UK Government & Politics Annual Update 2017

Author: Neil McNaughton
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1471868001
Category: Political Science
Page: 72
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Topical, up-to-date and essential reading for exam success. Featuring information and analysis of recent events in UK politics, UK Government & Politics Annual Update provides you with topical material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced teacher and examiner and edited by an acknowledged expert in the field of UK politics, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades. - Reviews all the key events and developments in UK politics that you need to know - Up-to-date examples and data to help you present knowledgeable and persuasive arguments - Written by an experienced teacher and examiner who knows what you need to know to get your top grades - The perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to achieve your best in your exams Contents Chapter 1 The EU referendum: why did 'Leave' win? Chapter 2 Referendums: a triumph for popular democracy or a flawed democratic process? Chapter 3 Theresa May: how and why did she become prime minister? Chapter 4 David Cameron: a verdict on his premiership Chapter 5 Brexit: will it lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom? Chapter 6 The Labour Party: time to split? Chapter 7 The 2016 elections to devolved administrations: does PR work? Chapter 8 Elected mayors: a new start for local democracy? Chapter 9 The Liberal Democrats: do they have a future? Chapter 10 Public opinion polls: time for regulation?

UK Government & Politics Annual Update 2018

Author: Neil McNaughton
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1510415777
Category: Political Science
Page: 72
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Topical reading essential for exam success. - Review all the key developments in UK politics from the last year, with expert analysis you can draw on both throughout your course and in the exams - Go beyond your textbooks to build a bank of up-to-date examples and data, helping you develop knowledgeable and persuasive arguments - Know how to hit the highest grades with guidance from experienced teachers and authors, Neil McNaughton and Eric Magee Contents Chapter 1: The 2017 general election: an earthquake or just a tremor? Chapter 2: After the 2017 general election: governing without a majority Chapter 3: City and regional mayors: how much power do they really have? Chapter 4: The Central Executive: what happened to collective responsibility? Chapter 5: Pluralism: Does social media enhance or threaten democracy? Chapter 6: The Supreme Court: is it too powerful? Chapter 7: Pressure groups: three contemporary case studies (the Fawcett Society, the Taxpayers' Alliance, UK Finance) Chapter 8: Time for a British Bill of Rights? Chapter 9: European Union: what are the key issues for Brexit? Chapter 10: Scotland: is nationalism in terminal decline?

US Government and Politics Annual Update 2013

Author: Anthony J Bennett
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144418475X
Category: Political Science
Page: 72
View: 438

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Featuring information and analysis of recent events in US politics, with full coverage of the 2012 presidential election, this book provides you with topical source material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced and acknowledged expert in the field of US politics, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades at A2. The key developments of 2012 you need to know including the Presidential Election Up-to-date examples and data to help you achieve the highest grades Written by experienced authors and senior examiners who know what you need to know to get those top gradesThe perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to succeed in your exams


The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else
Author: Chrystia Freeland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101595949
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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A Financial Times Best Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but recently what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Forget the 1 percent—Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at breakneck speed. Most of these new fortunes are not inherited, amassed instead by perceptive businesspeople who see themselves as deserving victors in a cutthroat international competition. With empathy and intelligence, Plutocrats reveals the consequences of concentrating the world’s wealth into fewer and fewer hands. Propelled by fascinating original interviews with the plutocrats themselves, Plutocrats is a tour de force of social and economic history, the definitive examination of inequality in our time.

The Yale Book of Quotations

Author: Fred R. Shapiro
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300107982
Category: Reference
Page: 1067
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More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences.

The Middle East and South Asia 2012

Author: Malcolm Russell
Publisher: Stryker Post
ISBN: 1610488903
Category: Reference
Page: 285
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This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures and economies of the 24 nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politics, the Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose shari’a law, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the bus. Readers bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israel’s scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence.

Science in a Democratic Society

Author: Susan M. Schneider
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616144084
Category: Science
Page: 270
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Are ghosts real? Are there truly haunted places, only haunted people, or both? And how can we know? Taking neither a credulous nor a dismissive approach, this first-of-its-kind book solves those perplexing mysteries and more-even answering the question of why we care so very much. From the most ancient times, people have experienced apparent contact with spirits of the dead. Some have awakened to see a ghost at their bedside or encountered a spectral figure gliding through a medieval castle. Others have seemingly communicated with spirits, like the Old Testament's Witch of Endor, the spiritualists whose darkroom séances provoked scientific controversy in the last two centuries, or today's "psychic mediums," like John Edward or Sylvia Browne, who seem to reach the "Other Side" even under the glare of television lights. Currently, equipment-laden ghost hunters stalk their quarry in haunted places-from urban houses to country graveyards-recording "anomalies" they insist cannot be explained. Putting aside purely romantic tales, this book examines the actual evidence for such contact-from eyewitness accounts to mediumistic productions (such as diaphanous forms materializing in dim light), spirit photographs, ghost-detection phenomena, and even CSI-type trace evidence. Offering numerous exciting case studies, this book engages in serious investigation rather than breathless mystifying. Pseudoscience, folk legends, and outright hoaxes are challenged and exposed, while the historical, cultural, and scientific aspects of ghost experiences and haunting reports are carefully explored. The author-the world's only professional paranormal investigator-brings his skills as a stage magician, private detective, folklorist, and forensic science writer to bear on a topic that demands serious study.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

The English Legal System

Author: David Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136332286
Category: Law
Page: 768
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Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. This latest edition of The English Legal System presents and analyses changes made to the legal system by the coalition government, and digests recent legislation and case law. The Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, the Crime and Security Act 2010, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, new European law, and the latest decisions of the Supreme Court are all incorporated into the text, and this edition also digests recent research on the work of juries and the criminal courts, and the 2011 changes to the regulation of, and Government contributions towards, legal services. Key learning features include: a clear and logical structure with short, manageable, well-structured individual chapters; useful chapter summaries which act as a good check point for students; sources for further reading and suggested websites at the end of each chapter to point students towards further learning pathways; an online skills network including how tos, practical examples, tips, advice and interactive examples of English law in action. Relied upon by generations of students, Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System is a permanent fixture in this ever evolving subject.

Britannia Unchained

Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity
Author: Kwasi Kwarteng,Priti Patel,Dominic Raab,Chris Skidmore,Elizabeth Truss
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137032243
Page: 144
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Britain is at a cross-roads; from the economy, to the education system, to social mobility, Britain must learn the rules of the 21st century, or face a slide into mediocrity. Brittania Unchained travels around the world, exploring the nations that are triumphing in this new age, seeking lessons Britain must implement to carve out a bright future.

The 48 Laws Of Power

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651348
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 463
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'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

Canada 2012

Author: Wayne C. Thompson
Publisher: Stryker Post
ISBN: 1610488849
Category: Reference
Page: 210
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This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present. It is broken down into sections dealing with Canada’s culture, geography, people, history (from New France to the constitutional debates in the late 20th century), political system (including the constitution, monarchy, executive, parliament, legal and court system, federalism and the provinces, provincial governments, parties and elections), defense, economy, future and bibliography.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2007

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442617241
Category: Political Science
Page: 322
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The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important national events and considers their significance in local and international contexts. This latest instalment covers a year of dramatic activity in provincial politics. In 2007 the economy continued on its remarkable run of growth, allowing the new Conservative government to continue its predecessor’s tradition of presenting a balanced budget while further reducing Canadians’ taxes and increasing government spending. With the opposition Liberals not looking to engineer a quick election, federal politics was both cautious and static. In the provinces, however, the Liberals won electoral victories in Quebec and Ontario, while the NDP won a third consecutive election in Manitoba. The Canadian dollar rose past parity with the American for the first time in almost 31 years, and the country celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

A2 US Government & Politics

Author: Anthony J. Bennett
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 9781444183542
Category: United States
Page: 400
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Get the most up-to-date commentary on US politics post the 2012 election, with this completely revised 4th edition of our best selling textbook, covering the key topics for all exam boards. A2 US Government and Politics combines informed discussion with the latest facts and figures to provide comprehensive and accessible coverage of core topics in US Government and Politics. - Extend your knowledge and improve key skills with comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in US politics including federalism under Obama, the Tea Party Movement, increased partisanship, recent Supreme Court cases as well as a number of examples drawn from Obama's first term. - Definitions of key terms and concepts help to clarify knowledge and understanding of political language - Exam focus sections at the end of each chapter tests and develop your understanding of key topics, offering practice for short and essay questions - New 'Activity' and Debate' boxes throughout the text provide a good basis for discussion, extending knowledge and debate on controversial questions.

Healthy Lives, Healthy People

Our Strategy for Public Health in England
Author: Great Britain: Department of Health
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780101798525
Category: Political Science
Page: 96
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The Government recognises that many lifestyle-driven health problems are at alarming levels: obesity; high rates of sexually transmitted infections; a relatively large population of drug users; rising levels of harm from alcohol; 80,000 deaths a year from smoking; poor mental health; health inequalities between rich and poor. This white paper outlines the Government's proposals to protect the population from serious health threats; help people live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives; and improve the health of the poorest. It aims to empower individuals to make healthy choices and give communities and local government the freedom, responsibility and funding to innovate and develop ways of improving public health in their area. The paper responds to Sir Michael Marmot's strategic review of health inequalities in England post 2010 - "Fair society, healthy lives" (available at and adopts its life course framework for tackling the wider social determinants of health. A new dedicated public health service - Public Health England - will be created to ensure excellence, expertise and responsiveness, particularly on health protection where a national response is vital. The paper gives a timetable showing how the proposals will be implemented and an annex sets out a vision of the role of the Director of Public Health. The Department is also publishing a fuller story on the health of England in "Our health and wellbeing today" (, detailing the challenges and opportunities, and in 2011 will issue documents on major public health issues.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

50th Anniversary Edition
Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226458148
Category: Science
Page: 264
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

Universal Credit

Welfare That Works
Author: Great Britain: Department for Work and Pensions
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780101795722
Category: Political Science
Page: 68
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This white paper sets out the Government's plans to introduce legislation to reform the welfare system by creating a new universal credit. This universal credit will radically simplify the system to make work pay and combat worklessness and poverty. The consultation document (Cm. 7913, ISBN 9780101791328) spelt out the issues and the consultation responses (Cm. 7971, ISBN 9780101797122), publishing simultaneously with this paper, broadly welcomed the proposals that were put forward. Universal credit is an integrated working-age credit that will provide a basic allowance with additional elements for children, disability, housing and caring. It will support people both in and out of work replacing working tax credit, child tax credit, housing benefit, income support, income-based jobseeker's allowance and income related employment and support allowance. The universal credit will improve financial work incentives by ensuring that support reduction is tapered at a consistent and managed rate. It will also be backed up by a strong system of conditionality. As a simpler system managed by one department it will reduce the scope for costly errors and fraud. The universal credit will not replace: contributory jobseeker's allowance & contributory employment and support allowance which will continue aligned to earnings; disability living allowance; child benefit; and bereavement benefits, statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, maternity allowance and industrial injuries disablement benefit

Becoming Right

How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives
Author: Amy J. Binder,Kate Wood
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691145377
Category: Education
Page: 399
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""Becoming Right" vividly illustrates how conservative students experience the university--and how these experiences differ by campus. This beautifully written book is a must read for anyone who seeks to understand the political socialization of conservative leaders and the sources of cleavages within contemporary conservative politics. Appealing to a wide audience, this is a powerful and original approach to the analysis of undergraduate life."--Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan "Social scientists have paid surprisingly little attention to conservative college students. "Becoming Right" remedies this with a penetrating analysis of the diverse political styles that can be found among students on the right, and of the campus settings that foster them. This important contribution to political sociology and the sociology of higher education has lessons to teach all readers about the complexity of the conservative movement and the passions of conservative collegians."--Neil Gross, University of British Columbia "Offering a fascinating and nuanced portrait of young conservatives and their political commitments, Binder and Wood provide invaluable insight into this important but overlooked segment of American politics. Their analysis also illuminates the ways in which universities shape political identity and behavior, and is certain to stimulate new inquiries into the formation of political culture."--Julie A. Reuben, Harvard University "The rise of conservatism on campus has been a central priority of well-funded think tanks and advocacy groups in their efforts to keep the pipeline full of potential leaders for each new generation. This splendid study of the contemporary campus right fills a huge gap in the public's understanding of the most recent wave of conservative cadre building."--Paul J. DiMaggio, Princeton University ""Becoming Right" marshals novel, nuanced material to depict styles of conservative political organization at two U.S. universities. The big finding is that organizational context matters--a lot--for how undergraduates come to think of themselves as political subjects, how they act and react toward their campuses, and how they imagine their own futures. This book clearly demonstrates that political actors are made, not born."--Mitchell L. Stevens, Stanford University

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster

Risk, Recovery, and Insurance Implications
Author: Rawle O. King
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437937101
Category: Law
Page: 21
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The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest spill to have occurred in U.S. waters. The scale of clean-up costs and third-party damages has prompted congressional review of clean-up and damage compensation mechanisms, as well as of ways to facilitate future oil spill prevention, response, and recovery. A key element is the role of insurance in ensuring that costs of spills can be financed. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Incident; (3) The Offshore Energy Exploration and Production Business: Risk Management and the Demand for Insurance; (4) Offshore Energy Insurance Market; (5) Compensating Oil Pollution Victims; (6) Policy Issues. Illus.