirements for financial regulation, heightened concerns over economic and social inequality, and the clash over reforming taxes and entitlement programs, as well as dealing with the federal deficit and national debt. - New and updated "working with sources" and "steps to analysis" features help students investigate sources of information and apply evaluative criteria. - New and updated end-of chapter discussion questions, suggested readings, and web sites.
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Governance and Politics of China

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781137445278

Category: Political Science

Page: 434

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The success or failure of China's development will impact not only its own citizens but also those of the world. China is widely recognized as a global actor on the world stage and no global challenge can be resolved without its participation. Thus, it is important to understand how the country is ruled and what the policy priorities are of the new leadership. Can China move to a more market-based economy, while controlling environmental degradation? Can it integrate hundreds of millions of new migrants into the urban landscape? The tensions between communist and capitalist identities continue to divide society as China searches for a path to modernization. The People's Republic is now over sixty-five years old – an appropriate juncture at which to reassess the state of contemporary Chinese politics. In this substantially revised fourth edition and essential guide to the subject, Tony Saich delivers a thorough introduction to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China, taking full account of the changes of the Eighteenth Party Congress and the Twelfth National People's Congress. Further, the rise of Xi Jinping to power and his policies are examined as are important policy areas such as urbanization and the fight against corruption.
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Government and Politics in Africa

Author: William Tordoff

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253215451

Category: History

Page: 326

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The author provides extra coverage of both North and South Africa and of such key issues as debt, the AIDS epidemic, the position of women and the politics of patronage."--BOOK JACKET.
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City Politics, Canada

Author: Jim Lightbody

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260851X

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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City Politics, Canada is an introduction to the basic politics and core policies of today's city halls. While the book surveys classic discussions and accurately describes municipal institutions in Canada, it also explains why particular policies assume the specific shape they do. James Lightbody draws on over thirty years experience researching and participating in city politics to argue that transparent accountability from local public officials, related to specific policies and the general condition of the community, is an important and desired end for democratic city government. Arguments for change within city politics are insufficient if the result is that everyone has a say but no one is accountable. In following this theme throughout the book, Lightbody examines the various facets of metropolitan politics in a lively and engaging manner, and explains why city politics are important to all Canadians. Provincial agenda setting is viewed through the lens of the urban political landscape, as are the reasons behind the Toronto Megacity (1996) and Montreal's consolidation. Finally, the book expands its discussion to explore the global reach of the urban phenomenon and the impact of world practices on Canada's metropolitan cities. The ultimate hope for this book is that readers, as citizens, will be better able to understand the basic politics and core policies of today's city halls—and will be better equipped to participate effectively in the processes by which those policies are made.
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Politics in Europe

Author: M. Donald Hancock,Christopher J. Carman,Marjorie Castle,David P. Conradt,Raffaella Y. Nanetti,Robert Leonardi,William Safran,Stephen White

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483323056

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

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Thoroughly updated, this sixth edition of Hancock et al.’s Politics in Europe remains an approachable yet rigorous introduction to the region—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Poland, and the European Union. Its strong analytic framework and organization, coupled with detailed country coverage written by country experts, ensure that students not only get a robust introduction to each country, but also are able to make meaningful cross-national comparisons. Key updates include the latest in European politics, including recent election results, the content and impact of the Eurozone crisis, the emergence of a new “Nordic model” of welfare capitalism, and coverage of key social and political issues including globalization, terrorism, immigration, gender, religion, and transatlantic relations.
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