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Macmillan Higher Education

Essentials of UK Politics (3rd Edition)

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09 February 2018

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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 AS level Government and Politics. It is a lively,...

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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 AS level Government and Politics. It is a lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the subject, and gives full coverage of the Edexcel and AQA specifications and the core requirements of other boards. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the election of a Conservative majority government after a term of coalition politics.

Key features:

• Previews – introduce each chapter and highlight the key areas to be covered
• Getting you thinking – discuss the issues raised by a recent event or development
• On-page definitions – define key terms in a single sentence
• What is… 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)
• For or against? – give the arguments on both sides of contentious issues
• What you should know – reinforce the central points of each chapter
• Exam-style questions – test understanding and help with exam preparation

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Author has had many years' experience as a chief examiner for government and politics for the main AS/A level board (Edexcel)
Author is a very successful textbook author and very well known among Alevel teachers
Fully updated to cover events up to and including the 2015 general election.

How To Use this Book
PART I: PEOPLE AND POLITICS
1. Introducing Politics and Government
2. Democracy and Participation
3. Elections and Voting
4. Political Parties
5. Pressure Groups
PART II: GOVERNING THE UK
6. The Constitution
7. Parliament
8. Prime Minister, Cabinet and the Executive
9. Judges and Civil Liberties
10. The EU and Multilevel Governance.

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Andrew Heywood was Vice Principal at Croydon College and before that Head of Politics at Orpington College, UK. He is author of many bestselling texts including Politics and Political Ideologies. He was AS and A-Level Chief Examiner in Government and Politics (Edexcel).

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Andrew Heywood was Vice Principal at Croydon College and before that Head of Politics at Orpington College, UK. He is author of many bestselling texts including Politics and Political Ideologies. He was AS and A-Level Chief Examiner in Government and Politics (Edexcel).

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