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Published: 13 July 2006

732 Pages | boxes, figures & tables

ISBN: 9780199269792

Bookseller Code (06)

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British Politics

Fifth Edition

Dennis Kavanagh, David Richards, Andrew Geddes, and Martin Smith

  • Completely restructured and expanded, with sixteen additional chapters and three new authors
  • Provides a significantly more comprehensive analysis of contemporary British politics than competing texts, allowing instructors to customise the text for any module no matter what the emphasis or perspective
  • Successfully combines a descriptive narrative with conceptual analysis, making theories more easily understood by way of practical example
  • Offers an international outlook, allowing students to examine the global context in which British politics operates
  • Balances the traditional, descriptive 'institutions-based' approach to politics with a lively, issue-led discussion of contemporary debates such as terrorism, race and asylum-seeking, capturing students' interest and helping them to understand the society they are living in now
  • Uses primary research drawn from a large number of interviews with key political actors, encouraging students to ask questions through exposure to fresh, original insights, as opposed to borrowing the thoughts and ideals of others
  • Embraces a strong historical perspective to enable students to understand how the past has shaped present-day issues and the nature of British politics and to equip them with a solid and informed political outlook

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