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...Show More
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.
• 'Comparative politics' boxes highlight differences and similarities with other political systems
• 'Academic 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
- Provides a full and comprehensive overview, whilst remaining straightforward enough for students to follow.
- Focused on the student reader in both style and content, with a range of pedagogical features.
- Written in a clear and engaging style.
Politics, Democracy and Power
The Shadow of the Past: British Politics since 1945
Economy, Society and Politics
Participating in Politics
Elections and Voting
Ideologies, Parties and Interests
Pressure groups and Social Movements
Political Communication and the Mass Media
PART II: GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE
The Changing British System of Government
Prime Minister and Cabinet
Ministers, Departments and the Civil Service
Parliament and the Legislative Process
The Law, Politics and the Judicial Process
Britain and Europe
Devolution: a Disunited Kingdom?
Local Government and Politics
The New British State
PART III: ISSUES AND POLICIES
Issues, Problems and The Policy Process
Managing the Economy
Government Spending: Delivering Public Services
Rights, Equality and Social Justice
Politics and The Environment
Britain and the World: Making Foreign Policy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- The Free Economy and the Strong State
- British Foreign and Defence Policy Since 1945 Robert Self
- Elections and Voters in Britain David Denver, Christopher Carman, Robert Johns
- British Politics Robert Leach, Bill Coxall, Lynton Robins
- Parliament in British Politics Philip Norton
- Health Policy in Britain Christopher Ham
- Northern Ireland Paul Dixon
- The New Politics of British Trade Unionism David Marsh
- British Politics since the War Bill Coxall, Lynton Robins
- Prime Minister, Cabinet and Core Executive Patrick Dunleavy, R.A.W Rhodes
- The Core Executive in Britain Martin J. Smith
- Britain in Decline Andrew Gamble