The 4th edition of this popular textbook has been fully revised and updated to match the requirements for the new A level in Government and Politics for the Edexcel and AQA exam board specifications. Written by renowned author Andrew Heywood, this lively text expertly introduces A-level students to the basics of UK politics, and covers key areas including political parties, elections and referendums, voting behaviour and the media, the Constitution, Parliament, Judiciary and the European Union. Keeping pace with the tumultuousness of UK politics of the last few years, it incorporates coverage of the referendum on the UK's European Union membership in 2016 and its consequences as well as the 2017 general election.
Andrew Heywood is author of such best-selling textbooks as Politics, Political Theory and Global Politics, used by hundreds of thousands of students around the world.
1. Introducing Politics and Government PART ONE: POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE UK 2. Democracy and Participation 3. Elections and Referendums 4. Voting Behaviour and Electoral Outcomes 5. Political Parties 6. Pressure Groups PART TWO: UK GOVERNMENT 7. The Constitution 8. Parliament 9. Prime Minister, Cabinet and Executive 10. The Judiciary 11. Devolution and the European Union