Contemporary British Politics and Government

Author: P. G. Cocker,Alistair Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903499016

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

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This book has been revised to reflect developments in politics and government into the start of the 21st century. It incorporates analysis of several contemporary issues such as Europe, ethnic issues and law and order.

The Musharraf Regime and the Governance Crisis

A Case Study of the Government of Pakistan

Author: Sohail Mahmood

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590331354

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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Musharraf Regime & the Governance Crisis - A Case Study of the Government of Pakistan

Britain and the European Union

Author: Alistair Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474411797

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This updated guide examines the different relationships between the various tiers of government in the UK and the EU, and how the EU's powers affect the UK, from a range of perspectives. It evaluates the role of the media, political parties, pressure groups, social media and the ever-changing position of public opinion, and places the relationship in its historical context to show how it has evolved over time. Each chapter includes an introduction, learning goals, a glossary, likely exam questions, helpful websites and suggestions for further reading. This new edition has two new chapters, 'Europeanisation' and 'The British Media and the EU', includes the fallout from the 2015 UK Parliament general election and the 2014 European Parliament election and draws on freshly updated examples, tables and figures updated throughout.

Democratization in Africa

African Views, African Voices

Author: Sahr John Kpundeh

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 85

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The global movement toward democracy, spurred in part by the ending of the cold war, has created opportunities for democratization not only in Europe and the former Soviet Union, but also in Africa. This book is based on workshops held in Benin, Ethiopia, and Namibia to better understand the dynamics of contemporary democratic movements in Africa. Key issues in the democratization process range from its institutional and political requirements to specific problems such as ethnic conflict, corruption, and role of donors in promoting democracy. By focusing on the opinion and views of African intellectuals, academics, writers, and political activists and observers, the book provides a unique perspective regarding the dynamics and problems of democratization in Africa.

Policy Agendas in British Politics

Author: P. John,A. Bertelli,W. Jennings,S. Bevan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390404

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Using a unique dataset spanning fifty years of policy-making in Britain, this book traces how topics like the economy, international affairs, and crime have shifted in importance. It takes a new approach to agenda setting called focused adaptatio n, and sheds new light on key points of change in British politics, such as Thatcherism and New Labour.


UK Government and Politics for AS/A-level (Fifth Edition)

Author: Philip Lynch,Paul Fairclough,Toby Cooper

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1471889254

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

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Download a pre-election eInspection copy today, to start your lesson planning for September 2017. Inspire political thinking with our bestselling politics textbook, fully updated the new 2017 specifications. Help students get their best grade with political commentary and analysis; the final edition of the book will include coverage of the June 2017 general election results. Covering key topics for all exam boards, this textbook puts politics in context with topical analysis of politics today and how UK governmental and political history shaped current events and thinking. - Extend knowledge and improve key skills with comprehensive coverage and analysis of relevant political developments, including possible consequences of Brexit, such as its effect on Scottish independence - Understand how different topics within the A-level link together with the new Synoptic Links feature - Develop key analysis and evaluation skills with activities and case studies throughout the textbook - look out for Debate, Case Study and Activity boxes - Clarify knowledge and understanding of political language with summaries and explanations of key terms - Test and develop understanding of key topics with exam focus sections tailored to the new Politics specifications

The English Question

Author: Robert Hazell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719073694

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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This book analyses the English Question - does England need to find its own political voice, following devolution to Scotland and Wales?, or are the English content to muddle through?

Politics UK

Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317581032

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

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The revised and updated eighth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensible introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British political history and an incisive introduction to the issues facing Britain today. With contributed chapters from respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for students of British politics. The eighth edition welcomes brand new material from eight new contributors to complement the rigorously updated and highly valued chapters retained from the previous edition. The eighth edition includes: · Britain in context boxes offering contrasting international perspectives of themes in British politics. · A comprehensive 'who's who' of politics in the form of Profile boxes featuring key political figures. · And another thing ... pieces: short articles written by distinguished commentators including Jonathan Powell, Michael Moran and Mark Garnett. · Fully updated chapters plus new material providing excellent coverage of contemporary political events including: The Leveson Inquiry, the aftermath of the 2011 riots and the House of Lords reform. · A vibrant and accessible new design to excite and engage students as the work through a variety of political topics. · A new epilogue to the book offering a critical perspective of the trials and tribulations of the Coalition Government, including an overview of the major differences that divide the coalition partners.


Sexual Politics

Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Author: Stephen Brooke

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199562547

Category: History

Page: 284

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Explores the complex relationship between sexuality and socialist politics in Britain, arguing that sexuality has been a key, though often neglected aspect of party politics in the last century and a half. It also explores the relationship between the personal and the political in a wide-ranging study of British society.

British Government and Politics

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654941

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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This introduction tells you everything you need to know about British Government and Politics. It examines the institutions and practices and makes comparisons with the experience of other countries.



Essential Readings in Canadian Constitutional Politics

Author: Peter H. Russell,Christian Leuprecht

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442603682

Category: Law

Page: 502

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Essential Readings in Canadian Constitutional Politics introduces students, scholars, and practitioners to classic authors and writings on the principles of the Canadian Constitution as well as to select contemporary material. To complement rather than duplicate the state of the field, it deals with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and with Canadian mega-constitutional politics in passing only, focusing instead on institutions, federalism, intergovernmental relations, bilingualism and binationalism, the judiciary, minority rights, and constitutional renewal. Many of the selections reverberate well beyond Canada's borders, making this volume an unrivalled resource for anyone interested in constitutional governance and democratic politics in diverse societies.

Contemporary American Politics and Society

Issues and Controversies

Author: Robert Singh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940968

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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`For those who still believe that politics is normally, naturally, about economics, Rob Singh has gathered the evidence and dialed the wake-up call: seven major instances of an ongoing culture war meet a common analytic framework here in a lively and informative fashion' - Byron E Shafer, University of Wisconsin

Political Economy for Public Policy

Author: Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400883180

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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This textbook uses modern political economy to introduce students of political science, government, economics, and public policy to the politics of the policymaking process. The book's distinct political economy approach has two virtues. By developing general principles for thinking about policymaking, it can be applied across a range of issue areas. It also unifies the policy curriculum, offering coherence to standard methods for teaching economics and statistics, and drawing connections between fields. The book begins by exploring the normative foundations of policymaking—political theory, social choice theory, and the Paretian and utilitarian underpinnings of policy analysis. It then introduces game theoretic models of social dilemmas—externalities, coordination problems, and commitment problems—that create opportunities for policy to improve social welfare. Finally, it shows how the political process creates technological and incentive constraints on government that shape policy outcomes. Throughout, concepts and models are illustrated and reinforced with discussions of empirical evidence and case studies. This textbook is essential for all students of public policy and for anyone interested in the most current methods influencing policymaking today. Comprehensive approach to politics and policy suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students Models unify policy curriculum through methodological coherence Exercises at the end of every chapter Self-contained appendices cover necessary game theory Extensive discussion of cases and applications

The Politics of Austerity

A Recent History

Author: Michael Burton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137482850

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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This book considers the relationship between public spending and public deficit and the varying successes and difficulties governments have had in recent years to balance the two. As the fiscal crash of 2007/8 turned into the Great Recession and tax revenues tumbled, public finances across the UK, the USA and Europe plunged into deficit. Controversial attempts by governments to balance their budgets, commonly described as austerity by critics, had mixed success, politically and economically. Michael Burton outlines how politicians tackled the worst economic downturn in over half a century, drawing on previous examples of deficit-reduction to see how governments managed public finances in recessions and where austerity worked and where it failed. This two-part book, which for the first time provides an historical context to austerity, analyses firstly deficit-reduction in the UK in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2010-2016, and then looks at case studies in Europe, the USA, Canada and Asia Pacific. The author concludes that with the ageing population placing greater pressure through health and pensions on the public finances of the developed world, politicians and their electorates will have to learn to live long-term with austerity.