Knight, Julian

British Politics For Dummies®

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So - you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don't know where to start. The rich history, complex statistics and tricky political jargon are getting in your way, not to mention the media hype (is politics only about duck houses and moats?). But don't worry! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK, so you'll be discussing the ins and out of leaders, parties, ideologies, constitutions, laws, cabinets and summits past and present in no time - and with maximum confidence. Coming up to the potential end of Labour's historic three terms in power, there's never been a better time to get to grips with politics.

British Politics For Dummies includes:

Part 1: The Basics of Politics                                                                                         

Chapter 1: Taking in the Political Universe                                                              
Chapter 2: Understanding Why Politics and Politicians are Important              
Chapter 3: Looking at Democracy & Participation                                
Chapter 4: Examining Different Political Ideologies                                              
Chapter 5: Forming of the British Political State                                                     

Part 2: Elections and Britain's Parties                                      
Chapter 6: Electoral & voting systems                                                                       
Chapter 7: Voting Behaviour & Trends                                                                    
Chapter 8: Honing in on Political Parties                                                                  
Chapter 9: Pressure Groups                                                                                         
Chapter 10: Politics & the Media                                                                                               

Part 3: The Ins & Outs of Parliament                                         
Chapter 11: Britain's Constitution                                                                                             
Chapter 12: Examining Britain's Parliamentary Democracy                               
Chapter 13: Gazing at the Summit: the PM and Cabinet                                     
Chapter 14: Ministers & Civil Servants                                                                     
Chapter 15: The Courts & The Judiciary                                                                  
Chapter 16: Laying Bear Devolution & Local Government                 
Chapter 17: Joining the Lawmakers: Becoming a Politician                                

Part 4: Politics Worldwide                                                                             
Chapter 18: Understanding Britain's Place in the World                       
Chapter 19: Taking in the International Stage                                                        
Chapter 20: Expanding Your Horizons: Europe                                                     
Chapter 21: Leading the Free World: US Politics                                                    

Part 5: Parts of Ten                                                                                                          
Chapter 22: Ten Significant Prime Ministers                                                           
Chapter 23: Ten Major Political Scandals                                                                               
Chapter 24: Ten Events Which Formed the Modern Political World  
Chapter 25: Ten Political Trends for the Future

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