Essentials of UK Politics: For AS and A-Level

Essentials of UK Politics: For AS and A-Level

by Andrew Heywood

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Essentials of UK Politics: For AS and A-Level by Andrew Heywood

The 4th edition of this popular textbook has been fully revised and updated to match the requirements for the new A level in Government and Politics for the Edexcel and AQA exam board specifications. Written by renowned author Andrew Heywood, this lively text expertly introduces A-level students to the basics of UK politics, and covers key areas including political parties, elections and referendums, voting behaviour and the media, the Constitution, Parliament, Judiciary and the European Union. Keeping pace with the tumultuousness of UK politics of the last few years, it incorporates coverage of the referendum on the UK’s European Union membership in 2016 and its consequences as well as the 2017 general election.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137611444
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 01/25/2018
Edition description: 4th ed. 2017
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

About the Author


Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Theory and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Politics and Government
PART ONE: POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE UK
2. Democracy and Participation
3. Elections and Referendums
4. Voting Behaviour and Electoral Outcomes
5. Political Parties
6. Pressure Groups
PART TWO: UK GOVERNMENT
7. The Constitution
8. Parliament
9. Prime Minister, Cabinet and Executive
10. The Judiciary
11. Devolution and the European Union

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Andrew Heywood's style is always clear, and the analysis crisp and decisive.' – The Times Educational Supplement

'[Heywood] has the knack of summarising complex matters with succinct clarity.' – Talking Politics

'If you are looking for a single textbook to meet all your students' needs, this is the one!' – Linda Jeffries, Old Palace School, Croydon, UK

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