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 .
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).