Mackintosh s The Government and Politics of Britain

Author: Peter G. Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134998098
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Political Science

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.

Government and Politics in Britain

Author: John Kingdom
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745638899
Release Date: 2014-02-24
Genre: Political Science

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.

Government and Politics in Britain

Author: J. E. Kingdom
ISBN: 0745617190
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Great Britain

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.

British Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748654949
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Political Science

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.

British Government and Politics

Author: Michael L. Mannin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742567771
Release Date: 2010-01-16
Genre: Political Science

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.

The British Political Process

Author: Anthony Wright
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415049660
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

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.

UK Government Politics

Author: Andy Williams
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0435331582
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Great Britain

This edition is revised in the light of the change of government in 1997 and the compulsory UK sections of the A levels syllabuses. Additions include: comparisons with the USA and Europe; Europe; and party politics.

Developments in British politics 4

Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: UVA:X002315458
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Political Science

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.

Government and Political Life in England and France c 1300 c 1500

Author: Christopher Fletcher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107089907
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: History

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.