Governing the UK : British Politics in the 21st Century
Other changes include: the inclusion of an interpretative chapter encouraging students to relate their knowledge of British government to different models of democracy; an annotated guide to further reading; an explanation of the different analytic approaches to the study of British government; a greater use of illustrative materials, case studies and graphics, which will supplement the text in a lively manner; clear summaries of arguments and chronologies of complex events, as well as boxes giving biographical data on significant political figures; a range of internet references to encourage students to keep up-to-date with a rapidly changing subject matter; a web-site so that teachers and students can be regularly updated between editions; more comparative material to enable students to place British in an international context; and greater emphasis on the role of the United Kingdom in Europe.
Table of Contents
1. The Changing Structure of British Government 2. The Constitution 3. The Character of the Modern British State 4. The Executive 5. The Civil Service 6. Parliament 7. The Electoral System 8. Parties and the Party System 9. Voting Behaviour, Public Opinion and the Mobilization of the Electorate 10. Pressure Groups and Participation 11. Government on the Ground: the Local Dimension 12. The Diversity of the UK: Governing after Devolution 13. The Courts and Civil Liberties 14. Accountability and Control of Government 15. Beyond The Nation State.