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British Politics for Dummies 2nd Edition

New updated guide to British Politics is essential election companion

Monday, March 2, 2015 8:08 am EST

In the run up to the general election, Wiley are publishing a new, updated edition of British Politics For Dummies. The book, which covers everything from political ideologies to the election process, was famously tweeted to Piers Morgan by Joey Barton, ahead of their appearance on Question Time last year.

The user-friendly guide is ideal for A-level and politics students, first time voters or anyone looking to get to grips with the basics of British politics and government. Packed with accessible information on the origins, history and structure of the UK parliamentary system, British Politics For Dummies explains everything from key political ideologies and the spread of democracy, to the current election process and the differences between the political parties.

Highlights include:

  • Expanded coverage of coalition governments, devolution and independence efforts
  • Updated information on UKIP and Britain′s place in Europe
  • Insight into local politics and devolution
  • An examination of British politics on the world stage
  • A ‘Top Tens’ Chapter: Great Prime Ministers, Major Political Scandals, Political events that shaped the world, Political trends for the future.

Julian Knight is Money and Property Editor at The Independent on Sunday. Previously, he was a reporter at BBC News, contributing to the BBC News website and Radio Five Live.


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