• Political Science

Contemporary British Politics and Government

Author: P. G. Cocker,Alistair Jones
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781903499016
Category: Political Science
Page: 353
View: 9608
This book has been revised to reflect developments in politics and government into the start of the 21st century. It incorporates analysis of several contemporary issues such as Europe, ethnic issues and law and order.

    • Political Science

Euroscepticism in Contemporary British Politics

Opposition to Europe in the Conservative and Labour Parties since 1945
Author: Anthony Forster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134445512
Category: Political Science
Page: 168
View: 9874
Anthony Forster argues that euroscepticism, in addition to being a political stance, displays the seeds of becoming a new faith. Through a detailed analysis of British post-war politics, he shows the development of a core set of beliefs, a history of persecution, displays of moral rectitude in opposing Europe and the power of scepticism to change existing beliefs. This challenging new history of euroscepticism will be a valuable resource for undergraduate students of politics and European studies.

    • Great Britain

Contemporary British Politics

Author: Bill Coxall,Lynton Robins,Robert Leach
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349148210
Category: Great Britain
Page: 452
View: 8818
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.

    • Political Science

Political Participation in Britain

The Decline and Revival of Civic Culture
Author: Paul Whiteley
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230358497
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
View: 1653
This broad-ranging text examines the big issues about political attitudes, behaviour and participation in contemporary Britain. Written by a leading expert and drawing on extensive research, this will be essential reading for all students of British politics and everyone involved in the world of politics and policy.

    • Political Science

The Modern British Party System

Author: Paul Webb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803979444
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
View: 7412
Providing a complete up-to-date overview of the changing nature of contemporary party politics in Britain, this book draws on models of comparative politics and the latest empirical analysis to explain the capacity of British parties to adapt to a changing political environment. A number of broad themes include: the nature and extent of party competition; the internal life and organizational development of parties; the variety of evolving party systems in the United Kingdom; and the links between parties and the wider political system. The current weaknesses of party performance are addressed, and the scope of reform explained and examined. Contrary to claims of 'decline', however, the book demonstrates that party politic

    • Political Science

Principles and Politics in Contemporary Britain

Author: Mark Garnett
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845407261
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
View: 8358
This book shows the importance of political ideas in policy-making and demonstrates the extent to which pragmatic considerations preclude the imposition of rigid ideological programmes. It charts the decline of the postwar British 'consensus', the changing face of both the Conservative and Labour parties under the long shadow of Thatcherism, and the growing emergence of single issue policies such as environmentalism and feminism. With an extensive bibliography and suggested seminar and essay topics, Principles and Politics can be used on any course which focuses on contemporary British politics as well as having general appeal to those interested in looking at the contemporary political and ideological debate in the context of wider issues and trends. This second edition is completely revised and updated.

    • Political Science

Exploring British Politics

Author: Mark Garnett,Philip Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317551648
Category: Political Science
Page: 620
View: 8425
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.

    • Law

The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

Author: Matthew Flinders
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199230951
Category: Law
Page: 977
View: 5223
The Oxford Handbook of British Politics provides the most sophisticated and up-to-date analysis of British politics to date. Essential for all those working in the area.

    • Political Science

Political Parties in the UK

Author: Alistair Clark
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230368689
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 6144
A systematic and comprehensive introduction to party politics throughout the UK combining chapters on each of the main parties (Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats) with an assessment of the post-devolution party systems of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the EU dimension and the recent Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

    • Political Science

Brexit and British Politics

Author: Geoffrey Evans,Anand Menon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509523898
Category: Political Science
Page: 140
View: 5787
Brexit has changed everything - from our government, to our economy and principal trading relationship, to the organization of our state. This watershed moment, which surprised most observers and mobilized previously apathetic sections of the electorate, is already transforming British politics in profound and lasting ways. In this incisive book, leading analysts of UK and EU politics Geoffrey Evans and Anand Menon step back from the immediacy and hyperbole of the Referendum to explain what happened on 23 June 2016, and why. Brexit, they argue, was the product of both long-term dissatisfaction with the EU and a gradual breakdown in the relationship between parties and voters that spawned detachment, disinterest and disenchantment. Exploring its subsequent impact on the June 2017 General Election, they reveal the extent to which Brexit has shattered the contemporary equilibrium of British politics. These reverberations will continue to be felt for a very long time and could pose a real danger to the health of British democracy if the government fails to deliver on the promises linked to Brexit.

    • Political Science

Parliament in British Politics

Author: Philip Norton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137320958
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 8550
This fully revised new edition includes expanded coverage of Parliament's relationship with the courts, devolved assemblies and the European Union. Distinctively, the book goes beyond the usual focus of Parliament-Government relations to encompass policy-makers beyond Whitehall and Parliament's broader relationship with citizens.

Race and Racism in Britain

Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349229113
Page: 279
View: 536

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Documents on Contemporary British Government: Volume 1, British Government and Constitutional Change

Author: Martin Minogue
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521291484
Category: Political Science
Page: 413
View: 8110
Originally published in 1977, this selection of documents is carefully arranged and edited to illustrate the main characteristics of the British system of government during a period of extensive constitutional and administrative change. The intention is to give students a direct knowledge of the basic materials upon which the study of British government is founded, and to demonstrate the vitality and significance of primary sources to which the student often has little access or guidance. Since the material is drawn principally from the late 1960s and the early 1970s, constitutional and governmental developments at this time are well documented. This volumes filled a clear gap in the field and will even today, not only be an invaluable complement to existing textbooks on this period, but may be used by teachers to complement their own courses and lectures. The book is aimed at students in universities and all institutions of higher and further education for courses on British government and politics, British public administration and British constitutional history.

    • Law

The Contemporary House of Lords

Westminster Bicameralism Revived
Author: Meg Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199671567
Category: Law
Page: 332
View: 9588
The first book to give a detailed portrait of the House of Lords since the landmark reform of 1999 which removed most of its hereditary members, it asks who sits in the chamber, how it operates, and crucially what policy impact the House of Lords has. It shows that the Lords now has a more diverse and modern membership than many would assume. Close study of today's House of Lords demolishes some common myths about both British politics and the way that two chamberparliaments work. This book, as well as focusing on the contemporary Lords, provides a historical and comparative context for British bicameralism, asks whether the Lords can be considered'legitimate', and describes recent reform efforts and possible reforms for the future.

    • History

NGOs in Contemporary Britain

Non-state Actors in Society and Politics since 1945
Author: N. Crowson,M. Hilton,J. McKay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230234070
Category: History
Page: 303
View: 9589
Examining the history of social movements and non-state socio-political action, this volume shows how Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have proliferated in Britain since 1945, and how they have raised new political agendas, revived associational life, and arguably re-politicized generations disillusioned with the politics of the ballot box.

    • Political Science

Politics UK

Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton,Oliver Daddow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113485689X
Category: Political Science
Page: 692
View: 2281
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.

    • Political Science

Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East

Continuity and change
Author: Jacqueline S. Ismael,Tareq Y. Ismael,Glenn Perry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317662822
Category: Political Science
Page: 616
View: 7710
This exciting new edition of the successful textbook for students of Middle Eastern politics provides a highly relevant and comprehensive introduction to the complexities of a region in constant flux. Combining a thematic framework for examining patterns of politics with individual chapters dedicated to specific countries, the book places the very latest developments and long-standing issues within an historical context, introducing key concepts from comparative politics to further explore the interaction between Middle Eastern history and the region’s contemporary political development. Presenting information in an accessible and inclusive format, the book offers: • Coverage of the historical influence of colonialism and major world powers on the shaping of the modern Middle East. • A detailed examination of the legacy of Islam. • Analysis of the political and social aspects of Middle Eastern life: alienation between state and society, poverty and social inequality, ideological crises and renewal. • Case studies on countries in the Northern Belt (Turkey and Iran); the Fertile Crescent (Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Israel/Palestine); and those West and East of the Red Sea (Egypt and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council), moving through an historical examination to close analysis of the most recent developments and their political and social impacts. • Extensive pedagogical features, including original maps and further reading sections, provide essential support for the reader. A key introductory text for students of Middle Eastern politics and history at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this new edition has been extensively updated to also become a timely and significant reference for policy-makers and any motivated reader.

    • Political Science

Elections and Voters in Britain

Author: David Denver,Christopher Carman,Robert Johns
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230369847
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 4556
• How do voters in Britain decide which party to vote for in elections? • Why do smaller parties get more support than they used to? • How do the mass media influence political opinions? The authors examine these and other questions in the third edition of this popular text. They trace the evolution of the British electorate over the post-war period, and focus in particular on recent elections – from Labour's victories in the 2000s through to the hung parliament of 2010. As well as examining and explaining theories of party choice – including the view that voters' evaluations of government performance and party leaders are now the key determinants of election outcomes – the authors also devote separate chapters to turnout trends and patterns, electoral systems and the geography of party support. Campaigning, opinion polls and the mass media are also considered. Fully revised, the text incorporates the latest research on elections and voting behaviour, and includes analysis of recent trends and developments – including how 'new media' are affecting election campaigning.

    • Political Science

The End of British Politics?

Author: Michael Moran
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319499653
Category: Political Science
Page: 104
View: 3288
This book explores the crisis of the British state. Though it has been particularly apparent since the outcome of both the 2014 Scottish independence and 2016 ‘Brexit’ referendums, it stems from deep historical roots. The book traces the origins of the state to the original Act of Union of 1707 and demonstrates how different notions of British destiny - Protestant, imperial, social democratic – have held the state together at different times. The present crisis, it is argued, is due to the exhaustion of these senses of destiny. Moran shows how the United Kingdom is now held together as a militarised state prone to disastrous adventures like the invasion of Iraq, and concludes by examining some alternative futures for the state. This book will appeal to students, scholars and the general reader interested in British politics and political history.