British Politics

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 363

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 – www.palgrave.com/foundations/leach – containing valuable additional material for students and lecturers

Politics UK

Author: Bill Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 692

View: 474

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.

Global Politics

Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

View: 836

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.

European Union Politics

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 324

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.

A History of English Literature

Author: Michael Alexander

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 625

A History of English Literature has received exceptional reviews. Tracing the development of one of the world's richest literatures from the Old English period through to the present day, the narrative discusses a wide range of key authors but never loses its clarity or verve. Building on the book's established reputation and success, the third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It now provides a full final chapter on the contemporary scene, with more on genres and the impact of globalization. Features of this best-selling book include: • a helpful overview of each chapter • boxed biographies of authors, and tables of publications and historical events • on-page definitions of important terms and concepts • suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter to aid study • portraits of authors, illustrations, maps and an index. A History of English Literature remains the essential companion for anyone wishing to follow the unfolding of writing in England from its beginnings. It is ideal for those who know a few landmark texts, but little of the literary landscape that surrounds them; those who want to know what English literature consists of; and those who simply want to read its fascinating story.

Politics Companion

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 424

This student companion covers all the main aspects of political science from the nature and main components of the subject and key theories, thinkers and concepts to study skills and learning resources. Truly international in scope, it will be the ideal complement for students around the world to Palgrave's highly successful range of course texts.

The Europeanization of British Politics

Author: I. Bache

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

View: 795

This is a unique book-length accounts of the domestic impact of EU membership. Drawing on expert contributions, this volume provides a state of the art account of how membership has affected the institutions of central, devolved and local governance, the activities of organized interests, and major areas of public policy.

Palgrave Review of British Politics 2006

Author: Michael Rush

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 351

Written by a team of leading experts, The Palgrave Review of British Politics 2006 provides up-to-date coverage of developments in British government and politics. An indispensable reference book, it covers the entire political year and includes chapters on the constitution, government and administration, the law, Parliament, public policy, devolution, foreign policy, relations with the EU, local government, elections and public opinion, the party system, pressure politics, the media and democracy, plus a statistical appendix.

Britain in Global Politics Volume 2

From Churchill to Blair

Author: J. Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 580

This collection of essays focuses Britain's role in global affairs since the Second World War. The essays cover a broad field, from relations with Japan and China, through European and African developments, to defence planning in Whitehall.