Contemporary British Politics

Author: Bill Coxall,Lynton Robins,Robert Leach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349148210

Category: Great Britain

Page: 452

View: 9308

The third edition of this leading textbook has been comprehensively updated and substantially revised to provide the first definitive introduction to British politics and government under New Labour. As well as according greater attention to the growing role of the European Union in British politics, this edition contains systematic comparisons between constitutional arrangements in the United Kingdom and in other leading democratic political systems. The book has been substantially redesigned with the addition of many new features.

British Politics

Author: Robert Leach,Bill Coxall,Lynton Robins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344224

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 2880

Systematically revised and updated, British Politics is an accessible and definitive guide to the shape of Britain's political institutions and processes. The new edition covers significant developments and events in British politics, such as the financial crisis and the 2010 general election, and provides full analysis of the first year of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. Incorporating useful learning aids throughout, the book examines the state of British politics set against the background of devolution within the UK and an ever-changing European and global environment. Key features • 'Comparative politics' boxes highlight differences and similarities with other political systems • 'MA26 controversy' boxes summarize debates on key issues • On-page glossary explains key words and concepts • Chapter summaries, questions for discussion and further reading to stimulate and reinforce learning • Illustrated 'key thinker' profiles • A companion website – – containing valuable additional material for students and lecturers

European Union Politics

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137453400

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 1759

This second edition of European Union Politics provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the EU. It gives readers a sense of the colour and flavour of EU politics, while systematic coverage of different theoretical perspectives encourages a more sophisticated understanding of the EU's development and function.


Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272449

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 8251

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

Mastering British Politics

Author: F.N. Forman,N.D.J. Baldwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021586

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

View: 3861

Containing all the information and analysis needed to understand the British system of Government and politics, Mastering British Politics is an essential text. This fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the results of and developments since the 2005 General Election.

Modern British History

Since 1900

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited

ISBN: 9780333719541

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 5935

This compelling text provides a thematic account of British history centering on the 20th century. To the traditional, chronological account of historic events, Black adds long-range thematic chapters reflecting the full range of topics. These include political structures, ideologies, wars and international relations, economic history, and social history as well as consumerism, media, and mass communication. The coverage is further enlivened with exhibits providing supplementary background information on key personalities and pivotal events, and numerous illustrations.

Developments in French Politics 5

Author: Alistair Cole,Sophie Meunier,Vincent Tiberj

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113716395X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7205

Developments in French Politics 5 provides a systematic assessment of French politics following the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. Bringing together an entirely new set of specifically-commissioned, its central theme is whether the discourse of reform - initiated by Sarkozy - has been translated into tangible change.

Politics and Governance in the UK

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137365986

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 4737

This thoroughly revised third edition of a much praised, comprehensive text on British politics and governance takes into account developments up to and including the 2015 General Election and reflects on the recent upheavals in Britain's constitutional settlement.

Political Ideology in Britain

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137332565

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 3924

As well as introducing the "mainstream" ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism, this text examines challenges from nationalist, feminist and Green thinkers, amongst others. Now in its third edition, it includes a new chapter on anarchism and assesses the continuing disillusionment of Britain with the ideas of the "Westminster elite".

The Politics of Ethnic Diversity in the British Isles

Author: R. Garbaye,P. Schnapper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351543

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

View: 9755

This book explores continuity and change in British multiculturalism. It offers an original perspective on British multiculturalism and also presents an exploration of the politics of ethnic diversity in all the national contexts of the British Isles as well as the United Kingdom.

Mixed Race Britain in The Twentieth Century

Author: Chamion Caballero,Peter J. Aspinall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137339284

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 4663

This book explores the overlooked history of racial mixing in Britain during the course of the twentieth century, a period in which there was considerable and influential public debate on the meanings and implications of intimately crossing racial boundaries. Based on research that formed the foundations of the British television series Mixed Britannia, the authors draw on a range of firsthand accounts and archival material to compare ‘official’ accounts of racial mixing and mixedness with those told by mixed race people, couples and families themselves. Mixed Race Britain in The Twentieth Century shows that alongside the more familiarly recognised experiences of social bigotry and racial prejudice there can also be glimpsed constant threads of tolerance, acceptance, inclusion and ‘ordinariness’. It presents a more complex and multifaceted history of mixed race Britain than is typically assumed, one that adds to the growing picture of the longstanding diversity and difference that is, and always has been, an ordinary and everyday feature of British life.

Politics UK

Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton,Oliver Daddow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113485689X

Category: Political Science

Page: 692

View: 1556

This revised and updated ninth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensable introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British political history and an incisive introduction to the issues and challenges facing Britain today, including the European referendum and Brexit. The ninth edition welcomes brand new material from seven new contributors to complement the rigorously updated and highly respected chapters retained from the previous edition. It delivers excellent coverage of contemporary events including a new chapter on Euro-scepticism and the European referendum, an assessment of the performance of Labour’s leadership, the trials and tribulations of the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, and the evolving devolution debate in Scotland, led by the Scottish Nationalist Party. Features of the new edition include: Britain in context boxes offering contrasting international perspectives on key themes in British politics A comprehensive ‘who’s who’ of politics in the form of Profile boxes featuring key political figures And another thing . . . pieces containing short articles written by distinguished commentators including Mark Garnett, Sir David Omand, Richard Wilkinson and Sir Simon Jenkins An epilogue analyzing the turbulent state of UK politics following the European referendum With chapters written by highly respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for all students of British politics.

Policy Agendas in British Politics

Author: P. John,A. Bertelli,W. Jennings,S. Bevan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390404

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 5667

Using a unique dataset spanning fifty years of policy-making in Britain, this book traces how topics like the economy, international affairs, and crime have shifted in importance. It takes a new approach to agenda setting called focused adaptatio n, and sheds new light on key points of change in British politics, such as Thatcherism and New Labour.

Cold War Britain

Author: M. Hopkins,M. Kandiah,G. Staerck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 140391978X

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 6208

Britain and the Cold War, 1945-1964 offers new perspectives on ways in which Britain fought the Cold War, and illuminates key areas of the policy formulation process. It argues that in many ways Britain and the United States perceived and handled the threat posed by the Communist bloc in similar terms: nevertheless, Britain's continuing global commitments, post-war economic problems and somestic considerations obliged her on occasion to tackle the threat rather differently.

Global Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137349271

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

View: 1334

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.

Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics

Empire of Dissent

Author: Valerie Wallace

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319704672

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 6753

This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain’s empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values. It re-evaluates five notorious Scottish reformers and unpacks the Presbyterian foundation to their political ideas: Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), a poet in Cape Town; Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843), an educator in Pictou; John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878), a church minister in Sydney; William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), a rebel in Toronto; and Samuel McDonald Martin (1805?-1848), a journalist in Auckland. The book weaves the five migrants’ stories together for the first time and demonstrates how the campaigns they led came to be intertwined. The book will appeal to historians of Scotland, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Empire and the Scottish diaspora.

A Very British Affair

Six Britons and the Development of Time Series Analysis During the 20th Century

Author: Terence C. Mills

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230369111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 437

View: 2842

This book develops the major themes of time series analysis from its beginnings in the early part of the 20th Century through to the present day. This is done by uniquely concentrating on the research of six distinguished British statisticians, Udny Yule, Maurice Kendall, James Durbin, George Box and Gwilym Jenkins, and Clive Granger, all of whose work is characterized by the British traits of pragmatism and the desire to solve practical problems of importance, accompanied by great technical skill and unusual integrity. Many of the key examples and graphics found in the seminal articles of these authors are recreated and their original voices are provided so that their readers can become acquainted with the contemporary views of the protagonists. This book should be of interest to anyone who desires an historical appreciation of the development of time series analysis and it also provides an essential background to current advanced textbooks on the subjects

The Politics of the Independence of Kenya

Author: K. Kyle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023037770X

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 9437

As with his critically acclaimed book on Suez, Keith Kyle revisits as a scholar ground that he first covered as a print and television journalist. After three introductory chapters covering the years 1895-1957, the core of the book examines in lively detail how Kenya moved from Mau Mau trauma to national freedom. The immediacy of the eye-witness, which older readers will remember from television reports, is now combined with the fruits of reflection and meticulous archival research to create a unique authoritative study of this vital period for Kenya, for Africa and for the British Empire.

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: 2829

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

Politics: An Introduction

Author: Barrie Axford,Richard Huggins,Rico Isaacs,Victoria Browne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429792956

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 9768

The second edition of this user-friendly text for students taking introductory courses in politics builds on the success of the first edition. It provides completely updated and stimulating coverage of topics essential to the understanding of contemporary politics. Ideal for students taking combined degrees at introductory level in politics and the social sciences, it emphasises the individual and social dimension of politics and covers theories and concepts in an accessible way. New features in the second edition include: * new examples drawn from Western democracies and other political systems * expanded sections on nationalism, religion, alternative politics, globalisation and ethnic conflict * updated examples from the most contemporary political events * biographies of key political thinkers and figures.