Politics and Governance in the UK / Edition 2

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Providing the complete introduction to British politics for the beginning student, this highly successful text reflects the multi-level character of British governance in its organization and content. The fully updated new edition incorporates the outcome of the May 2010 election and the "new politics" of the coalition government.

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Praise for the first edition: 
"A major landmark in the teaching of British politics which should become the standard student text for the early 21st century. Comprehensive, accessible, engaging and highly innovative, it provides a judicious mix of theory, analysis and substance complemented by highly creative and meticulously researched illustrative material throughout. Moran brings British politics alive as never before." -- Professor Colin Hay, University of Birmingham, UK

"Authoritative yet clear and accessible: written by a leading expert this is the best new textbook on British politics for many years." -- Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK

"Drawing on the latest research Michael Moran provides a powerful new framework for understanding the way Britain is governed. It will be essential reading for all students of British politics." -- Professor Andrew Gamble, University of Sheffield, UK

"[A]n utterly reliable guide to British politics. The combination of range, fluency of style, theoretically-informed insights render it an impressive compendium of British politics." -- Eric Shaw, THES

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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 Holds the WJM Mackenzie Chair in Government at the University of Manchester, UK. A Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences, he is a past editor of Political Studies and Government and Opposition.

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Table of Contents

Why Politics Matters and Why British Politics Matters
Britain as a Capitalist Democracy
Britain in a Globalizing World 
Culture, Constitutions and British Politics
Europeanizing British Politics 
The Core Executive in the Westminster System
Departments and Agencies in the Westminster System
Representing Interests in the Westminster System
Parliament in the Westminster System
The Devolved Systems of Governance: Scotland and Wales
Devolved Government in Northern Ireland 
The Worlds of Local and Regional Government: Multi-level Governance in Action
How Citizens Participate
Parties and their Organization
Parties and their Ideologies
How Political Communication Happens
How Elections are Decided 
How Leaders are Selected
Understanding Policy Under Multi-level Governance
Raising and Allocating Resources
The State, Public Order and Security
The State and the Citizen
Understanding the British State, Theories and Evidence

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