A2 US Government & Politics

Author: Anthony J. Bennett

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781444183542

Category: United States

Page: 400

View: 1578

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.

US Government & Politics Annual Update 2017

Author: Anthony J Bennett

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1471868028

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

View: 3253

Topical, up-to-date and essential reading for exam success. Featuring information and analysis of recent events in US politics, 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. - Reviews the key events and developments of 2016 you need to know - Students can analyse up-to-date examples and data to present knowledgeable and persuasive arguments - Written by an expert in US politics who knows what you need to know to get those top grades - The perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to succeed in your exams Contents Chapter 1 Still the 'invisible primary'? Chapter 2 The Democrats: Hillary...eventually Chapter 3 The Republicans: Trumped! Chapter 4 The conventions: hope trumps fear Chapter 5 The campaign Chapter 6 The result: an overview Chapter 7 Why did Trump win? Chapter 8 The congressional elections: ending divided government? Chapter 9 The Supreme Court in 2016

American Politics and Society

Author: David McKay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111916754X

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 8348

Now in its ninth edition, this popular introduction tackles the most recent trends in American politics and society through explanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes – adding valuable context for students by considering these procedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developments in American politics and society – exploring developments characterized by the deepest ideological divisions in recent memory Features new chapters on the performance of the Obama presidency and the polarization of American politics Focuses on the divisive ideological climate that now dominates American politics and which was exemplified by the bitter and polarized 2016 presidential election campaign Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerous illustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features, including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxes highlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background to contemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latest developments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective

US Government and Politics for A-level Fifth Edition

Author: Anthony J Bennett

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1471889386

Category: Study Aids

Page: 450

View: 9089

Let trusted author Anthony Bennett build your students political knowledge and understanding with our bestselling textbook, fully updated for the new specifications. Combining informed discussion with the latest facts and figures, this textbook provides accessible coverage of key topics for all exam boards. - Comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in US politics including the 2016 elections - Analysis and evaluation of the similarities and differences to UK politics - Definitions of key terms and concepts to help clarify knowledge and understanding of political language - Exam focus sections at the end of each chapter to test and develop understanding of key topics, offering practice for short and essay questions

Global Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137349271

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

View: 3489

This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.

US and Comparative Government and Politics

Author: Anthony J. Bennett

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781844894178

Category: Education

Page: 378

View: 1519

This highly popular textbook has been written specifically to meet the needs of A2 students, providing comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date coverage of core topics in US and comparative government and politics. Carefully structured around the specifications, the textbook combines authoritative discussion with the latest facts and figures. Frequent Summary boxes and definitions of Key Terms aid comprehension and revision, while an Exam Focus section at the end of each chapter offers source-based exercises relating to the text and assignments for extension work, drawing on further reading. This bestselling textbook has been written specifically to meet the needs of A2 students. It provides comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date coverage of the US and comparative US/UK topics on the main exam board specifications. The second edition has been fully updated to include the 2004 presidential election.

As UK Government and Politics

Author: Paul Fairclough,Philip Lynch

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781444183528

Category: Great Britain

Page: 368

View: 2890

The textbook covers the key topics for all exam boards, combining informed discussion with the latest facts and figures. It also presents an appropriate analysis of politics today compared with previous years, showing the dynamism of UK politics. - Extend your knowledge and improve key skills with comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in British politics including devolution and the EU, re-emergence of referendums, Labour's and coalition reforms, increased conflicts between judiciary and the executive, direct action and protests, and the reality of coalition government - Definitions of key terms and concepts help to clarify knowledge and understanding of political language - Exam focus sections at the end of each chapter and online at www.hodderplus.co.uk/philipallan, test and develop your understanding of key topics - New 'Activity', 'Stretch and Challenge' and 'Viewpoint' boxes throughout the text help to develop key analysis and evaluation skills, as well as being a good basis for discussion to extend knowledge and debate on controversial questions

Essentials of UK Politics

For AS and A-Level

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137611464

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 3006

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

Edexcel Government and Politics for AS

Author: Neil McNaughton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444178807

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 8301

This 4th edition has accessible, informed and specification-focused discussion of the key facts and ideas, to help you succeed in AS Politics. - Address the latest relevant political developments including the AV referendum, realities of coalition government, Scottish independence and the UK's relationship with the EU - Summarises and explains key terms to help you understand the most important points - An improved design to aid navigation and study CONTENTS Unit 1 - People and Politics Democracy and political participation Party policies and ideas Elections Pressure Groups Unit 2 - Governing the UK The UK constitution Parliament The prime minister and cabinet The judiciary and civil liberties

US Government and Politics

Author: Anthony J. Bennett

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9780860034506

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 116

View: 5135

Revision notes for students studying A2 US Government & Politics.

Content Analysis

An Introduction to Its Methodology

Author: Klaus Krippendorff

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506395643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 521

What matters in people’s social lives? What motivates and inspires our society? How do we enact what we know? Since the first edition published in 1980, Content Analysis has helped shape and define the field. In the highly anticipated Fourth Edition, award-winning scholar and author Klaus Krippendorff introduces you to the most current method of analyzing the textual fabric of contemporary society. Students and scholars will learn to treat data not as physical events but as communications that are created and disseminated to be seen, read, interpreted, enacted, and reflected upon according to the meanings they have for their recipients. Interpreting communications as texts in the contexts of their social uses distinguishes content analysis from other empirical methods of inquiry. Organized into three parts, Content Analysis first examines the conceptual aspects of content analysis, then discusses components such as unitizing and sampling, and concludes by showing readers how to trace the analytical paths and apply evaluative techniques. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised to offer you the most current techniques and research on content analysis, including new information on reliability and social media. You will also gain practical advice and experience for teaching academic and commercial researchers how to conduct content analysis.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136807047

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 4816

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272449

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 1228

Its lively, engaging style and authoritative and comprehensive coverage have made this highly successful text the first choice introduction to politics for students and instructors alike. The fourth edition has been has been systematically revised and updated to cover key developments such as the global economic crisis and the Arab Spring. The book also has a new more integrated chapter structure which makes it easier for students to see how different topics interrelate and takes better account of the increasing interdependence between domestic and world events. With an attractive new full-colour page design, each chapter includes a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate critical reflection: - Full-page Politics in Action boxes examine major political events from around the world and reflect on their significance for political science. - Debating boxes introduce the key controversies within politics and highlight arguments both for and against a particular proposition. - Illustrated Key Thinker profiles give detail about important figures and their ideas - Concept boxes offer a fuller discussion of important political terms and concepts, particularly those with complex or contested meanings

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D. Manning,Prabhakar Raghavan,Hinrich Schütze

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472100

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 4656

Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

Party Policy in Modern Democracies

Author: Kenneth Benoit,Michael Laver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134206186

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 7615

A new and wide-ranging empirical overview of party policy in 47 modern democracies, including all of the new democracies of Eastern Europe. It updates and radically extends Policy and Party Competition (1992), which established itself as a key mainstream data source for all political scientists exploring the policy positions of political parties. This essential text is divided into three clear parts: Part I introduces the study, themes and methodology Part II deals in depth with the wide range of issues involved in estimating and analyzing the policy positions of key political actors. Part III is the key data section that identifies key policy dimensions across the 47 countries, detailing their party positions and median legislators, and is complemented by graphical representations of each party system. This book is an invaluable reference for all political scientists, particularly those interested in party policy and comparative politics.

News Frames and National Security

Covering Big Brother

Author: Douglas M. McLeod,Dhavan V. Shah

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316123138

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 1551

Did media coverage contribute to Americans' tendency to favor national security over civil liberties following the 9/11 attacks? How did news framing of terrorist threats support the expanding surveillance state revealed by Edward Snowden? Douglas M. McLeod and Dhavan V. Shah explore the power of news coverage to render targeted groups suspicious and to spur support for government surveillance. They argue that the tendency of journalists to frame stories around individual targets of surveillance - personifying the domestic threat - shapes citizens' judgments about tolerance and participation, leading them to limit the civil liberties of a range of groups under scrutiny and to support 'Big Brother'.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319703447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 947

This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Economic Forum

ISBN: 9295044282

Category: Sex discrimination

Page: 196

View: 9586

"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.

My Revision Notes: Edexcel A2 Political Ideologies ePub

Author: Moyra Grant

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1444180916

Category: Political Science

Page: 80

View: 8932

Unlock your full potential with these revision guides which focus on the key content and skills you need to know. With My Revision Notes for Edexcel A2 Political Ideologies you can: Take control of your revision: plan and focus on the areas you need to revise, with content summaries and commentary from author Moyra Grant Improve your your ability to argue, explain and make important connections, which is essential for the synoptc questions Apply political terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words on all topics Perfect your essay-writing techniques to use logical argument backed up by relevant, up-to-date examples Get exam-ready with last-minute quick quizzes at http://www.hodderplus.co.uk/myrevisionnotes

Political Ideologies

Exam Revision Notes

Author: Daniel Woodley,David Woodley

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9780340990803

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 3904

Exam Revision Notes are the essential foundation for a successful revision programme. The aim of A2 Political Ideologies is to accelerate the learning process by providing systematic and concise coverage of the subject core, allowing you time to develop the higher-level skills of analysis and evaluation. Written by an experienced examiner, the notes are accompanied by short commentaries which highlight key points, identify common pitfalls and offer guidance on underlying patterns. This effective combination of essential notes and invaluable expert advice creates the ideal revision resource.