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British politics today

7th edition

By Bill Jones and Dennis Kavanagh

British politics today

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6509-5
  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £10.99
  • Published Date: December 2003
  • BIC Category: Politics & government, International relations, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Society & social sciences / Politics & government, Politics
  • Series: Politics Today

Description

A short but comprehensive textbook for students of British politics which interprets changes over the last thirty years and analyses institutions within the context of British society and economics.

Contents

1. Britain since 1945
2. The social and economic context of politics
3. Political culture
4. Changing political ideas
5. The changing party system
6. The changing constitution
7. The electoral system and representation
8. Opinion polls
9. Electoral behaviour
10. Political recruitment
11. The media and politics
12. The monarchy and the House of Lords
13. The House of Commons
14. Devolution
15. The redress of citizens' grievances
16. The Judiciary
17. The role of the Prime Minister
18. The civil service
19. Government and the economy
20. Pressure groups
21. Is local government necessary?
22. Britain and the European Union
23. Political concepts

Authors

Bill Jones is the former Director of Extra-Mural Studies at Manchester University and currently Research Fellow in its Department of Government. Dennis Kavanagh is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool

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