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British politics for dummies

Author: Julian Knight
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons Ltd : [distributor] John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2010.
Series: For dummies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to understanding trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK. It helps you discuss the ins and out of leaders, parties, ideologies, constitutions, laws, cabinets and summits.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Knight
ISBN: 9780470686379 0470686375
OCLC Number: 851976821
Language Note: English.
Notes: Introduction. Part I: The Basics of Politics. Chapter 1: Taking in the Political Universe. Chapter 2: Understanding Why Politics and Politicians Are Important. Chapter 3: Looking at Participatory Democracy. Chapter 4: Examining Political Ideologies. Chapter 5: Forming the British Political State. Part II: Elections and Britain's Parties. Chapter 6: Counting the Votes: Differing Electoral Systems. Chapter 7: Voting Behaviour and Trends. Chapter 8: Homing in on Political Parties. Chapter 9: Piling On the Pressure Groups. Chapter 10: Scrutinising Politics and the Media. Part III: The Ins and Outs of Parliament. Chapter 11: Examining Britain's Constitution. Chapter 12: Britain's Parliamentary Democracy. Chapter 13: Gazing at the Summit: The PM and Cabinet. Chapter 14: Assessing Ministers and Civil Servants. Chapter 15: Taking in the Courts and Judiciary. Chapter 16: Laying Bare Local Government and Devolution. Chapter 17: Joinin.
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 412 pages ; 24 x 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Basics of Politics. Chapter 1: Taking in the Political Universe. Chapter 2: Understanding Why Politics and Politicians Are Important. Chapter 3: Looking at Participatory Democracy. Chapter 4: Examining Political Ideologies. Chapter 5: Forming the British Political State. Part II: Elections and Britain's Parties. Chapter 6: Counting the Votes: Differing Electoral Systems. Chapter 7: Voting Behaviour and Trends. Chapter 8: Homing in on Political Parties. Chapter 9: Piling On the Pressure Groups. Chapter 10: Scrutinising Politics and the Media. Part III: The Ins and Outs of Parliament. Chapter 11: Examining Britain's Constitution. Chapter 12: Britain's Parliamentary Democracy. Chapter 13: Gazing at the Summit: The PM and Cabinet. Chapter 14: Assessing Ministers and Civil Servants. Chapter 15: Taking in the Courts and Judiciary. Chapter 16: Laying Bare Local Government and Devolution. Chapter 17: Joining the Lawmakers: Becoming a Politician. Part IV: Politics Worldwide. Chapter 18: Understanding Britain's Place in the World. Chapter 19: Taking In the International Stage. Chapter 20: Expanding Horizons: Europe and the EU. Chapter 21: Leading the Free World: US Politics. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Great Prime Ministers. Chapter 23: Ten Major Political Scandals. Chapter 24: Ten Political Events that Shaped the Modern World. Chapter 25: Ten Political Trends for the Future. Index.
Series Title: For dummies
Responsibility: Julian Knight.

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British Politics For Dummies is the essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK, so readers can be discussing the ins and out of leaders, parties,  Read more...

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'Written with clarity and brevity, it tells you all you need to know about voting???You know it makes sense???' (The Independent on Sunday, March 2010).

 
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