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Politics UK

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ISBN-10: 1405824115

ISBN-13: 9781405824118

Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Bill Jones, Dennis Kavanagh, Michael Moran, Philip Norton

List price: $88.20
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First published in 1991, Politics UK is now in its sixth edition and continues to provide the most comprehensive, elegant and up to date coverage of all aspects of the British political system. The book presents a detailed examination of the core elements of the British political scene divided into six classic parts: context, defining the political world, the representative process, the legislative process, the executive process and the policy process. The sixth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised and is now in full colour throughout.
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Book details

List price: $88.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 904
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Bill Jones worked for Granada Television for 27 years, where he was an award-winning documentary maker. He now works as a freelance writer and programme maker. He was researching a documentary about the centenary of the Manchester running club Salford Harriers in 1985 when he first came across the story of John Tarrant (a former Harriers member) and it has haunted him ever since.

Michael Moran is professor of government at the University of Manchester Business School. A Fellow of the British Academy he writes on British politics, and on wider issues in political economy. The 3rd edition of his widely used textbook, Politics and Governance in the UK , is now in preparation.

#60;b#62;Philip Norton#60;/b#62; (Lord Norton of Louth) is Professor of Government and Director of the Centre for Legislative Studies in the University of Hull. His publications include 28 books, including #60;i#62;Parliament in British Politics#60;/i#62; (2005), #60;i#62;The British Polity#60;/i#62; (2010) and #60;i#62;Parliaments in Western Europe#60;/i#62; (3 vols, 1990,1996). He has served as President of the Politics Association and of the British Politics Group in the USA and as co-chair of the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists of the International Political Science Association. He was elevated to the peerage and served as first Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.

Context
Introduction: explaining politics
Historical context - globalization
The social and economic contexts
Defining the Political World
Ideology and the liberal tradition
Political ideas: key concepts
Political ideas: the major parties
Political ideas: themes and fringes And another thing . . . Who's steering this ship? Power in British politics
The Representative Process
Elections
Voting behaviour
The mass media and political communication
Pressure groups
Political parties
Pathways into politics
Devolution And another thing . . . Voting with our feet: The turn-out ? problem' in Britain
The Legislative Process
Introduction to Part 4
The changing constitution
The crown
The House of Commons
The House of Lords And another thing . . . The Premier League: Ranking Tony Blair
The Executive Process
The Cabinet and Prime Minister
Ministers, departments and civil servants
Civil service management and policy
Local government
The Judiciary And another thing . . . The marriage of true minds? The Blair/Brown relationship
The Policy Process
The policy making process
The politics of law and order
Social policy
Economic policy
British foreign and defence policy under the Blair government
Environmental policy
Northern Ireland
Britainand European integration
Labour in government: An assessment And another thing . . . Waging wars: foreign policy and terrorism
Glossary
Index