UK Government and Politics

Author: Philip Lynch,Peter Lynch,Paul Fairclough

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340986639

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 9047

A comprehensive and accessible textbook for AS students across all exam boards. The best-selling AS UK Government & Politics is carefully structured around the specifications, combining informed discussion with the key facts and figures. - Definitions of key terms and concepts help understanding and revision. - Exam focus sections at the end of each chapter offer source-based exercises relating to the text, as well as assignments for extension work, drawing on suggested reading and website listings. - Free extra content available at www.hodderplus.co.uk/philipallan, including web-based extension tasks, PowerPoint summaries and revision advice.

A2 US Government & Politics

Author: Anthony J. Bennett

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781444183542

Category: United States

Page: 400

View: 6663

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.

Essentials of UK Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137530766

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 1074

Updated to cover the period up to and including the 2015 General Election, the new edition of this best-selling AS-level text covers all topics in the Edexcel and AQA syllabi and the core requirements of other boards. Written by a top textbook author and chief examiner, it is packed with features to aid learning and revision.

Exploring British Politics

Author: Mark Garnett,Philip Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317551648

Category: Political Science

Page: 620

View: 2132

Exploring British Politics is a concise, comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject. Fully updated and revised, the new edition covers the 2015 general election and recent developments in the role of political parties, changes in party ideology, the UK's relationship with the European Union, and the future of the UK itself. Designed to stimulate critical analysis and provoke lively debate, it provides new perspectives on two key themes – the health of British democracy and the transition from traditional models of government to more flexible forms of ‘governance’. The special features of the new edition include: Comprehensive analysis of the 2015 general election and the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence A focus on topical controversies, such as the relationship between politicians and the media and the arguments for and against Human Rights legislation Explanation of the ways in which British governments have responded to dramatic social change, and to serious economic challenges in an era of ‘globalisation’ Extensive guides to further reading at the end of each chapter Whilst it provides the essential historical background for a full understanding of British politics, contemporary issues are to the fore throughout and readers are encouraged to scrutinise what is often taken for granted and to develop their own thoughts and ideas. Whether studying the subject for the first time or revisiting it, Exploring British Politics is the ideal undergraduate text.

UK Government & Politics

Annual Update 2014

Author: Neil McNaughton,Eric Magee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471804694

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 5310

European Politics

A Comparative Introduction

Author: Tim Bale

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137105860

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 4633

This popular and highly praised text provides a lively and accessible introduction to the governance and politics of Europe. Thematically structured to address the key institutions and issues, it is genuinely pan-European in scope. Although no country is ignored, a range of representative countries (the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK) as well as the European Union itself, are used as key examples throughout the book and each of them is the subject of an in-depth double-page country profiles. The text is supported by a range of features, including: - Double-page country profiles with coverage of key issues - Debate boxes which give the pros and cons of contested issues - Key Point boxes to reinforce learning and aid revision - Further Reading, Web Links and Discussion Questions for each chapter The third edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of the latest developments and now includes coverage of the Eurozone crisis, governments' austerity measures and recent legislation affecting privacy and human rights.

Edexcel Government and Politics for AS

Author: Neil McNaughton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444178807

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 7151

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 for A-level Fifth Edition

Author: Anthony J Bennett

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1471889386

Category: Study Aids

Page: 450

View: 6193

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

The Canadian Regime

An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Sixth Edition

Author: Patrick Malcolmson,Richard Myers,Gerald Baier,Tom Bateman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442635983

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7119

Now in its sixth edition, The Canadian Regime continues to provide the most accessible introduction to the institutions, processes, and principles of the Canadian political system. The book's focus on the inner logic of parliamentary government explains the rationale for Canada's relatively complex political system, which the authors encourage readers to think of as an organic entity, where change in one area inevitably ripples through the rest of the system. The new edition includes the results of Canada’s 2015 federal election and looks ahead to consider changes resulting from the Liberal victory. It has been thoroughly updated and revised and introduces several new topics, such as the impact of the previous Conservative government on the conventions and practices of parliamentary government and the important influence of social media on politics. Two new co-authors, Gerald Baier and Thomas M.J. Bateman, join Patrick Malcolmson and Richard Myers to bring new expertise in the areas of federalism, judicial politics, Charter jurisprudence, political parties, and the ongoing health care debate.

UK Government and Politics Annual Update

General Election 2015

Author: Neil McNaughton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471854316

Category:

Page: 72

View: 5201

Full coverage and analysis of possibly the most significant, and certainly most interesting, election in modern times. Written by an experienced teacher and examiner, and edited by an acknowledged expert in the field of UK politics, this update provides you with topical material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. - Examines the parties' election campaigns, manifestos and policies - Reviews and explains the results, as well as looking at the task ahead for the new government - 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 Topics covered: - a comparison of the party manifestos - the impact of the televised debates - the result: who won, who lost, and why - the formation of the new government - the emerging new party system - whether the first-past-the-post electoral system can survive - how the result will affect the devolution debate - where now for UK politics?

An Introduction to African Politics

Author: Alex Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766339X

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

View: 6691

The fourth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world. How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic and religious identities on the continent affect government? Why has the military been so influential? How does African democracy differ from democracy in the West? These are the sorts of question tackled by the book. The result is a textbook that identifies the essential features of African politics, allowing students to grasp the recurring political patterns that have dominated this continent since independence. Key features include: Thematically organised, with individual chapters exploring issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, social class, ideology, legitimacy, authority, sovereignty and democracy. Identifies key recurrent themes such as the competitive relationships between the African state, its civil society and external interests. Contains useful boxed case studies at the end of each chapter, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Somalia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. Each chapter concludes with key terms and definitions, as well as questions and advice on further reading. This textbook is essential reading for students seeking an accessible introduction to the complex social relationships and events that characterise the politics of post-colonial Africa.

African American Politics

Author: Kendra King

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632807

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 5434

A comprehensive introduction to the role of African Americans in U.S. politics draws on a wide range of sources from census data and Gallup polls to landmark court rulings and first-hand interviews to cover such topics as the impact of race on socio-economic status, post-civil rights leadership, and the emergence of hip-hop as an alternative political voice.

A-Z UK Government and Politics Handbook

Author: Paul Fairclough,Eric Magee

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340991114

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 8391

The A-Z UK Government and Politics Handbook explains all the key terms in your A-level course, and has been completely updated for the new AS and A2 specifications. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by explanation, worked examples and cross-references where relevant. The handbook provides expert advice from a leading author that will help familiarise you with the language of UK government and politics; the more important the term, the more detailed the entry. It is invaluable for students of all pre-university courses, as well as undergraduates. This new digital edition includes free access to a supporting website to make searching for terms even quicker, and a free desktop widget to bring concise definitions instantly to your fingertips. For new students -- terms and concepts clearly explained Throughout the course -- full explanations of important and challenging concepts that will help you tackle your course assignments with confidence For focused exam revision -- detailed revision lists for each exam board and invaluable advice from leading examiners, both online and in the book

Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272449

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 1366

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

Russian Politics and Society

Author: Richard Sakwa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113412015X

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

View: 357

Having been fully revised and updated to reflect the considerable changes in Russia over the last decade, the fourth edition of this classic text builds on the strengths of the previous editions to provide a comprehensive and sophisticated analysis on Russian politics and society. New to this edition: extended coverage of electoral laws, party development and regional politics new chapter on the ‘phoney democracy’ period, 1991-93 historical evaluation of Yeltsin’s leadership full coverage of Putin’s presidency discussion of the development of civil society and the problems of democratic consolidation latest developments in the Chechnya conflict more on foreign policy issues the re-introduction of the Russian Constitution as an appendix an updated Select Bibliography more focus on the challenges facing Russia in the twenty-first century. Written in an accessible and lively style, this book is packed with detailed information on the central debates and issues in Russia’s difficult transformation. This makes it the best available textbook on the subject and is essential reading for all those concerned with the fate of Russia, and with the future of international society.

Politics Russia

Author: Catherine Danks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867408

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 2826

Politics Russia provides the most comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date introduction to all aspects of the political development of Russia in the post-communist era. Writing with the undergraduate student specifically in mind, Danks’ fluent style and masterly grasp of complex material will make this an indispensable guide for many years to come. Divided into five sections, Politics Russia maps a clear path towards an understanding of Russia and its politics in the twenty first century. In Part One the emergence of contemporary Russia is put into context by a consideration of the end of the USSR and the move towards democratization under Gorbachev. Part Two provides a clear-sighted and stimulating overview of the nature of the executive and the legislature in contemporary Russia. Part Three examines civil society, the role of the media and the representative process. Part Four is focussed on the policy process, from foreign and defence policies to the development of domestic social policies from the provision of healthcare to education. Part Five, the final, provides an overall consideration the contemporary state of Russia, examining the development from Yeltsin, to Putin to Medvedev, and considers the possible futures of the region. The book is supported by a host of pedagogical features, including: Annotated further reading lists Definitions of key political terms Short biographies of key figures

Governance and Politics of China

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 140390099X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 9628

Over the last 20 years of the 20th century, change in China has been breathtaking. Reform has affected every facet of life and has left no policy and institution untouched. How did China move from being one of the most isolated nations to being a major international player? Written by a leading academic authority who has also lived and worked in China, this text provides a thorough introduction to these changes and to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China.

Government and Politics in Britain

Author: John Kingdom

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745638898

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

View: 6854

The long-awaited fourth edition of this hugely popular textbook offers a uniquely comprehensive and illuminating introduction to government and politics in Britain today. Set against the turbulent background of a world in economic, ideological and religious flux, the book analyses key developments in twenty-first-century British politics – from the collapse of the longest-serving Labour government to the challenges posed by coalition politics and the decline of public trust in the ruling class. At the heart of the analysis is the issue of power: what is it and who has it? Fully revised and updated throughout, its 24 chapters explore issues at the cutting edge of political change and debate in Britain, including: Challenges to the unity of the UK and increasing uncertainty over its world role Disillusionment with traditional politics Changing patterns of political communication Identity crises within the political parties Threats facing the traditional institutions of government Tensions posed by austerity, social unrest and a growing gap between rich and poor Each chapter concludes with a summary, a set of key terms and concepts, questions for discussion, weblinks, and a guide to further reading, plus suggestions for novels, plays and films that will mix the business of study with pleasure and illustrate how politics affects most aspects of our lives. Widely acknowledged for its sharply critical edge and capacity to enthuse students, Government and Politics in Britain goes beyond mere facts to challenge conventional orthodoxies. Blending penetrating analysis with a witty and thought-provoking style, it will be essential reading for all students new to this fascinating and important subject.

US Government & Politics Annual Update 2018

Author: Anthony J Bennett

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1510416242

Category: Political Science

Page: 72

View: 1748

Topical reading essential for exam success. - Review all the key developments in US 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 teacher and author, Anthony J. Bennett Contents Chapter 1: The Trump cabinet Chapter 2: To what extent can a President reshape the Supreme Court? Chapter 3: The Supreme Court: the 2016/2017 term Chapter 4: The Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court Chapter 5: More from the 2016 elections Chapter 6: The 2018 midterm congressional elections Chapter 7: Where's the Democratic Party going? Chapter 8: Presidential pardons Chapter 9: An assessment of Trump's first year

The Modern History of Iraq

Author: Phebe Marr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042997406X

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 8503

The Modern History of Iraq is a remarkably readable account of contemporary Iraq, placing in historical perspective the crises and upheavals that continue to afflict the country. This text weaves together several important themes, including the search for a national identity, the struggle to achieve social and economic development, the changes in political dynamics, and the impact of foreign interventions, to provide readers with a holistic understanding of modern Iraq. Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition features more discussion of cultural identity and media and society. In addition, this edition includes two new chapters on the events and shifts in the country of the early twenty-first century-the US intervention and withdrawal, the stabilization and subsequent unraveling of the Maliki government, the effects of the Arab uprisings, and the rise of ISIS-and their political, economic, and social consequences. Written by noted Iraq scholar Phebe Marr with new co-author Ibrahim al-Marashi, this text is essential reading for readers who seek to understand modern Iraq in the context of historical perspective.