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Representation and the Electoral College by Nearly 800 proposals have been made to amend or abolish the Electoral College, and its divisiveness raises many questions. What role do electors play in American democracy? How should they vote? Should the Electoral College exist at all? Much confusion surrounds this institution, in large part because of how the original Electoral College varies from its contemporary counterpart, the evolved Electoral College. This book helps readers to understand the distinction and how we got where we are today. Focusing on the controversial 2016 election, in which Trump received nearly three million fewer popular votes than Clinton, Representation and the Electoral College shows how the Electoral College acts on behalf of the American public and alters election outcomes. In exploring the origin, development, and practice of the Electoral College, this study also presents the most extensive analysis of presidential electors to date.
Publication Date: 2019-05-01
Political ideas for A level. Liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism, anarchism by Build your students' knowledge of the ideas, tensions, and key thinkers within the core ideologies of conservatism, liberalism and socialism, plus the additional ideologies of feminism and anarchism. Students will understand the core ideas and principles behind the political ideologies, and how they apply in practice to human nature, the state, society, and the economy.
Publication Date: 2017
Political ideas for A Level: Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Ecologism by Build your students' knowledge of the ideas, tensions and key thinkers within the core ideologies of conservatism, liberalism and socialism, plus the additional ideologies of nationalism, multiculturalism, and ecologism. Students will understand the core ideas and principles behind the political ideologies, and how they apply in practice to human nature, the state, society, and the economy.
Publication Date: 2017
AQA A-level politics. Student guide 3, Political ideas by Written by experienced teacher Simon Lemieux, this student guide for politics: identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications; enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide; helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions; and develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research.
Publication Date: 2018
AQA A-level politics. Student guide 4, Government and politics of the USA and comparative politics by Written by experienced teacher Simon Lemieux, this student guide for politics: identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications; enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide; helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions; and develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research.
Publication Date: 2018
Aiming for an A in A-level politics by Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades; this year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples, and tips for getting an A grade.
Publication Date: 2018
British Politics: the Basics by Over the last two decades British politics has undergone a remarkable transformation. While some components of the system have been eroded, such as voter turnout and membership of the big parties, other parts have flourished, such as nationalist parties, the insurgent UKIP, as well as the new media. British Politics: The Basics analyses these changes and places them within the context of the evolution of British society from absolute monarchy to representative democracy. It considers each of the major components of British politics, such as the Monarchy and the House of Lords, the Commons, voting behaviour, parties and pressure groups, the Prime Minister and Cabinet, devolution, local government, and foreign policy. Its contents include coverage of recent events such as the Scottish Referendum and the 2015 General Election. This readable and comprehensive introduction will be of key interest to A-level students, undergraduates and those new to the study of British politics.
Publication Date: 2015-12-21
Comparative Government and Politics by John McCormick joins Rod Hague and Martin Harrop as co-author for the 10th edition of this renowned and bestselling textbook. Taking a thematic approach to Comparative Politics, it introduces students to the key concepts, structures and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare political systems across the globe. Taking full account of the different institutions of government and political cultures that exist around the world, the authors offer detailed analysis of a range of democracies and authoritarian regimes. In addition, an array of carefully-designed pedagogical features equip students with the tools and critical mind-set to explore debates and spark discussion. With its impressively comprehensive coverage, the book can be used as the sole text for teaching undergraduate courses worldwide on Comparative Politics, Comparative Government, Introduction to Politics and Introduction to Political Science.
Publication Date: 2016-01-18
Exploring British Politics by Exploring British Politicsis a concise, comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject. Fully updated and revised, the new edition covers the 2015 general election and recent developments in the role of political parties, changes in party ideology, the UK's relationship with the European Union, and the future of the UK itself. Designed to stimulate critical analysis and provoke lively debate, it provides new perspectives on two key themes - the health of British democracy and the transition from traditional models of government to more flexible forms of 'governance'. The special features of the new edition include: Comprehensive analysis of the 2015 general election and the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence A focus on topical controversies, such as the relationship between politicians and the media and the arguments for and against Human Rights legislation Explanation of the ways in which British governments have responded to dramatic social change, and to serious economic challenges in an era of 'globalisation' Extensive guides to further reading at the end of each chapter Whilst it provides the essential historical background for a full understanding of British politics, contemporary issues are to the fore throughout and readers are encouraged to scrutinise what is often taken for granted and to develop their own thoughts and ideas. Whether studying the subject for the first time or revisiting it, Exploring British Politicsis the ideal undergraduate text.
Publication Date: 2016-06-03
The road to somewhere : the new tribes shaping British politics by Many Remainers reported waking up the day after the Brexit vote feeling as if they were living in a foreign country. In fact, they were merely experiencing the same feeling that many British people have felt every day for years. 50 years ago, people in leafy North London and people in working-class Northern towns could vote for a Labour party that broadly encompassed all of their interests. Today their priorities are poles apart. In this groundbreaking and timely book, Goodhart shows us how people have come to be divided into two camps: the 'Anywheres', who have 'achieved' identities, derived from their careers and education, and 'Somewheres', who get their identity from a sense of place and from the people around them, and who feel a sense of loss due to mass immigration and rapid social change.
Publication Date: 2017
Who governs Britain? by The British system of government has changed dramatically in recent decades, and far more that any of us realise. As acclaimed political scientist and bestselling author Anthony King shows us, this shift is at the heart of Britain's political dilemma today.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication Date: 2019