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British Politics For Dummies

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British Politics For Dummies


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von: Julian Knight, Michael Pattison

15,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 20.01.2015
ISBN/EAN: 9781118971529
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 424

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Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss the ins and outs of past and present elections, political leaders, parties and ideologies. Packed with understandable information on the origins, history and structure of the UK parliamentary system, British Politics For Dummies offers a fascinating glimpse into the rollercoaster world of politics. Explaining everything from key political ideologies and the spread of democracy to the current election process and the differences between political parties, this hands-on, friendly guide is an ideal companion to British politics and elections. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments, devolution and independence efforts Provides updated information on UKIP and Britain's place in Europe Serves as a helpful guide to elections and British political parties—electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends and the role of pressure groups and the media Offers a fascinating examination of British politics on the world stage Whether you want to get to grips with British politics and government or build your knowledge beyond the basics, this updated edition of British Politics For Dummies is the place to start.
Introduction  1 Part I: Getting Started with British Politics  5 Chapter 1: Taking in the Political Universe  7 Chapter 2: Understanding Why Politics and Politicians are Important  21 Chapter 3: Looking at Participatory Democracy  35 Chapter 4: Examining Political Ideologies  49 Chapter 5: Forming the British Political State  67 Part II: Elections and Britain’s Parties  81 Chapter 6: Counting the Votes: Differing Electoral Systems  83 Chapter 7: Voting Behaviour and Trends  99 Chapter 8: Homing in on Political Parties  117 Chapter 9: Piling on the Pressure Groups  141 Chapter 10: Scrutinising Politics and the Media  161 Chapter 11: Taking Politics to the Masses: Social Media 175 Part III: The Ins and Outs of Parliament  183 Chapter 12: Examining Britain’s Constitution  185 Chapter 13: Britain’s Parliamentary Democracy  199 Chapter 14: Gazing at the Summit: The PM and Cabinet  221 Chapter 15: Assessing Ministers and Civil Servants  237 Chapter 16: Taking in the Courts and Judiciary  249 Chapter 17: Laying Bare Local Government and Devolution  261 Chapter 18: Focusing on Devolution and the Independence Debate  271 Part IV: Politics Worldwide  291 Chapter 19: Understanding Britain’s Place in the World  293 Chapter 20: Taking In the International Stage  303 Chapter 21: Expanding Horizons: Europe and the EU  317 Chapter 22: Leading the Free World: US Politics  335 Part V: The Part of Tens  353 Chapter 23: Ten Great Prime Ministers 355 Chapter 24: Ten Major Political Scandals  363 Chapter 25: Ten Political Events That Shaped the Modern World  371 Chapter 26: Ten Political Trends for the Future  379 Index  385
“…presented in the same style that has made the Dummies series such as a success, it assumes no knowledge…..if you have questions that seem too basic to ask anyone, or you want to fill in some gaps in your knowledge, this book will be a useful addition to your bookshelf or e-reader” (The Sunday Post, May 2015)
Julian Knight is Money and Property Editor at The Independent on Sunday. Previously, he was a reporter at BBC News, contributing to the BBC News website and Radio Five Live.
Learn to: Make sense of elections and Britain’s parties Understand Britain’s relationship with the EU Discover more about politics in Scotland and Wales See just what the Prime Minister and the Cabinet get up to all day Your one-stop shop for all things British politics Welcome to the fascinating world of British politics! Whether you’re a student wanting to boost your chances of getting that A grade or just want the inside track on the big issues facing the UK—and the wider world—this guide has you covered. Party on — get to know the electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends and the scoop on political parties Take it to the masses — find out how the rise of social media has shaped and affected British politics Ponder parliament — examine Britain’s constitution and parliamentary democracy, and find out how Westminster makes the laws that affect us all All the world’s a stage — understand Britain’s place on the international stage in the UN, the role of the G8 and G20 and how the EU works Open the book and find: Why politics and politicians are important An examination of political ideologies A look at great Prime Ministers Major political scandals worth knowing Political events that shaped the modern world Ten political trends in the making How pressure groups influence politicians

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