Mastering British Politics: Fifth Edition

Paperback | October 15, 2007

byF. Forman

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Containing all the information and analysis needed to understand the British system of government and politics, Mastering British Politics is an essential text. This fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the results of and developments since the 2005 General Election.

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Containing all the information and analysis needed to understand the British system of government and politics, Mastering British Politics is an essential text. This fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the results of and developments since the 2005 General Election.

F. N. FORMAN has taught British politics at college and university level. He was a Member of Parliament from 1976 to 1997 and served as a P.P.S. in the Foreign Office and the Treasury, and was also a Minister for Further and Higher Education.N.D.J. BALDWIN has written and lectured extensively on British politics. A former Parliamentar...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:584 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.19 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230000126

ISBN - 13:9780230000124

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Table of Contents

List of Figures * Preface * Acknowledgements * PART 1: THE POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL CONTEXT * British Political Culture * The Evolving Constitution * The Electoral System * Voting Behaviour * PART 2: SOURCES OF POWER, PRESSURE AND OPINION * The Political Parties * Pressure Groups * The Media * Public Opinion * PART 3: PARLIAMENT * The Monarchy * The House of Lords * The House of Commons * PART 4: CENTRAL GOVERNMENT * Prime Minister and Cabinet * Ministers and Departments * The Civil Service * PART 5: THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE STATE * From Provider to Enabler and Regulator * Devolved and Regional Government * Local Government * The Legal System * PART 6: DEMOCRACY IN BRITAIN * The Citizen and the State * Britain in Europe * British Parliamentary Democracy * Index

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"This new edition maintains and builds on the strength of its predecessors, providing a judicious balance of context, clearly presented information, and analogies."--Michael Rush, Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Exeter, UK"Mastering British Politics has two experienced authors who know what they are about. The book is well-written and comprehensive in its coverage. It provides an excellent introduction to the subject."--Robert Borthwick, University of Leicester, UK"Just right for anyone wanting an up-to-date, compact and wide-ranging description n of how we are governed, why, and how politics influences government."--George Jones, Emeritus Professor of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK