This revised and updated tenth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensable introduction to British politics.
It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, an excellent grounding in British political history and an incisive introduction to the issues and challenges facing Britain today. This edition welcomes three brand new chapters - 'Elites in the United Kingdom', 'Gender and British politics' and 'UK Immigration policy in hostile environment' - alongside rigorously updated revised chapters.
It delivers excellent coverage of contemporary events, with significant new material covering: the Johnson premiership and the national challenge of Covid-19, the end of the May premiership and the implementation of Brexit, the Labour Party's transition from Corbyn to Starmer, infrastructure and innovation, 'fake news', populism and nationalism, the UK's place in a post-Brexit world, climate change, social mobility and elite recruitment, devolution and regionalism, constitutional strain, the role of political advisers, abuse and incivility in politics and much more. Other features of the new edition include:A wide range of illustrative material, boxes and case studies providing illuminating examples alongside the analysis. A comprehensive 'who's who' of politics in the form of Profile boxes featuring key political figures. And another thing . . . pieces containing short articles on salient and pressing topics, written by distinguished commentators including Sir John Curtice, Sir Simon Jenkins, Andrew Rawnsley, Baroness Julie Smith of Newnham, and Philip Collins. Online interviews on the book's website see notable figures from British political life discussing the pressing issues of today. With chapters written by highly respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for all students of British politics.