The New British Politics

The New British Politics

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Overview

The New British Politics is one of the most comprehensive and successful introductions to British politics ever published. Now available in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, this clear, lively and authoritative text has an emphasis on law and order and the historical context of British politics. Written by internationally-known specialists, the book combines incisive and original analysis with direct presentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317865964
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 712
File size: 28 MB
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

Acknowledgements

List of abbreviations

INTRODUCTION

1. British politics in context: international, social, and historical settings

PART I HISTORY

2. The first industrial country: ideas and institutions 1688–1931

3. From government intervention back to free markets and a 'third way': ideas and institutions, 1931–2006

PART 2 GOVERNMENT

4. A British constitution?

5. The Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and the Core Executive

6. Ministries, ministers and mandarins: central government in Britain

7. The changing state: administrative reforms

PART 3 SOVEREIGNTY

8. Britain in Europe

9. Europe in Britain

10. Disuniting the Kingdom: Ireland

11. Devolution: Scotland, Wales and the English regions

12. Local democracy?

PART 4 POPULAR PARTICIPATION

13. Pressure groups

14. The mass media and pluralist democracy

15. Elections and voting

PART 5 REPRESENTATION

16. Political parties and party factions

17. Party ideologies and political representation

18. Parliament: the House of Lords and the House of Commons

PART 6 ORDER

19. The courts and the judiciary 

20. The police and policing

21. Security and secrecy

PART 7 POLICY

22. Foreign and defence policy

23. Environmental policy

24. Economic policy

25. Social policy

26. Equal opportunities

PART 8 ASSESSMENT

27. Problems, policies, processes and democracy, 1997–2006

Glossary

Author Index

Subject Index

 

 

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