Written specifically for undergraduate students by a leading scholar, teacher and writer this is the first major new textbook on British politics of the 21st century and the first fully to reflect the new multi-level character of governance in its organization and content. Its single authorship allows for fully integrated, even and consistent style and coverage while particular attention has been paid to presenting a range of interpretations and assessments rather than just one single point of view. A well-conceived range of features and illustrative material plus a website with a teachers' guide, OHP masters, a student guide, update materials and self-teaching questions complete the package .
Table of Contents
Introduction Why Politics Matters and Why British Politics Matters? British Politics: The Historical Context Economy and Society Britain and the World The Constitution and the Political Culture The European Political System The Core Executive in the Westminster System Departments and Agencies in the Westminster System Representing Interests in the Westminster System Parliament in the Westminster System The Devolved System of Governance The Worlds of Local and Regional Government: Multi-Level Governance in Action How Citizens Participate Parties and Their Organisation Parties and Their Ideologies How Political Communications Happens How Elections Are Decided How Leaders Are Elected Understanding Policy Under Multi-Level Governance Understanding Policy: Framing Policy Controversies Raising and Allocating Resources The State, Public Order and Security The State and the Citizen Understanding the British State
MICHAEL MORAN holds the WJM Mackenzie Chair in Government at the University of Manchester, UK. A Fellow of the British Academy, he is a past editor of Political Studies, and presently co-editor of Government and Opposition. His most recent book is The British Regulatory State (Oxford University Press, 2003).