Governing the UK

Governing the UK

by Gillian Peele
     
 

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This text explains the machinery and processes of British government, as well as the forces shaping the country's politics. Chapters focus on topics like the Constitution, the executive, the civil service, parliament, the electoral system, parties, public opinion and collective action, pressure groups, local government, regional diversity, the courts, accountability,… See more details below

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This text explains the machinery and processes of British government, as well as the forces shaping the country's politics. Chapters focus on topics like the Constitution, the executive, the civil service, parliament, the electoral system, parties, public opinion and collective action, pressure groups, local government, regional diversity, the courts, accountability, and the European Union. Peele teaches politics at Oxford University. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"An invaluable introduction to and guide through governing the United Kingdom in the 21st century". Nicholas J. Baldwin, Wroxton College of Fairleigh Dickinson University

"The fourth edition of this well-established textbook is exemplary ... the material is well structured and coverage is comprehensive, with a judicious mix of historical background and contemporary analysis. Extensive use of figures and tables brings a wealth of empirical detail to the account, and useful text-boxes explain key concepts or offer biographical sketches of important figures. This book is a must-have for any serious student of British politics." Mathew Humphrey, University of Nottingham

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631198864
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/06/1995
Series:
Modern Governments Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.77(w) x 9.61(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Gillian Peele is Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Lady Margaret Hall and University Lecturer in Politics at Oxford University. She has published widely on British and American politics.

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