Uk Government Politics Annual Update 2017

Author: Neil McNaughton
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1471868001
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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 Contents 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?

Uk Government Politics Annual Update 2016

Author: Neil McNaughton
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 147186796X
Size: 23.34 MB
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Featuring information and analysis of recent events in UK politics, the 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 at AS. - 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 - 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 Topics covered include: - Jeremy Corbyn: a new kind of politics? - The 2015 general election in perspective (1.): why were Cameron and Sturgeon the two winners? - The 2015 general election in perspective (2): the constitutional implications. - Devolution: is a federal UK inevitable? - The EU referendum: a defining moment in UK politics? - The Liberal Democrat Party: the end or can Tim Farron save them? - George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse: a new era in local government? - The welfare state: is it in danger? - Green Politics: now established in the UK? - Civil liberties: are they under threat in the UK?

American Politics And Society

Author: David McKay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118261909
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Now in its eighth edition, this popular introduction tackles the most recent trends in American politics and society through explanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes – adding valuable context for students by considering these procedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developments in American politics and society – exploring one of the most turbulent political arenas witnessed in decades Features new chapters on environmental politics and the Obama presidency Shifts its focus from the gap between public expectations and government performance to the increasingly divisive ideological climate of America’s political system Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerous illustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features, including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxes highlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background to contemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latest developments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective

Why Nations Fail

Author: Daron Acemoglu
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307719235
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Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence? Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions—with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: - China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West? - Are America’s best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? - What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

The Benedict Option

Author: Rod Dreher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213313
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Already the most discussed and most important religious book of the decade." —David Brooks In this controversial bestseller, Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches have been hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo–Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House may have bought a brief reprieve from the state’s assault, but it will not stop the West’s slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actu­ally the way back—all the way to St. Benedict of Nur­sia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome’s fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new form of barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. The Benedict Option is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. It's for all mere Chris­tians—Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox—who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night.

The Road To Results

Author: Linda G. Morra-Imas
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821379119
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'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question. The text begins with the context of development evaluation and how it arrived where it is today. It then discusses current issues driving development evaluation, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the move from simple project evaluations to the broader understandings of complex evaluations. The topics of implementing 'Results-based Measurement and Evaluation' and constructing a 'Theory of Change' are emphasized throughout the text. Next, the authors take the reader down 'the road to results, ' presenting procedures for evaluating projects, programs, and policies by using a 'Design Matrix' to help map the process. This road includes: determining the overall approach, formulating questions, selecting designs, developing data collection instruments, choosing a sampling strategy, and planning data analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations. The book also includes discussions on conducting complex evaluations, how to manage evaluations, how to present results, and ethical behavior--including principles, standards, and guidelines. The final chapter discusses the future of development evaluation. This comprehensive text is an essential tool for those involved in development evaluation.

The Undercover Economist

Author: Tim Harford
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199926514
Size: 35.72 MB
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Harford ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and of course the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, health care providers, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets.

Queen Sugar

Author: Natalie Baszile
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781410465696
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Hoping for a new start when she unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm, Charley moves to Louisiana, where she balances the farm's overwhelming challenges with the needs of her homesick daughter, her troubled brother, and her own yearning heart.