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So - you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don'tknow where to start. The rich history, complex statistics andtricky political jargon are getting in your way, not to mention themedia hype (is politics only about duck houses and moats?). Butdon't worry! British Politics For Dummies is your essentialguide to understanding even the trickiest questions surroundingpolitics in the UK, so you'll be discussing the ins and out ofleaders, parties, ideologies, constitutions, laws, cabinets andsummits past and present in no time - and with maximum confidence.Coming up to the potential end of Labour's historic three terms inpower, there's never been a better time to get to grips withpolitics.

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

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