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.

The British Political Process

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

Written by those close to the political process, The British Political Processprovides an authoritative, reliable and manageable guide to understanding all the key elements of government and politics in Britain.

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.

Half a Century of British Politics

Author: Lynton J. Robins
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719048400
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: History

This volume brings together leading authorities in political science to assess 50 years of British political life from 1947. Retreat from empire to Europe, with all the adjustments which this entailed, is explored along with the changing nature of politics at home. The withdrawal of the welfare state, the persistence of poverty, along with the changing role of the state in society, are examined in terms of changing ideas and definitions. Political leadership, the changing party system, developments in the political culture, the growth in pressure group activity and the rise of the mass media are dissected to reveal critical events, trends and processes. The growing crisis in the territorial dimension of the United, or Disunited, Kingdom is discussed. Finally the impact of the information technology revolution on the scope and operation of government is assessed along with the constant urge to reform government in search of a better way.

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.

British System of Government

Author: Anthony H Birch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134670567
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: Political Science

The tenth edition of this acclaimed text continues to provide a lively, comprehensive and up-to-date account of British political institutions, of the way in which they operate, and of the society in which they developed. It includes new sections on the following key areas: the monarchy and the House of Lords the 1997 general election the transformation of the Labour party and the demise of the Tory's the European Union devolution the judicial system Northern Ireland.

British government and politics since 1945

Author: Frederick Fernand Ridley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023056471
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Political Science

Since 1945 Britain has moved from a Cabinet to a Prime Ministerial style of government, and from confrontational to consensual politics and back again. This volume surveys the state of British politics over the last fifty years and charts the changes in the central features of the Britishsystem of government and the types of individuals who become politicians.

Wage Politics in Britain

Author: Peter Dorey
ISBN: STANFORD:36105025970976
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: History

This text provides a comprehensive and in-depth account of the history of incomes policies in post-war Britain, detailing in particular attempts at securing wage restraint pursued by each government up to 1979, and how and why incomes policies were abandoned thereafter. (HB @ PB Price)

British Politics A Critical Introduction

Author: Stuart McAnulla
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826461557
Release Date: 2006-02-06
Genre: Political Science

This book provides students with a critical introduction to the British political system and the context of contemporary British policy making. Too often the importance of interpretation, to any understanding of British politics is neglected. Attention to conveying factual information takes precedence over developing theoretical understandings. This book is different, in that it provides an account of British politics that is conceptually and theoretically driven. It not only outlines the key features of British politics but which also provides critical perspectives on them. McAnulla uses particular concepts and theories to illuminate the key dynamics of British politics i.e. to the ideas, practices and relationships that sustain the political system. Particular attention is devoted to understanding contemporary developments through an appreciation of the traditional dynamics of British politics. >