Politics UK


Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton,Oliver Daddow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113485689X
Category: Political Science
Page: 692
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This revised and updated ninth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensable introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British political history and an incisive introduction to the issues and challenges facing Britain today, including the European referendum and Brexit. The ninth edition welcomes brand new material from seven new contributors to complement the rigorously updated and highly respected chapters retained from the previous edition. It delivers excellent coverage of contemporary events including a new chapter on Euro-scepticism and the European referendum, an assessment of the performance of Labour’s leadership, the trials and tribulations of the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, and the evolving devolution debate in Scotland, led by the Scottish Nationalist Party. Features of the new edition include: Britain in context boxes offering contrasting international perspectives on key themes in British politics A comprehensive ‘who’s who’ of politics in the form of Profile boxes featuring key political figures And another thing . . . pieces containing short articles written by distinguished commentators including Mark Garnett, Sir David Omand, Richard Wilkinson and Sir Simon Jenkins An epilogue analyzing the turbulent state of UK politics following the European referendum With chapters written by highly respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for all students of British politics.

Young People and Politics in the UK

Apathy or Alienation?
Author: D. Marsh,T. O ́Toole,S. Jones
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230625630
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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This book examines how young people understand and live politics, using innovative research methods. It treats age, class, gender and ethnicity as political 'lived experiences'. It concludes that young people are alienated, rather than apathetic, and that their interests and concerns are rarely addressed within mainstream political institutions.

Politics and Governance in the UK


Author: Michael Moran
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137365986
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
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This thoroughly revised third edition of a much praised, comprehensive text on British politics and governance takes into account developments up to and including the 2015 General Election and reflects on the recent upheavals in Britain's constitutional settlement.

Politics UK


Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton,Oliver Daddow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113485689X
Category: Political Science
Page: 692
View: 2365

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This revised and updated ninth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensable introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British political history and an incisive introduction to the issues and challenges facing Britain today, including the European referendum and Brexit. The ninth edition welcomes brand new material from seven new contributors to complement the rigorously updated and highly respected chapters retained from the previous edition. It delivers excellent coverage of contemporary events including a new chapter on Euro-scepticism and the European referendum, an assessment of the performance of Labour’s leadership, the trials and tribulations of the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, and the evolving devolution debate in Scotland, led by the Scottish Nationalist Party. Features of the new edition include: Britain in context boxes offering contrasting international perspectives on key themes in British politics A comprehensive ‘who’s who’ of politics in the form of Profile boxes featuring key political figures And another thing . . . pieces containing short articles written by distinguished commentators including Mark Garnett, Sir David Omand, Richard Wilkinson and Sir Simon Jenkins An epilogue analyzing the turbulent state of UK politics following the European referendum With chapters written by highly respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for all students of British politics.

The Politics of Regulation in the UK

Between Tradition, Contingency and Crisis
Author: Daniel Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137461993
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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This book explores the discourse of regulatory crisis in the UK and examines why, despite the increasing contestation of the principles underpinning the regulatory state, its institutions and practices continue to be firmly embedded within the governance of the British state. It considers its implications for our understanding of the contemporary nature of the British state, and to the study of regulation which is no longer confined to the domain of low politics, populated by technocrats, but is scrutinised by elected politicians, and the subject of the front pages rather than the financial pages. The author sets the British regulatory tradition in a wider context, both spatially, in terms of the challenges presented by Europeanisation, and temporally, critically analysing the process of crisis construction in the narratives of neoliberalism and participatory democracy in the contemporary era.

The Politics of Health Policy Reform in the UK

England’s Permanent Revolution
Author: Calum Paton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137473436
Category: Political Science
Page: 212
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This book explains the politics of thirty years of ‘market reform’ in the English NHS, with the rest of the UK a counter-factual. Paton shows how each subsequent reform has been shaped by the confusion left by the previous reform. The long-term ideology has been anti-statist but policy-making at each stage of ‘reform’ has been driven by short-term politics. The outcome in England has been ever-increasing complexity in the NHS, with significantly increased management costs and no commensurate benefit.

Austerity Politics and UK Economic Policy


Author: Craig Berry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137590106
Category: Political Science
Page: 116
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Craig Berry assesses UK economic policy in the wake of the financial crisis through the lens of the austerity agenda, focusing on monetary policy, economic rebalancing, industrial and regional policy, the labour market, welfare reform and budgetary management. He argues that austerity is geared towards a resurrection of financialisation and the UK’s pre-crisis economic model, through the transformation of individual behaviour and demonisation of the state. Cutting public spending and debt in the short term is, at most, a secondary concern for the UK policy elite. However, the underlying purpose of austerity is frequently misunderstood due to its conflation with a narrow deficit reduction agenda, not least by its Keynesian critics. Berry also demonstrates how austerity has effectively dismantled the prospect of a centre-left alternative to neoliberalism.

Political Traditions and UK Politics


Author: M. Hall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230336825
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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An exploration of political traditions and their usage in explanations of British politics. This book includes an evaluation of both classical and critical approaches to the British Political Tradition. It also analyses more recent uses of political tradition by Bevir, Rhodes and Marquand.

Political Parties in the UK


Author: Alistair Clark
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230368689
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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A systematic and comprehensive introduction to party politics throughout the UK combining chapters on each of the main parties (Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats) with an assessment of the post-devolution party systems of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the EU dimension and the recent Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Essentials of UK Politics

For AS and A-Level
Author: Andrew Heywood
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137611464
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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The new edition of this best-selling textbook, from the UK's leading politics textbook author, is written specifically to meet the needs of students who are studying the new 2017 A level specification for UK Government and Politics. It is a lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the subject, and gives full coverage of the Edexcel and AQA specifications. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the election of a Conservative majority government after a term of coalition politics, and will take account of the 2017 general election. Key features: • Previews – introduce each chapter and highlight the key areas to be covered • UK Politics in Action – discuss the issues raised by a significant event or development • On-page definitions – define key terms in a single sentence • Key Concept... boxes – flesh out political ideas and concepts • Focus on... boxes – explain important political processes • By comparison – contrast aspects of the UK and US political systems (which forms one of the required unit options for assessment) • Debating... – give the arguments on both sides of contentious issues • Exam-style questions – test understanding and help with exam preparation • Milestones - charting key historical developments

Understanding British Party Politics


Author: Stephen Driver
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 074564077X
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
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`This is an excellent text which charts a safe path for students through the minefield that is contemporary British party politics in a wonderfully efficient yet engaging way.'---Colin Hay, University Of Sheffield --

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia


Author: Nataliya Danilova
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137395710
Category: History
Page: 256
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This book analyses contemporary war commemoration in Britain and Russia. Focusing on the political aspects of remembrance, it explores the instrumentalisation of memory for managing civil-military relations and garnering public support for conflicts. It explains the nexus between remembrance, militarisation and nationalism in modern societies.

Politics UK

Featuring 2005 Election Update
Author: Dennis Kavanagh,Bill Jones,Michael Moran,Philip Norton,Barrie Axford,Simon Heffer
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781405832403
Category: Political Science
Page: 817
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This bestselling British politics text now incorporates a chapter about the 2005 general election.

British Politics


Author: Richard S. Grayson
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780749686
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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No one saw it coming. No pundit, no pollster and no political leader predicted David Cameron’s Conservative Party would win a majority of seats in Parliament and his three main opponents would resign as party leaders. The consequences of the coalition also became clear as the Liberal Democrats fell dramatically from grace, and lost their spot as Britain’s third party. And despite Scotland voting ‘NO’ to independence in 2014, the election result also threatens the Union, with the Scottish National Party winning all but three of the country’s seats. In this timely edition, Richard S. Grayson analyses Britain’s changing political landscape, and explores the role of the media, the European Union and the UK’s ‘special relationship’ with the US. Thorough and incisive, British Politics: A Beginner’s Guide is the perfect introduction to the structure, parties and personalities of British Government today.

Politics UK


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467276936
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Politics UK. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

My Revision Notes: Edexcel AS/A-level Politics: UK Government and Politics


Author: Neil McNaughton
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471889688
Category: Study Aids
Page: 128
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Target success in politics with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes, every student can: Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid - Get exam ready with extra quick quizzes and answers to the practice questions available online

The Politics Book


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465441077
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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The Politics Book clearly and simply explains more than one hundred groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Politics Book elucidates the theoretical foundations-as well as the practical applications-of political thought, making abstract concepts concrete. The Politics Book includes innovative ideas from ancient and medieval philosophers ranging from Confucius and Thomas Aquinas to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky. The voices that have shaped modern politics today, from Mao Zedong to Malcolm X, are also included, giving anyone with an interest in politics an essential resource to political thinking and policy. The Politics Book includes: - Key ideas from more than one hundred of the great politicians and political thinkers from antiquity to present day - Biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of each idea - A reference section with a glossary of political terms and a directory of political thinkers The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Politics Book will help even the complete novice understand the fascinating world of political thought.

The Politics of Healthcare in Britain


Author: Stephen Harrison,Ruth McDonald
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446238385
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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'This is an excellent textbook for which there is currently a niche in the market. The chapters on rationing, professionalism, politics of clinical knowledge and the politics of democracy and participation are particularly strong and will be invaluable to students of health policy, health studies and health service research' - Professor Michael Calnan, University of Bristol Written by leading academics in their field, this book provides a clear and considered overview of the politics of health care in Britain. Bringing together a wide range of material on both past events and recent developments, the chapters cover issues such as the politics of health professionalism, clinical knowledge and organisation and management. Each chapter offers a a unique combination of theory, historical detail and analysis of contemporary events. It features case studies to illustrate how policy has evolved and developed in recent years, and the implications these changes have for practice. Written in an accessible style the chapters also include comprehensive introductions, summaries and further reading sections. The final chapter is based on three detailed case studies that illuminate the tensions and debates discussed throughout the book. The Politics of Healthcare in Britain is a timely and authoritative textbook that covers a key topic of the curriculum whilst also contributing to topical debates. The book will be essential reading for students of social policy, health policy, public policy and nursing. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of health care.

UK Government & Politics


Author: Andy Williams
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331580
Category: Great Britain
Page: 246
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This edition is revised in the light of the change of government in 1997 and the compulsory UK sections of the A levels syllabuses. Additions include: comparisons with the USA and Europe; Europe; and party politics.

Voices of the UK Left

Rhetoric, Ideology and the Performance of Politics
Author: Judi Atkins,John Gaffney
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319519026
Category: Political Science
Page: 250
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This book brings together a team of specialists to explore why some left-wing politicians are able to communicate their message effectively, whereas others struggle to connect with the public. To address this question, it analyses the rhetoric and narratives employed by figures from British and Welsh Labour, the Green Party, the Scottish National Party and the radical left, as well as the anti-austerity movement. In doing so, the collection offers insights into why the performances of political actors such as Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon resonate with a wide audience, whereas some - like Jeremy Corbyn - have limited appeal beyond the party faithful. The volume provides an accessible examination of the language and ideas of the UK left, while offering a novel perspective on the challenges currently facing the Labour Party. It will therefore appeal to a wide readership, including scholars and students of rhetoric, ideology, political leadership, and British politics.