Matthew S Shugart, Matthew E Bergman, Cory L. Struthers, Ellis S Krauss, Robert J Pekkanen
27 May 2021
Key party goals serve to advance a policy brand and maximize seats in the legislature. This book offers a theory of how political parties assign their elected members — their "personnel" — to specialized legislative committees to serve collective organizational goals, developing the notion of "party personnel strategies".
Secularism, the belief that religion should not be part of the affairs of the state or part of public education, is an increasingly hot topic in global public, political, and religious debates. Andrew Copson tells the story of secularism, discussing secular republics and the challenges they can face from resurgent religious identity politics.
John Baldock, Lavinia Mitton, Nick Manning, Sarah Vickerstaff
22 September 2011
The fourth edition of this well-respected textbook includes three new chapters on the history and development of social policy, making social policy in a global context, and how to research and write about social policy. It is up-to-date with the coalition government's welfare agenda, and remains the best introduction to social policy available.