These are turbulent times for Europe. The European debt crisishas dominated headlines, toppled elected leaders, and even calledinto question the survival of the Euro itself. In fact, not a daygoes by without headlines screaming about the eurozone incrisis.
But what are the key issues at stake? What exactly caused thecrisis...and what might happen next? Julian Knight walks youthrough the issues and explains - in plain English - what thecrisis means for you, and for the global economy.
Open the book and find:How the crisis came aboutWhat it means to youCrystal ball predictions on what might happen next ‘Must know' facts about the crisis
British Politics For Dummies includes:
Part 1: The Basics of Politics
Chapter 1: Taking in the Political Universe
Chapter 2: Understanding Why Politics and Politicians areImportant
Chapter 3: Looking at Democracy & Participation
Chapter 4: Examining Different Political Ideologies
Chapter 5: Forming of the British Political State
Part 2: Elections and Britain's Parties
Chapter 6: Electoral & voting systems
Chapter 7: Voting Behaviour & Trends
Chapter 8: Honing in on Political Parties
Chapter 9: Pressure Groups
Chapter 10: Politics & the Media
Part 3: The Ins & Outs of Parliament
Chapter 11: Britain's Constitution
Chapter 12: Examining Britain's Parliamentary Democracy
Chapter 13: Gazing at the Summit: the PM and Cabinet
Chapter 14: Ministers & Civil Servants
Chapter 15: The Courts & The Judiciary
Chapter 16: Laying Bear Devolution & Local Government
Chapter 17: Joining the Lawmakers: Becoming a Politician
Part 4: Politics Worldwide
Chapter 18: Understanding Britain's Place in the World
Chapter 19: Taking in the International Stage
Chapter 20: Expanding Your Horizons: Europe
Chapter 21: Leading the Free World: US Politics
Part 5: Parts of Ten
Chapter 22: Ten Significant Prime Ministers
Chapter 23: Ten Major Political Scandals
Chapter 24: Ten Events Which Formed the Modern PoliticalWorld
Chapter 25: Ten Political Trends for the Future
This fully updated edition of The British Citizenship TestFor Dummies covers all the most up to date information thatyou need to know to pass the latest UK Government’s Life inthe UK test – valid for tests taken after April 2007. With anin-depth coverage of the nation’s history, culture, customsand educational, political and social institutions, and over 300questions to practice on, this is the perfect helping hand on yourway to becoming a British citizen.
The British Citizenship Test For Dummies 2ndEdition covers:
Part I: Deciding to Stay in the UK.
Part II: Getting to Know the Immigration and CitizenshipPlayers.
Part III: Taking Care of Immigration and CitizenshipPaperwork.
Part IV: Taking the Citizenship Test.
Part V: Troubleshooting Your Application.
Part VI: Reaping the Rewards of Citizenship.
Part VII: Ten Helpful For Dummies Books.
Appendix A: Revision Material for the Life in the UKTest.
Appendix B: Sample Questions and Answers for the Life in theUK Test.
This book has been updated for the Ashes 2009, featuringrevised information on new players, the Indian premier league,Stanford 20:20 and the latest coverage of past and futurecompetitions.
Julian Knight is a BBC journalist, writer, and cricketenthusiast. He is a former youth coach and captain, and has been aclub cricketer for over 20 years.
Consultant Editor Gary Palmer played first class cricket forten years with Somerset before becoming a professional coach.
So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics butdon't know where to start? You've come to the right place!British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide tounderstanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics inthe UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss the insand outs of past and present elections, political leaders, partiesand ideologies.
Packed with understandable information on the origins, historyand structure of the UK parliamentary system, British PoliticsFor Dummies offers a fascinating glimpse into the rollercoasterworld of politics. Explaining everything from key politicalideologies and the spread of democracy to the current electionprocess and the differences between political parties, thishands-on, friendly guide is an ideal companion to British politicsand elections.Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments, devolutionand independence effortsProvides updated information on UKIP and Britain's place inEuropeServes as a helpful guide to elections and British politicalparties—electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends andthe role of pressure groups and the mediaOffers a fascinating examination of British politics on theworld stage
Whether you want to get to grips with British politics andgovernment or build your knowledge beyond the basics, this updatededition of British Politics For Dummies is the placeto start.
Discover how to:Decide if a will is right for youValue your assetsLeave your home through a willAppoint executors and trusteesChoose beneficiariesDraw up a DIY willWork out how inheritance tax works and if you’re liableto itFind out what can and can’t be taxed
Content includes:A brief biography of the happy couple - of courseRoyal wedding fact sheets featuring in-depth explanations ofthe customs, rules of etiquette, and history on display during theeventsAn inside look at Westminster Abbey - the building, thehistory, and the weddingsA lively account of royal weddings of the past - with a scorecard ranking the ultimate results - including a look at otherroyal/commoner romances"Where did they go?" Royal honeymoons of the pastA "Know Your Heads of State and Hangers-On" section perfect forfiguring out who's at the eventsA guide to planning and holding a street party that will bringback memories from the pastA recipe section with great takes on traditional British fareperfect for a partyRoyal trivia sure to tax the talents of young and oldalike
An "If you're going" guide featuringThe best places to get a glimpse of the revelry in personGreat places to grab a pint or glass of wine and soak in theatmosphereTips on getting around London easily and safely on the bigday
Whether you're a budding player or aspiring armchair expert,Cricket For Dummies helps you get to grips with thisfascinating sport. Completely revised and updated for the firstback-to-back Ashes series in 38 years, this hands-on guide givesyou clear explanations of the cricket's laws, step-by-stepexplanations of techniques and tactics, and exciting coverage ofthe tournaments, global rivalries, and great players.Fully revised and updated to chronicle the rise of twenty20cricket and the IPL, the implementation of DRS, and the changingface of the gameCovers cricket basics—the pitch, the laws, the equipmentand moreProvides an in-depth look at cricket formatsOffers a guide to building cricket skills—bowling,batting, and fieldingIncludes coverage of the best players and the biggesttournaments throughout the world
Complete with Top Ten Lists of the greatest cricketers, themost memorable cricket matches, and the biggest controversies,Cricket For Dummies is your one-stop resource on thispopular sport.
Aber worum geht es eigentlich? Was genau hat zur Euro-Krise geführt und was steht uns allen noch bevor? Julian Knight fast zusammen, was seit der Einführung des Euro passiert ist und er beschreibt, was die Euro-Krise für jeden einzelnen von uns, aber auch für die Weltwirtschaft bedeuten kann. Hier finden Sie leicht verständlich erläutert das Wichtigste zur Euro-Krise.
? Wie es zur Euro-Krise kam
? Wie die Euro-Krise sich auf Ihr Leben auswirkt
? Was noch geschehen kann