UK Politics gives an introduction to this subject, providing the foundational understanding, critical perspectives, and historical knowledge needed to make sense of politics in the UK today. Part I looks at the way people are governed in the UK. This includes an analysis of the Cabinet and the Prime Minster, parliament, and the UK and human rights. Part 2 looks at how people participate in politics through examining the party system, elections, and voting. It also considers the issue of referendums. The third part is about how society affects UK politics. This part of the text examines communication and public opinion and considers identity, equality, and power. The final part is about the UK relates to the rest of the world. The key concepts here are devolution, local government, the nations and the union, and the outside world.
Keywords:Cabinet, Prime Minister, human rights, party system, society, public opinion, devolution, referendums
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- Front Matter
- 1. Introduction: tradition and change
- Part 1 How are we governed?
- Part 2 How do people participate in politics?
- Part 3 How does society affect UK politics?
- Part 4 What is ‘the UK’, and how does it relate to the rest of the world?
- End Matter