British Politics

Third Edition

by Simon Griffiths and Robert Leach Related titles »

Fully revised and updated third edition of a popular, established textbook, providing a definitive introduction to Britain's politics, political institutions and processes. Comprehensively re-worked and re-structured to better align with courses, this new edition places great emphasis on the changing context of British politics while addressing key themes such as the ongoing importance of gender and ethnicity to political and social life in Britain. Furthermore, the book's familiar authoritative style has been retained with a fresh look and revitalized pedagogical features to provide a complete learning package.

The book is designed for courses on or related to British Politics. Its accessible style and context-setting Part 1 will make it ideal for students new to the field (particularly those who haven't studied the subject at school level or international students), but its rigour will stimulate and engage more experienced students.

Key features include:
  • Authoritative yet accessible introduction to the field
  • Designed to align with courses
  • Focus on the changeability of British Politics, with coverage of important elements such as devolution, multi-level governance, the rise of populism and social movements
  • Rich learning resource - incorporates a wide suite of learning features to stimulate and reinforce student engagement and support comprehension and retention


New to this edition:
  • Fully updated to cover the 2016 EU Referendum, the 2017 General Election and other key political developments
  • 'Politics in Action' videos with key academic experts and practitioners offer differing viewpoints on the political system
  • Expanded companion website featuring regular updates and additional pedagogic tools for students and lecturers alike, such as self-test quizzes, flashcards, timelines, a lecturer testbank and lecture slides
  • Vibrant and engaging full colour page design to help your students navigate the book's broad coverage