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.
- Comprehensive coverage of the ideologies of Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Ecologism
- Definitions of key terms and concepts to help clarify knowledge and understanding of political language
- Exam focus sections at the end of each chapter to test and develop understanding of key topics, offering practice for short and essay questions
- Review all the key developments in UK politics from the last year, with expert analysis you can draw on both throughout your course and in the exams
- Go beyond your textbooks to build a bank of up-to-date examples and data, helping you develop knowledgeable and persuasive arguments
- Know how to hit the highest grades with guidance from experienced teachers and authors, Neil McNaughton and Eric Magee
Chapter 1: The 2017 general election: an earthquake or just a tremor?
Chapter 2: After the 2017 general election: governing without a majority
Chapter 3: City and regional mayors: how much power do they really have?
Chapter 4: The Central Executive: what happened to collective responsibility?
Chapter 5: Pluralism: Does social media enhance or threaten democracy?
Chapter 6: The Supreme Court: is it too powerful?
Chapter 7: Pressure groups: three contemporary case studies (the Fawcett Society, the Taxpayers' Alliance, UK Finance)
Chapter 8: Time for a British Bill of Rights?
Chapter 9: European Union: what are the key issues for Brexit?
Chapter 10: Scotland: is nationalism in terminal decline?
With My Revision Notes, every student can:
Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner
- Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage
- Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers
- Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid
- Get exam ready with extra quick quizzes and answers to the practice questions available online
Trusted author Neil McNaughton brings you his bestselling politics textbook, fully updated and endorsed for the 2017 Edexcel specification. Topical coverage includes the June 2017 election results and analysis of Brexit politics.
Detailed coverage of relevant political developments will build students' knowledge and help them develop a critical understanding of UK government and politics today.
- Learn how UK governmental and political history has shaped current events and thinking
- Understand the connections between different A-level topics with the new Synoptic Links feature
- Clarify understanding of political language with summaries and explanations of key terms
- Develop key analysis and evaluation skills with practice questions tailored to the new A-level
Topical, up-to-date and essential reading for exam success.
Featuring information and analysis of recent events in UK politics, UK Government & Politics Annual Update provides you with topical material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced teacher and examiner and edited by an acknowledged expert in the field of UK politics, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades.
- Reviews all the key events and developments in UK politics that you need to know
- Up-to-date examples and data to help you present knowledgeable and persuasive arguments
- Written by an experienced teacher and examiner who knows what you need to know to get your top grades
- The perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to achieve your best in your exams
Chapter 1 The EU referendum: why did 'Leave' win?
Chapter 2 Referendums: a triumph for popular democracy or a flawed democratic process?
Chapter 3 Theresa May: how and why did she become prime minister?
Chapter 4 David Cameron: a verdict on his premiership
Chapter 5 Brexit: will it lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom?
Chapter 6 The Labour Party: time to split?
Chapter 7 The 2016 elections to devolved administrations: does PR work?
Chapter 8 Elected mayors: a new start for local democracy?
Chapter 9 The Liberal Democrats: do they have a future?
Chapter 10 Public opinion polls: time for regulation?
Reinforce your understanding throughout the course. Clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers will help you improve your exam technique to achieve higher grades.
Written by experienced author Neil McNaughton this Student Guide for Politics:
-Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the AS/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
-Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research