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The British Political Process
An Introduction

Edited By

Tony Wright

ISBN 9780415049665
Published January 31, 2000 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

British Political Process: An Introduction is an exciting new text for students which clearly and simply explains the workings of the British political system. Written by those close to the political process, it provides an authoritative, reliable and manageable guide to understanding all the key elements of government and politics in Britain. It begins by placing British politics in context and then explores those areas which feature on British Politics courses.
Benefits to students include:
* an exploration of the key areas, including: the constitution; elections; parties; pressure groups and lobbying; media; parliament; Whitehall; the Prime Minister and Ministers; the EU; devolution; and the future of British politics
* government documents which give unique insights into actual political processes, as well as figures, cartoons and tables which illustrate and summarise information and statistics in an accessible way
* appendices provide useful information such as: a glossary of terms; a chronology of events; a digest of facts; and a guide to politics on the internet
* a knowledgeable and experienced team of writers who offer a unique insight into British political processes.

Table of Contents

1. The Shape of British Politics; 2. The Constitutional Context; 3. Elections and Electors; 4. Parties and the Party System; 5 Pressures and Publics; 6 Campaigns and Communications; 7. Parliament and Politicians; 8. Governing at the Centre; 9. Governing Beyond the Centre; 10. Whither British Politics?

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'[A] unique textbook on politics. The range of authors gives both an authority and immediacy to the collection. There is a real feel for the political process, particularly Parliament, often absent in more conventional textbooks. Most MPs, as well as students, could profitably read this book.' - Peter Riddell