Understanding A/S Level Government Politics

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Manchester University Press, 2003 M12 5 - 311 páginas
This is the first comprehensive textbook on the market to cover the A/S level politics syllabuses offered by the main examination boards. Written in clear, accessible, easy to understand language, with checklists, bullet points, chapter summaries, boxes and charts, revision notes and sample
examination questions, as well as further sources of information, in both written form and on the web, this is the perfect information source for students preparing for the A/S level politics examination. The book starts by giving a basic introduction to politics including a definition of what
politics is, the nature of government and the basic concepts of politics and political action. It goes on to deal with popular participation, including democracy, elections, the electoral system and referendums, political parties including their role and functions, ideologies, theories and
traditions of UK parties, the current state of the parties with regard to policy, and the work of parties at local, national and European level.

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Key concepts in British Politics
9
Participation
18
Political participation and citizenship
26
Elections and voting
39
Electoral systems
77
Pressure groups
90
Political parties and the party system
112
ideologies policies and approaches
127
The monarchy
180
The Cabinet and the Prime Minister
188
Whitehall and the civil service
211
the role and operations of the House of Commons
222
The House of Lords
253
The effectiveness of Parliament
264
future possibilities
278
Index
307

postwar trends
142
The British constitution
162

Términos y frases comunes

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Christopher Wilson has vast experience of teaching politics in schools, is an A/S level government and politics examiner, and is an active member of the Politics Association

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