Essentials of UK Politics

Essentials of UK Politics


By (author) Andrew Heywood

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 245mm x 15mm | 724g
  • Publication date: 13 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230285627
  • ISBN 13: 9780230285620
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 14 figures, 10 black & white tables, 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 290,262

Product description

Updated to cover British politics in an age of austerity and coalition government, the new edition of this best-selling AS-level text covers all topics in the Edexcel and AQA syllabi and the core requirements of other boards. Written by a top textbook author and chief examiner it is packed with features to aid learning and revision.

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Author information

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

Review quote

Teacher feedback on the first edition: '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 I: PEOPLE AND POLITICS Introducing Politics and Government Democracy and Participation Elections and Voting Political Parties Pressure Groups PART II: GOVERNING THE UK The Constitution Parliament Prime Minister, Cabinet and the Executive Judges and Civil Liberties The EU and Multi-level Governance