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Macmillan Higher Education

Essentials of UK Politics (4th Edition)

For AS and A-Level

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Palgrave

Pages: 368
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Paperback - 9781137611444

26 July 2017

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Ebook - 9781137611468

11 July 2017

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The 4th edition of this popular textbook has been fully revised and updated to match the requirements for the new A level in Government and Politics for the Edexcel and AQA exam board specifications. Written by renowned...

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The 4th edition of this popular textbook has been fully revised and updated to match the requirements for the new A level in Government and Politics for the Edexcel and AQA exam board specifications. Written by renowned author Andrew Heywood, this lively text expertly introduces A-level students to the basics of UK politics, and covers key areas including political parties, elections and referendums, voting behaviour and the media, the Constitution, Parliament, Judiciary and the European Union. Keeping pace with the tumultuousness of UK politics of the last few years, it incorporates coverage of the referendum on the UK’s European Union membership in 2016 and its consequences as well as the 2017 general election.

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  • 'Preview': provides an introduction to each chapter and highlights the key issues
  • 'Key Concepts': provides in-depth explanations of significant political ideas and concepts
  • 'Focus On': provides detailed information on important political processes
  • 'Differences Between': highlights the differences between terms and concepts that are often confused
  • 'By Comparison': strengthens students´ understanding of UK politics by providing comparative information about the USA
  • 'Debating...': provides an overview of the main arguments for and against a particular topic to spark classroom discussion
  • In-margin glossary of key terms
  • 'Test Yourself': quizzes students in three categories-short questions, medium questions and extended questions- helping them to consolidate knowledge and to prepare for exams


  • Content restructured to map on to the new A level specifications
  • 'Milestones': provides annotated timelines for the historical development of various issues
  • 'UK Politics in Action': places the  focus on key events in British politics

1. Introducing Politics and Government
PART ONE: POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE UK
2. Democracy and Participation
3. Elections and Referendums
4. Voting Behaviour and Electoral Outcomes
5. Political Parties
6. Pressure Groups
PART TWO: UK GOVERNMENT
7. The Constitution
8. Parliament
9. Prime Minister, Cabinet and Executive
10. The Judiciary
11. Devolution and the European Union.

The Companion Website features extra resources to help consolidate student learning:

  • Book updates that reflect the ever-changing nature of UK Politics
  • Flashcard glossary of key terms
  • Useful weblink recommendations for each chapter


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Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Theory and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world.

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Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Theory and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world.

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