ISBN : 9780198825555
The first introductory UK politics textbook to publish since Brexit and the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, this book combines foundational understanding and critical perspectives to provide a clear overview of the UK political system. UK Politics takes a contextual and historical approach to teaching. The chapters, written in an accessible and approachable style, introduce students to the core processes, institutions, power struggles, and trends that characterise UK politics today. The in-chapter features also foster key skills including engagement with primary sources, thinking critically about claims, and the development of debates. Through careful explanation, case studies, extracts, and thoughtful questions, UK Politics helps students answer the questions 'what's going on?', 'how should it work (and how does it actually)?' and 'how did we get here? Digital formats and resources UK Politics is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with self-assessment activities and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks This book is supported by a range of online resources for students and lecturers, including additional case studies, multiple choice questions with instant feedback, activities that can be used in seminars or for self-study, PowerPoint slides to accompany each chapter, terminology-testing flashcards, an interactive timeline, additional links, and biannual updates from the author.
1 Introduction: tradition and change
Part 1: How are we governed?
2 Cabinet and the prime minister
3 The UK government
5 The legal system and human rights
Part 2: How do people participate in politics?
6 The party system
7 Elections and voting
Part 3: How does society affect UK Politics?
9 Communication and public opinion
10 Identity, equality, and power
Part 4: What is 'the UK', and how does it relate to the rest of the world?
11 Devolution and local government
12 The nations and the union
11 The UK and the outside world