Your guide to British politics Packed with accessible information on the origins, history, and structure of the UK parliamentary system, British Politics For Dummies offers a fascinating insight into the rollercoaster world of politics. Explaining everything from key political ideologies and the spread of democracy to the current election process and the differences between political parties, this guide is the ultimate companion to British politics and elections. In the book, you'll discover the origins of democracy, political ideologies and the British political state, how elections and British political parties really work, the lowdown on parliament, insight into local politics and devolution, examination of British politics on the world stage, and so much more. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments and how they work Features information on the key political parties, including the Tories, Labour, the Lib Dems, and UKIP and Britain's place in Europe Focuses on the history of devolved governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Gives you plain-English access to the PM, the Cabinet, ministers, and civil servants, along with the role of the courts If you're a lifelong learner interested in learning more about politics, a university or sixth-form student studying the topic, or anyone interested in boosting their knowledge of politics, British Politics For Dummieshas you covered.
Julian Knight is Money and Property Editor at The Independent on Sunday. Previously, he was a reporter at BBC News, contributing to the BBC News website and Radio Five Live.
Learn to: Discover more about devolution and the Scottish Referendum Make sense of elections and Britain’s parties Take a good look at the Conservative and Labour parties See exactly what the prime minister and the cabinet get up to all day Your one-stop shop for all things British politics Welcome to the fascinating world of British politics! Whether you’re a student wanting to boost your chances of getting that A grade or just want the inside track on the big issues facing the UK—and the wider world—this friendly, portable guide has you covered. Party on — get to know the electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends and the scoop on political parties Take it to the masses — find out how the rise of social media has shaped and affected British politics Ponder parliament — examine Britain’s constitution and parliamentary democracy, and find out how Westminster makes the laws that affect us all Significant scandals — discover the top ten political scandals of all time Open the book and find: Why politics and politicians are important How pressure groups influence politicians A look at great prime ministers Strengths and weaknesses of British politics The role of the media in election campaigns Minor and emerging political parties
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