UK Government & Politics, 3rd edition

By Philip Lynch & Paul Fairclough
October 2010
Hodder Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780340986639
350 Pages, Illustrated
$57.50 Paper original

The best-selling AS UK Government & Politics has been completely updated for the new specifications following the 2010 general election. Written specifically to meet the needs of AS students, it provides comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date coverage of topics for all exam boards.

The content is carefully structured around the specifications. It combines informed discussion with the most up-to-date facts and figures and includes the following features:

• Definitions of key terms and concepts to help understanding and revision.
• Weblinks and associated activities.
• What you should know summaries at the end of each chapter
• Exam focus sections at the end of each chapter offering source-based exercises relating to the text as well as assignments for extension work, drawing on suggested reading and website listings.
New for this edition:
• Free extra content available on including web-based extension tasks, PowerPoint summaries and revision advice.
• UK/US comparison boxes designed to extend knowledge and stretch and challenge students.
• Viewpoint boxes answering controversial questions.

Table of Contents:
Section 1 People and politics
Chapter 1 Democracy and participation
Chapter 2 Elections and voting
Chapter 3 Political parties: policies
Chapter 4 Political parties: structure
Chapter 5 Pressure groups (shorter)
Section 2 Governing the UK
Chapter 6 The constitution
Chapter 7 Parliament
Chapter 8 The prime minister and the core executive
Chapter 9 Judges and civil liberties
Chapter 10 Devolution and local government
Chapter 11 The European Union

About the Author(s):

Paul Fairclough is an experienced senior examiner and Head of Politics. He co-authors the UK Government & Politics Annual Survey published by Philip Allan Updates.
Philip Lynch is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Leicester, Department of Politics and International Relations and is on the editorial board of Politics Review.
Eric Magee is an experienced teacher and examiner, and editor of Politics Review.

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