British Politics: The Basics (Hardcover)

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Fully updated and expanded, the second edition of this still compact text on British politics expertly analyses the major changes in British political life, placing them revealingly within the context of the evolution of British society from absolute monarchy to representative democracy.

The author considers each of the major components of British politics in digestible chapters, such as the Monarchy and the House of Lords, the Commons, voting behaviour, parties and pressure groups, the prime minister and cabinet, devolution, local government, and foreign policy. The book includes two new chapters on the EU referendum and Brexit, and the extraordinary December 2019 election, as well as coverage of events such as the coronavirus pandemic, and the respective travails of the increasingly split two major political parties.

This readable and comprehensive introduction will be of key interest to A-level students, undergraduates and those new to the study of British politics.

About the Author

Bill Jones is Senior Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool Hope University where he was formerly Professor of Politics and History.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367189488
ISBN-10: 0367189488
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 4th, 2020
Pages: 446
Language: English
Series: Basics