British politics today: Essentials

By Bill Jones and Dennis Kavanagh

British politics today: Essentials


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7939-9
  • Pages: 320
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £14.99
  • Published Date: January 2010
  • BIC Category: Politics & government, Comparative politics, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Society & social sciences / Politics & government, Politics
  • Series: Politics Today


Short, yet comprehensive. Completely up to date. Great value for money textbook by two established scholars .


1. Britain since 1945
2. The social and economic context of British 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. The redress of the citizens' grievances
15. The role of the Prime Minister
16. The Civil Service
17. Government and economy
18. Pressure groups
19. Is local government necessary?
20. Britain and the European Union
21. Political concepts


Bill Jones is Research Fellow in the Department of Government at the University of Manchester. Dennis Kavanagh is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool

British politics today: Essentials

By Bill Jones, Dennis Kavanagh

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