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Fully revised and updated with a brand new, student-friendly design, Dennis Kavanagh's successful British Politics: Continuities and Change provides a classic introductory text for undergraduate students.

Widely acknowledged throughout the world as a leading expert on UK politics, Kavanagh has produced a lucid analysis of the British political system, designed for anyone taking a first course in the subject. Written in a clear, accessible style, with a brand new text design for quick and easy reference, British Politics covers all topics covered on undergraduate courses.

New features for the Third edition include:

·Two completely new chapters - Britain and Europe and The Mass Media and Politics, plus a re- assessment of the Irish Question in the light of the paramilitary Ceasefire

·New, larger format and a more accessible layout

·Boxed case studies highlighting key issues

·Innovative diagrams and illustrations complementing the text

·Student-friendly features, including essay topics, chronologies, chapter summaries, and guides to further reading

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From the Publisher

From the second edition:"'A thorough and balanced study."--Times Educational Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198781677
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Kavanagh is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool. He has written numerous books on British Politics, including The Powers behind the Prime Minister (Harper Collins, 1999) and British Politics Today 6/e (Manchester University Press, 1998).

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Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
List of Figures
List of Boxes
List of Tables
1 Understanding British Politics: The British Model 1
2 A United Kingdom? 19
3 The Constitution 43
4 Britain and Europe 71
5 Political Recruitment and Political Leadership 89
6 Elections and Voting 117
7 Political Parties 143
8 Interest Groups 181
9 The Mass Media and Politics 207
10 The Role of Government 225
11 Cabinet and Prime Minister 247
12 Parliament 281
13 Civil Servants and Administration 309
14 Local Government and Decentralization 335
15 The Judiciary and Rights 363
16 Conclusion 383
Bibliography 387
Index 400
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