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Guide to contemporary politics

Author: Colin Dexter; E G Rayner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1966.
Series: Commonwealth and international library., Liberal studies division.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Guide to Contemporary Politics describes basic political ideas and some of the issues dividing the major parties in British politics. The book starts with basic descriptions of political theory, covering the foundations of democracy, the choice of government, and the machinery of political power found in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. The book then cites example of clichés and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dexter, N.C.
Guide to Contemporary Politics : The Commonwealth and International Library: Liberal Studies Division.
Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1966
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Dexter; E G Rayner
ISBN: 9781483141947 1483141942
OCLC Number: 897641939
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (365 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Guide to Contemporary Politics ; GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY POLITICS; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Authors' Preface; Chapter I. The Idea of Democracy; INTRODUCTION; FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRACY; 1 Equality of Rights; 2 Equality of Opportunity; 3 Differences of Opinion; 4 Toleration; S The Possibility of Change; 6 Majority Rule; Chapter II. The Choice of Government; 1 Representative Systems; 2 Elections; Chapter III. The Machinery of Power; 1 Parliament; 2 Cabinet Government; 3 The Judiciary; Chapter IV. Railway-carriage Clichés. Chapter V. The Final SocietyChapter VI. Notes on the Communist Case; Chapter VII. The Right Society; Chapter VIII. Notes on the Conservative Case; Chapter IX. The Planned Society; Chapter X. Notes on the Labour Case; Chapter XI. The Free Society; Chapter XII. Notes on the Liberal Case; APPENDIX I. The Question of Prosperity, 1945-66; APPENDIX II. As the Dailies Saw It, 1964; APPENDIX III. The Opinion Polls, 1964; APPENDIX IV. General Election Results, 1964; APPENDIX V. As the Dailies Saw it, 1966; APPENDIX VI. The Opinion Polls, 1966; APPENDIX VII. General Election Results, 1966; Index.
Series Title: Commonwealth and international library., Liberal studies division.
Responsibility: N.C. Dexter and E.G. Rayner ; with a preface by the Rt. Hon. H.W. Bowden.

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Guide to Contemporary Politics describes basic political ideas and some of the issues dividing the major parties in British politics. The book starts with basic descriptions of political theory, covering the foundations of democracy, the choice of government, and the machinery of political power found in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. The book then cites example of clichés and common misconception about politics between a communist and a socialist. This is followed by discussions and interviews on the politics, differences, qualities, and some perceptions on.

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