Understanding British and European political issues

Second edition

By Krystyna McNaughton

Understanding British and European political issues

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8073-9
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £14.99
  • Published Date: August 2010
  • BIC Category: Politics, Comparative politics, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Society & social sciences / Comparative politics
  • Series: Understanding Politics


This new edition will be essential reading for all students studying politics at A2 level, as it covers the important issues as required by the main examining boards, and has been specifically tailored to the brand new Edexcel Route A specification. Fully updated to include the global recession and other recent political developments, it

looks at the important issues in British politics since 1945. It is also useful as an introductory reader for all those who are interested in the field.

Neil McNaughton is a seasoned writer at this level. He examines, on a chapter by chapter basis, the key issues of British politics today; economic policy, the Welfare State, law and order, environment policy, Northern Ireland, issues concerning women,

European integration and the European Union, and the impact of the European Union on Britain. In each case he describes the issues in detail and places them in their political context.

Written in an accessible style, with helpful features such as summaries, definition, tables and boxes to illuminate the points made and suggestions for additional reading and research, this book is urgently needed as students grapple with the issues thrown up by the new examinations.


List of figures
List of tables
1.Economic policy
2.The Welfare State
3.Law and order
4.Environment policy
5.Northern Ireland
6.Issues concerning women
7.European integration
8.Institutions of the European Union
9.European Union issues
10.Britain and the European Union
Additional reading and research


Neil McNaughton was former Head of Politics at University College School. He was curriculum adviser to the Times Educational Supplement and a principal examiner in A Level Government and Politics

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