- Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1997-
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- CONTENTS PART 1 CONTEXT 1 Introduction: explaining politics 2 Historical context globalization 3 The social and economic contexts PART 2 DEFINING THE POLITICAL WORLD 4 Ideology and the liberal tradition 5 Political ideas: key concepts 6 Political ideas: the major parties 7 Political ideas: themes and fringes And another thing ... Who's steering this ship? Power in British politics PART 3 THE REPRESENTATIVE PROCESS 8 Elections 9 Voting behaviour 10 The mass media and political communication 11 Pressure groups 12 Political parties 13 Pathways into politics 14 Devolution And another thing ... Voting with our feet: The turn-out problem' in Britain PART 4 THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS Introduction to Part 4 15 The changing constitution 16 The crown 17 The House of Commons 18 The House of Lords And another thing ... The Premier League: Ranking Tony Blair PART 5 THE EXECUTIVE PROCESS 19 The Cabinet and Prime Minister 20 Ministers, departments and civil servants 21 Civil service management and policy 22 Local government 23 The Judiciary And another thing ... The marriage of true minds? The Blair/Brown relationship PART 6 THE POLICY PROCESS 24 The policy making process 25 The politics of law and order 26 Social policy 27 Economic policy 28 British foreign and defence policy under the Blair government 29 Environmental policy 30 Northern Ireland 31 Britainand European integration 32 Labour in government: An assessment And another thing ... Waging wars: foreign policy and terrorism Glossary Index
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