Politics UK / Edition 7

Politics UK / Edition 7

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Politics UK / Edition 7

Written from a UK perspective in a consistently clear and lively style, constantly challenging the reader and raising thought-provoking issues, Politics UK examines, in an introductory fashion, the core elements of politics in the United Kingdom. Provides information on the constitution, political ideology, parliament, Prime Minister and departments of the government, elections and voting behavior, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary as well as the major policy areas. For anyone interested in the government and politics of the UK. Previous edition ISBN 0-132-69606-1.

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ISBN-13: 9781405899963
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/08/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of authorsix
Part 1Context1
Chapter 1Introduction: explaining politics3
Chapter 2The historical context: globalisation23
Chapter 3The social and economic contexts44
Concluding Comment: Progress on poverty66
Part 2Defining the political world73
Chapter 4Ideology and the liberal tradition75
Chapter 5Political ideas: key concepts88
Chapter 6Political ideas: the major parties104
Chapter 7Political ideas: themes and fringes121
Concluding Comment: Finding the Third Way137
Part 3The representative process141
Chapter 8Elections143
Chapter 9Voting behaviour162
Chapter 10The mass media and political communication177
Chapter 11Pressure groups205
Chapter 12Political parties231
Chapter 13Pathways into politics256
Chapter 14Devolution268
Concluding Comment: One party state?286
Part 4The legislative process291
Chapter 15The changing constitution297
Chapter 16The crown318
Chapter 17The House of Commons339
Chapter 18The House of Lords377
Concluding Comment: Constitutional reform403
Part 5The executive process407
Chapter 19The Cabinet and Prime Minister409
Chapter 20Ministers, departments and civil servants437
Chapter 21Civil service management and policy458
Chapter 22Local government478
Chapter 23The judiciary499
Concluding Comment: The revolution in Whitehall 1979-99522
Part 6The policy process525
Chapter 24The policy-making process527
Chapter 25The politics of law and order543
Chapter 26Social policy564
Chapter 27Economic policy579
Chapter 28British foreign and defence policy under the Blair government594
Chapter 29Environmental policy611
Chapter 30Northern Ireland633
Chapter 31Britain and European integration653
Chapter 32Tony Blair's New Labour government: an interim assessment679

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