The A-Z UK Government and Politics Handbook explains all the key terms in your A-level course, and has been completely updated for the new AS and A2 specifications. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by explanation, worked examples and cross-references where relevant. The handbook provides expert advice from a leading author that will help familiarise you with the language of UK government and politics; the more important the term, the more detailed the entry. It is invaluable for students of all pre-university courses, as well as undergraduates. This new digital edition includes free access to a supporting website to make searching for terms even quicker, and a free desktop widget to bring concise definitions instantly to your fingertips. For new students -- terms and concepts clearly explained Throughout the course -- full explanations of important and challenging concepts that will help you tackle your course assignments with confidence For focused exam revision -- detailed revision lists for each exam board and invaluable advice from leading examiners, both online and in the book
Author: Anthony J Bennett
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-02-08
Genre: Political Science
Featuring information and analysis of recent events in US politics, with full coverage of the 2012 presidential election, this book provides you with topical source material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced and acknowledged expert in the field of US politics, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades at A2. The key developments of 2012 you need to know including the Presidential Election Up-to-date examples and data to help you achieve the highest grades Written by experienced authors and senior examiners who know what you need to know to get those top gradesThe perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to succeed in your exams
Written by experienced teachers, authors and examiners, Advanced TopicMasters take students beyond the basic textbooks. Each title explores the key questions and debates surrounding the topic, helping students to identify, analyse, interpret and evaluate the material presented. These skills are developed through a series of short, source-based tasks that appear in each chapter and are accompanied by guidance notes on how to tackle the questions.
Author: Paul Fairclough
Publisher: Philip Allan
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Constitutional amendments
The Constitution & Constitutional Reform is one of a series of Advanced TopicMasters, providing detailed, up-to-date analysis of key topics in A-level Government & Politics. This book is designed to: - Stretch and challenge your understanding of the topic - Help you to apply your skills to analyse and evaluate data and stimulus material - Test your knowledge on your way to your best possible grade The Constitution & Constitutional Reform analyses the problems associated with the traditional British constitution and asks key questions about the architects of reform. To what extent was Blair a reluctant constitutional reformer? Was Brown a failed one? Where will constitutional reform go now? With extensive evaluation of recent and current policies, you will be able to analyse and evaluate each topic area and then test your understanding with the exam-style questions provided.
The Button Therapy Book is a practical cognitive counseling manual for mental health professionals and a psychological self-help book designed to: Help you identify, modify, and eliminate your Buttons that trigger stress and distress in your life. Help you identify potentially troublesome cognitions related to your thinking styles such as "black and white thinking"; should messages such as "I should do everything perfectly"; self-defeating core beliefs such as "I am a victim of life's circumstances"; and defense mechanisms such as denial and rationalization. Includes the Cognitive Self-Assessment Inventory (CSAI) to help you identify your troublesome cognitions and Buttons. Includes the Motivational States Inventory (MSI) to help you determine which of the six motivational states is associated with your Buttons that get pushed. Help you determine which of the "six centers of consciousness" you are spending the most time in with the Centers of Consciousness Rating Scale (CCRS) in the Motivational States Inventory. Teach you a portable Six-Step Button Therapy Method to utilize anytime and anywhere you have a Button pushed which causes emotional distress. Help you become more conscious, aware, loving, and compassionate. Improve your interpersonal relationships. Facilitate your journey of personal and spiritual growth. Early Acclaim for The Button Therapy Book Improve Your Quality of Life and Parenting Skills The Button Therapy Book has made an incredible difference in my attitude and my life. I am able to relax more and don't get as uptight or angry as I used to. I have always been a person who had my "Buttons pushed" fairly easily and now I understand how to identify my Buttons, address them in a calm and loving way and most importantly, get rid of them. I've also been able to take the information given in the book and pass it on to my children to help them overcome their "Buttons." Dr. Goodwin gives the reader all the tools they need to live happier, healthier lives, starting immediately! I highly recommend this book, it is a must for any person who is interested in improving his or her quality of life and getting rid of those buttons! Jodie Wilkerson from Greenville, NC Get Ready to Unbutton and Be Free! Button Therapy, a 'MUST HAVE' for any mental health professional and/or the lay person. I have found many insights in this book and I have recommended it to just about everyone I know. I think that Dr. Goodwin has hit the 'button on the head', and has loosened it's thread with his insightful, caring explanation of our 'Buttons' and how to deal with them. I find myself referring to it regularly in my business. Thanks Lloyd, I am happier, my clients are happier and we all understand others and ourselves better now that we have read your book. We will all be looking forward to your next work! Suzanne Osborne, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Criminal Profiler, Counselor from North Myrtle Beach, SC A Model for Personal and Spiritual Growth The Button Therapy Book is a creative synthesis of Eastern and Western models for personal and spiritual growth. An incredible compilation and synthesis of psychological self-help techniques. You would have to read 10 books to get the information and number of self-help techniques presented in this book. I've personally benefited from applying this practical six-step self-help model to some of my Buttons. The chapter titled "30 Seeds for Your Mind's Garden" is worth the price of this book alone. The "30 Seeds" are guidelines that have been helpful in my journey of personal and spiritual growth. Planting these "life-enhancing seeds" into the gardens of our minds enables us to become more consciou
Author: Cal Jillson
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Genre: Political Science
Features of this Innovative Text The 8th edition of this well-respected text features the 2014 midterm Congressional elections, the latest on Obama’s presidency, important Supreme Court decisions, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and other timely updates. An increased attention to media in politics runs through the book. Key learning objectives at the beginning of every chapter focus students on central points to watch for. "The Constitution Today" chapter opening vignettes illustrate the importance of conflicting views on constitutional principles. Key terms defined in the margins on the page where they appear help students study important concepts. Colorful figures, photos, and tables help students visualize important information. "Let’s Compare" boxes analyze how functions of government and political participation work in other countries—now framed by new critical thinking questions. Reformatted "Pro & Con" boxes bring to life a central debate in each chapter and highlight competing perspectives. End-of-chapter summaries, suggested readings, and web resources help students master the material and guide them to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics. "Struggling towards Democracy" discussion questions now do more to provoke critical thinking through examining the "then and now" of democracy in America.
THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY, TEXAS EDITION, is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore the three themes of freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism vs. pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics. Bringing students the very latest research and events central to the field of American Government and Texas Politics, the Tenth Edition has been extensively updated and includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors also include a balanced retrospective of the Bush presidency as well as new comparative features that place the United States in a global context. Throughout, the text challenges students to sharpen their critical thinking skills, compare and contrast U.S. policy with other countries, contemplate future trends, and put their new knowledge into political action. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This best-selling American government text is highly acclaimed for the nonideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization's effect on American politics. Extensively updated, this edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors have also added a balanced retrospective of the Bush presidency, as well as new comparative features that place the United States in a global context. The tenth edition also includes access to AmericansGoverning.org, an online learning environment designed specifically to engage students in the political process through a variety of media, including original videos, campaign commercials, writing excerpts, simulations, and additional sources. Additional media tools include the new In Our Own Words feature--downloadable chapter overviews in MP3 format narrated by the authors--and marginal references to the award-winning site, IDEAlog.org. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: W. Raymond Duncan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Political Science
The Student Choice Edition of World Politics presents information and pedagogical aids in a student-friendly, instructor approved format, representing a new approach to International Relations textbook programs. By incorporating feedback from faculty and
Author: Anthony J. Bennett
Publisher: Hodder Education
Release Date: 2010
Written by experienced teachers, authors and examiners, Advanced TopicMasters take students beyond the basic textbooks. Each title explores the key questions and debates surrounding the topic, helping students to identify, analyse, interpret and evaluatie the material presented. These skills are developed through a series of short, source-based tasks that appear in each chapter and are accompanied by guidance notes on how to tackle the questions.