Understanding US/UK Government and Politics: A Comparative Guide

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Manchester University Press, 2003 - 333 Seiten
A further volume in the Understanding Politics series, this textbook has been written specifically for A2-level students and covers the comparative dimension of advanced level study. It follows closely the syllabuses of the main examination boards, being particularly helpful for those requiring a direct comparison between the two political systems. Clear and accessible in style, it offers insights into the similiarities and differences between British and American politics. These are summarized in useful boxes at the end of each chapter, where there are also details of relevant websites and likely examination questions. politics operates in Britain and the US, noting aspects of the history and social structure of each country before exploring the concept of political culture. The underlying ideals and values of British and American people are compared and the book goes on to analyse the constitution before considering the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government in detail. In addition, the nature of American federalism and moves towards federal devolution in the UK are assessed. Political parties, the media and elections, pressure groups and voting are all extensively covered, with some concluding thoughts on the current condition of democracy in Britain and the US. comparative terms. It offers students the chance to boost their knowledge and understanding of the two political systems and provides the basis for a strong comparative response to any likely A2 question.

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Constitutions
26
Protecting liberties advancing rights
46
Executives
66
changing fashions
74
The case of the
80
Support for the Prime Minister and President
86
The bureaucracy in Britain and the United States
94
Conclusion
103
Judiciaries
139
Governance beyond the centre
155
Pressure groups
219
The mass media
243
Voting and elections
269
Democracy in theory and practice
305
Index
329
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Duncan Watts is the current Editor at the Politics Association Resource Centre.

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