Politics and Governance in the UK / Edition 2

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Written specifically for undergraduate students, this is the first major new textbook on British politics of the twenty-first century and the first fully to reflect the new multi-level character of governance in its organization and content. A well-conceived range of features and illustrative material plus a website with a teachers' guide, OHP masters, a student guide, update materials and self-teaching questions complete the package.
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Editorial Reviews

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Review of previous edition: "Comprehensive, accessible, engaging and highly innovative, the second edition of this landmark text provides a judicious and creatively illustrated mix of theory, commentary and analysis. Moran brings British politics alive as never before." - Colin Hay, University of Sheffield, UK

Review of previous edition: "Unlike many British politics texts, Moran succeeds in weaving theoretical debates directly into the narrative, producing a comprehensive and readable volume that is easily accessible to students both inside and outside the UK." – Terrence Casey, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA, and Executive Director of the APSA British Politics Group.

Review of previous edition: "Politics and Governance in the UK provides one of the best and most illuminating frameworks for understanding the way Britain is governed. Revised to take account of the most recent research, the new edition is essential reading for all students of British politics.' – Andrew Gamble, University of Cambridge, UK

Review of previous edition: "Rigorously-researched, theoretically-informed, and, above all, incredibly readable, Politics and Governance in the UK is, quite simply, a tour de force of a textbook. It is an absolute 'must read' for all students of British politics". - Nicola Smith, University of Birmingham, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230289987
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Moran was for many years WJM Mackenzie Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, UK, where he taught numerous undergraduate courses, including the foundation first level course. He is now Professor in the University Business School, working with the research team 'Manchester Capitalism.' In addition he has published over ten single authored studies of British, European and American politics, on Political Economy and on the politics of financial markets. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Table of Contents

1 Why politics matters and why British politics matters 6
2 British politics : the historical context 21
3 Economy and society 39
4 Britain and the world 55
5 The constitution and the political culture 70
6 The European political system 90
7 The core executive in the Westminster system 114
8 Departments and agencies in the Westminster system 138
9 Representing interests in the Westminster system 160
10 Parliament in the Westminster system 186
11 The devolved systems of governance 217
12 The worlds of local and regional government : multi-level governance in action 248
13 How citizens participate 273
14 Parties and their organization 297
15 Parties and their ideologies 319
16 How political communication happens 341
17 How elections are decided 366
18 How leaders are selected 390
19 Understanding policy under multi-level governance 412
20 Understanding policy : framing policy controversies 436
21 Raising and allocating resources 451
22 The state, public order and security 471
23 The state and the citizen 493
24 Understanding the British state 518
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