Politics and Governance in the UK / Edition 2

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Overview

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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"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: 9780230289994
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (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

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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