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Politics UK Featuring 2005 Election

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ISBN-10: 1405832401

ISBN-13: 9781405832403

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

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

List price: $81.67
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This best-selling and highly respected text provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the British polity and political system.Politics UK 5ecovers all of the core elements of an introductory undergraduate politics course - the constitution, social context, political ideology, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary as well as the major policy areas. The material is presented in a consistently clear and lively style, constantly challenging the student and raising thought-provoking issues. nbsp;PoliticsUK5ehas now been updated to include details of the 2005 general election.
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Book details

List price: $81.67
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 860
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
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…    

Editors
Guided Tour
Companion Website Information
Preface
Acknowledgments
2005 election update
Context
Introduction: explaining politics
The historical context: globalisation
The social and economic contexts
Concluding comment: Social capital in Britain
Defining the political world
Ideology and the liberal tradition
Political ideas: key concepts
Political ideas: the major parties
Political ideas: themes and fringes
Concluding comment: Finding the Third Way
The representative process
Elections
Voting behaviour
The mass media and political communication
Pressure groups
Political parties
Pathways into politics
Devolution
Concluding comment: Why are we such apathetic voters?
The legislative process
Introduction
The changing constitution
The crown
The House of Commons
The House of Lords
Concluding comment: Constitutional reform
The executive process
The Cabinet and Prime Minister
Ministers, departments and civil servants
Civil service management and policy
Local government
The judiciary
Concluding comment: Whitehall under Tony Blair
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
Britain and European integration
Labour in government: an assessment
Concluding comment: 'Twixt the USA and Europe
Glossary
Index