Politics and Governance in the UK

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The third edition of this comprehensive and innovative textbook provides an invaluable narrative and insight into the ever-changing landscape of British politics.Updated to cover the 2015 General Election, the Scottish independence referendum and changing relations with the European Union, this extensively revised new edition sets out to provide students with a clear understanding of the core features of British politics and contemporary governance, as well as an examination of the way in which the governing process is becoming increasingly 'multi-level' and 'multi-agency'.Written in a concise and accessible style by one of the leading authors in the field, this engaging text provides an illuminating framework that draws on the range of analytical issues and theoretical debates in the study of British politics. Through Moran's unrivalled account of the way Britain is governed, it is clear to see why this text continues to be essential reading for undergraduate students of British politics.New to this Edition:- Continued discussion on the influence of EU membership on British politics A distinct emphasis on the rising importance of management in the system of government - New 2017 update covers both the 2016 EU Referendum and the 2017 General Election, as well as their repercussions for British politics.
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ISBN-13: 9781137365965
ISBN-10: 113736596X
Pagini: 448
Ilustrații: 17 b/w tables, 33 figures, 32 b/w photos, 41 b/w illustrations
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.72 kg
Ediția: Nouă
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Red Globe Press
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


A highly praised companion website offering guidance for both lecturers and students, as well as regular updates on important political developments

Notă biografică

Michael Moran is Emeritus Professor of Government, The University of Manchester, UK. A Fellow of the British Academy, he is a past editor of Political Studies and Government and Opposition. His other books include Business, Politics and Society (2009) and The British Regulatory State (2007).


1. Why Politics Matters And Why British Politics Matters 2. Politics And Policy In A Capitalist Democracy 3. The Constitution And The British Political Culture 4. The Core Executive In The Westminster System 5. Departments And Agencies In The Westminster System 6. Representing Interests In The Westminster System 7. Parliament In The Westminster System 8. Devolved Government In Northern Ireland 9. From Devolution To Dissolution: Governing Scotland And Wales 10. The Worlds Of Local And Regional Government: Multi-Level Governance In Action 11. Europeanizing British Government 12. Parties And Their Organization 13. Parties And Their Ideologies 14. How Citizens Participate 15. How Political Communication Happens 16. How Elections Are Decided 17. How Leaders Are Selected 18. Understanding Policy Under Multilevel Governance 19. Managing Resource Raising And Allocation 20. Managing Justice And Security 21. Managing, Protecting And Creating Citizen Rights 22. Understanding The British State: Theories And Evidence.


'Rigorously-researched, theoretically-informed, and, above all, incredibly readable, Politics and Governance in the UK is, quite simply, a tour de force of a textbook. It is an absolute "must read" for all students of British politics'. - Dr Nicola Smith, University of Birmingham, UK

'Comprehensive, accessible, engaging and highly innovative, the second edition of this landmark text provides a judicious and creatively illustrated mix of theory, commentary and analysis. Moran brings British politics alive as never before.' - Colin Hay, University of Sheffield, UK

'Unlike many British politics texts, Moran succeeds in weaving theoretical debates directly into the narrative, producing a comprehensive and readable volume that is easily accessible to students both inside and outside the UK.' – Terrence Casey, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA, and Executive Director of the APSA British Politics Group

'Politics and Governance in the UK provides one of the best and most illuminating frameworks for understanding the way Britain is governed. Revised to take account of the most recent research, the new edition is essential reading for all students of British politics.' – Andrew Gamble, University of Cambridge, UK

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*Takes full account of the results and implications of the 2010 General Election