Understanding Us/Uk Government and Politics: A Comparative Guide

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Index
advertising on television 253–4
affirmative action 59–60
American Bill of Rights 33, 43, 48–9, 62–3, 318
American Dream 7, 10, 15, 190, 259
Blair, T. 5, 42, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 76–7, 84–6, 87, 88, 100–1, 189–90, 193, 200, 202–3, 258, 260, 289, 318–19
British Broadcasting Corporation 245–6
Brown v Board of Education (Topeka, Kansas) 59
bureaucracy 93–103
appointment 94–7
meaning 93–4
reform 99–102
structure 97–9
Burger, W. 52, 144, 149
Bush, G. 74, 76, 78, 92, 188, 204, 252, 253, 258, 260, 265
Bush, G. W. 56, 68, 74, 77–8, 88, 91, 147–8, 167, 195, 252, 294, 319
Cabinet 36–8, 69–70, ch. 4 (esp. 86–91)
Carter, J. 73, 74, 75, 92, 122, 180, 255, 318
Christian Coalition 14, 195, 204
civil liberties ch. 3, 318–19
anti-terrorist action/legislation 51, 55–6, 58, 318–19
civil rights 57–60, 63–4
First Amendment freedoms 49–56
meaning 48
protection 33, 47–56
Clinton, W. 7, 74, 75, 77, 81, 88, 92, 101, 180
character and appeal 71, 75, 86, 195, 196, 200, 202–3, 250, 252, 254, 259, 263–4, 282, 289
Clintonisation of Democrats 200–2
healthcare reform 12, 84, 179
impeachment 13, 81, 119, 147
presidential performance/style 81, 82, 88, 92, 101, 122, 147, 166, 200
coalition government 69, 212, 274–5
collective responsibility 69, 89
committees in legislature 114–19
Congress 33, 37–9, 43, 68, 71, 80–2, 83, 143, 149, 233, ch. 4, 275–7
108th Congress 125–33
committees 114–19
finance 111–12
investigative functions 115–19
legislative process 113–15
Conservative Party 72, 126–34, 160, 169, ch. 8, 253
attitudes 192–3, 196–8, 204
support 199, 287
constitutions ch. 2, 62
age and durability 28–9
constitutional reform 40–3
conventions 31–2
ease of constitutional change 32–3, 39–40
flexibility/rigidity 32–4
meaning 27–8
separation of powers 37–9

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • The Politics Association viii
  • Political Leaders of the Post-1945 Era ix
  • 1: The Context of Political Life in Britain and the United States 1
  • 2: Constitutions 26
  • 3: Protecting Liberties, Advancing Rights 46
  • 4: Executives 66
  • 5: Legislatures 106
  • 6: Judiciaries 139
  • 7: Governance Beyond the Centre 155
  • 8: Political Parties 178
  • 9: Pressure Groups 219
  • 10: The Mass Media 243
  • 11: Voting and Elections 269
  • 12: Democracy in Theory and Practice 305
  • Index 329
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