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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Political and Electoral Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 3-19
    3. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 20-34
    4. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 35-58
    5. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 59-87
  3. Sources of Power, Pressure and Opinion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 91-127
    3. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 128-150
    4. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 151-181
    5. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 182-207
  4. Parliament

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 211-234
    3. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 235-258
    4. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 259-288
  5. Central Government

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 291-318
    3. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 319-338
    4. F. N. Forman, N. D. J. Baldwin
      Pages 339-372
  6. The Wider Public Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373

About this book

Introduction

This essential book contains all the information and analysis needed to understand the British system of Government and British politics. The fourth edition has been extensively re-written and up-dated. New material has been added throughout, in particular to take into account changes since the 1997 General Election. It also contains an analysis of results of the 1997 Election, and constitutional changes under the new Labour Government. Mastering British Politics is easy to read and clearly explained, avoiding difficult or over-technical language. It contains questions throughout to guide discussion and suggestions for further reading. It is ideal for A-Level and first-year undergraduates, and for anyone wanting to know how the British political system really works.

Keywords

constitution decision-making democracy electoral system government Institution parliament Policy Political Parties politics

About the authors

F.N. FORMAN has taught British politics at college and university level. He was a Member of Parliament from 1976 to 1997 and served as a P.P.S. in the Foreign Office and the Treasury, and was also a Minister for Further & Higher Education.

N.D.J. BALDWIN has written and lectured extensively on British politics. A former Parliamentary candidate and one-time assistant to a group of peers in the House of Lords, he is currently Director of Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, the British campus of Farleigh Dickinson University.

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