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Understanding British and European Political Issues : Understandings - Neil McNaughton

Understanding British and European Political Issues


Paperback Published: 1st August 2010
ISBN: 9780719080739
Number Of Pages: 256

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This new edition will be essential reading for all students studying politics at A2 level, as it covers the important issues as required by the main examining boards, and has been specifically tailored to the brand new Edexcel Route A specification. Fully updated to include the global recession and other recent political developments, itlooks at the important issues in British politics since 1945. It is also useful as an introductory reader for all those who are interested in the field.

Neil McNaughton is a seasoned writer at this level. He examines, on a chapter by chapter basis, the key issues of British politics today; economic policy, the Welfare State, law and order, environment policy, Northern Ireland, issues concerning women,European integration and the European Union, and the impact of the European Union on Britain. In each case he describes the issues in detail and places them in their political context.

Written in an accessible style, with helpful features such as summaries, definition, tables and boxes to illuminate the points made and suggestions for additional reading and research, this book is urgently needed as students grapple with the issues thrown up by the new examinations.

List of tablesp. vii
Preface to the second editionp. ix
Economic policyp. 1
The Welfare Statep. 38
Law and orderp. 80
Environment policyp. 98
Northern Irelandp. 109
Issues concerning womenp. 133
European integrationp. 143
Institutions of the European Unionp. 171
European Union issuesp. 199
Britain and the European Unionp. 220
Further readingp. 235
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780719080739
ISBN-10: 0719080738
Series: Understandings
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2010
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised