Understanding Us/Uk Government and Politics: A Comparative Guide

Synopsis

Understanding US/UK Government and Politicsis a further volume in theUnderstanding Politicsseries. Clear and accessible in style, it offers invaluable insights into the similarities and differences between British and American politics. These are summarized in useful boxes at the end of each chapter, where there are also details of relevant websites and likely examination questions. The book begins by examining the setting against which government and politics operates in Britain and the United States, noting aspects of the history and social structure of each country before exploring the concept of political culture. The underlying ideas and values of British and American people are compared, and the book goes on to analyse the constitution and the protection of rights, before considering the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government in detail.

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Manchester, England
Publication year:
  • 2003