The Essentials of UK Politics

The Essentials of UK Politics

Paperback

By (author) Andrew Heywood

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 245mm x 18mm | 684g
  • Publication date: 8 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230201733
  • ISBN 13: 9780230201736
  • Illustrations note: 14 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 309,890

Product description

This new textbook, from the UK's leading politics textbook author, has been written specifically to meet the needs of the students who are studying AS level Government and Politics. It is a lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the subject and provides full coverage of the revised Edexcel and AQA syllabi and the core requirements of other boards. Also available is a companion website with further learning resources to accompany the text. Please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/politics/essentials/

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Author information

ANDREW HEYWOOD was Vice Principal at Croydon College and before that Head of Politics at Orpington College. He is author of many bestselling texts including Politics and Political Ideologies. He is an AS and A-level Chief Examiner in Government and Politics.

Review quote

'Yet another highly useful and timely textbook from Andy Heywood which will instil confidence in students and their teachers.' - Kerrie Carpenter, Head of Social Sciences, St Philomena's School 'Drawing on his experience as a teacher and examiner, Andrew Heywood has written a textbook that will be clear and accessible to all, but that also contains the depth of analysis required for students to reach the higher grades. If you are looking for a single textbook to meet all your students' needs, this is the one! I will be adopting this book.' - Linda Jeffries, Old Palace School 'It does something so essential to the study of politics: it wraps the theory in relevant, up-to-date and interesting examples which engage the student quickly. The lay out is appealing and the way it tackles the subject makes sense with the exam specs in mind.' - Gareth J. Hughes, Head of Government and Politics, Silcoates School

Table of contents

How To Use this Book PART 1: PEOPLE AND POLITICS Introducing Politics and Government Democracy and Participation Elections and Voting Political Parties Pressure Groups PART 2: GOVERNING THE UK The Constitution Parliament Prime Minister, Cabinet and the Executive Judges and Civil Liberties The EU and Multilevel Governance