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British Politics (Palgrave Foundations Series) [Paperback]

Robert Leach , Bill Coxall , Lynton Robins
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17 Aug 2011 0230272347 978-0230272347 2nd edition
Systematically revised and updated, British Politics is an accessible and definitive guide to the shape of Britain's political institutions and processes. The new edition covers significant developments and events in British politics, such as the financial crisis and the 2010 general election, and provides full analysis of the first year of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Incorporating useful learning aids throughout, the book examines the state of British politics set against the background of devolution within the UK and an ever-changing European and global environment.

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• 'Comparative politics' boxes highlight differences and similarities with other political systems
• 'Academic controversy' boxes summarize debates on key issues
• On-page glossary explains key words and concepts
• Chapter summaries, questions for discussion and further reading to stimulate and reinforce learning
• Illustrated 'key thinker' profiles
• A companion website – www.palgrave.com/foundations/leach – containing valuable additional material for students and lecturers

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'The new edition of this classic text brings it bang up to date. Extremely wide-ranging and very engagingly written, it is a fine introduction to British politics that I will continue to recommend to my students.' - Alan Renwick, University of Reading
 
'An excellent update with many helpful examples to illustrate the concepts. It remains a comprehensive yet concise and an accessible yet academically rigorous introduction to British politics.' – Thomas Lundberg, University of Glasgow

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Fully revised to cover developments following the 2010 general election, this is a systematic and highly readable introduction to Britain's political institutions and processes

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction to British Politics 26 Oct 2010
By Andy
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British Politics is complex, and the prospect of starting studying the subject is a daunting one, but this book provides a great introduction to the subject for any beginners to the subject making it a must read for any first year university students. It's well written and leaves no stone unturned as it aims to cover all aspects of British Politics past and present and it does so in a way which is both informative and insightful. It doesn't delve too far into the complexities of the British political systems, instead choosing to provide a brief overview, but it does exactly what it says on the cover which is provide a concise introduction to British Politics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 12 Nov 2013
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Great book and explains topics very well. Clear and concise and helps me to no end on my politics course. Highly recommended by my University, so would advise to all on a first year politics course.
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4.0 out of 5 stars bargain 4 Aug 2013
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Very good book, thoroughly glad with what I paid for. No complaints. Will be able to use for next fees years without having to spend a fortune.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 30 Nov 2011
By Marta R
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The book was suggested by my politics proffesor. It contains basic information about British politics. Decent study book. I purchased a used copy, therefore it was not expensive (was aiming to get it cheap, since I will not be needing it any more).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative Text Book. 24 May 2014
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It has a lot of great information in the textbook. I used this textbook every week. I never found it boring.
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