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Edinburgh University Press

British Government and Politics: A Comparative Guide

British Government and Politics: A Comparative Guide

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Your handy guide to the British political system

New for this edition
  • Updated throughout to reflect the outcome of the 2010 General Election
  • All relevant case studies and tables replaced with new data
  • Brand new chapter on Britain and the EU

This one-stop textbook introduction examines the institutions and practices integral to the British political systems and makes comparisons with the experience of other countries.

Topics include

  • The Constitution
  • The Legislature
  • The Executive
  • The Judiciary
  • Government Beyond the Centre
  • Political Parties
  • Pressure Groups
  • Voting and Elections
  • Democracy in Theory and Practice
  • Britain and the European Union

Author: Duncan Watts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Published: 02/22/2012
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.40w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780748644544

About the Author

Duncan Watts has wide experience of teaching and examining, both in Modern History and Government and Politics. Formerly a Head of Department in both Grammar and Comprehensive schools, and Editor of the Politics Association Resource Centre, he is now involved in some part-time tutoring at 'A' Level, but much of his time is spent in writing on aspects of modern political development. Among several other publications, he has written widely on citizenship, political communication, the European Union and American government and politics, as well as producing an extensive range of teaching materials. He is the series editor of Politics Study Guides (EUP).

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