Let trusted author Anthony Bennett build your students political knowledge and understanding with our bestselling textbook, fully updated for the new specifications. Combining informed discussion with the latest facts and figures, this textbook provides accessible coverage of key topics for all exam boards. - Comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in US politics including the 2016 elections - Analysis and evaluation of the similarities and differences to UK politics - Definitions of key terms and concepts to help clarify knowledge and understanding of political language - Exam focus sections at the end of each chapter to test and develop understanding of key topics, offering practice for short and essay questions
Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC Level: A-level Subject: Politics First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam: June 2018 Inspire political thinking with our bestselling politics textbook and help students get their best grade with political commentary and analysis; , fully updated the new 2017 specifications and including coverage of the June 2017 general election results. Covering key topics for all exam boards, this textbook puts politics in context with topical analysis of politics today and how UK governmental and political history shaped current events and thinking. - Extend knowledge and improve key skills with comprehensive coverage and analysis of relevant political developments, including the 2017 snap election, possible consequences of Brexit, and its effect on Scottish independence - Understand how different topics within the A-level link together with the new Synoptic Links feature - Develop key analysis and evaluation skills with activities and case studies throughout the textbook - look out for Debate, Case Study and Activity boxes - Clarify knowledge and understanding of political language with summaries and explanations of key terms - Test and develop understanding of key topics with exam focus sections tailored to the new Politics specifications
Exam Board: Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: Politics First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam: June 2018 Trusted author Neil McNaughton brings you his bestselling politics textbook, fully updated and endorsed for the 2017 Edexcel specification. Topical coverage includes the June 2017 election results and analysis of Brexit politics. Detailed coverage of relevant political developments will build students' knowledge and help them develop a critical understanding of UK government and politics today. - Learn how UK governmental and political history has shaped current events and thinking - Understand the connections between different A-level topics with the new Synoptic Links feature - Clarify understanding of political language with summaries and explanations of key terms - Develop key analysis and evaluation skills with practice questions tailored to the new A-level
Following one of the most contentious and surprising elections in US history, the new edition of this classic text demonstrates unequivocally: Campaigns matter. With new and revised chapters throughout, Campaigns and Elections American Style provides a real education in contemporary campaign politics. In the fifth edition, academics and campaign professionals explain how Trump won the presidency, comparing his sometimes novel tactics with tried and true strategies including how campaign themes and strategies are developed and communicated, the changes in campaign tactics as a result of changing technology, new techniques to target and mobilize voters, the evolving landscape of campaign finance and election laws, and the increasing diversity of the role of media in elections. Offering a unique and careful mix of Democrat and Republican, academic and practitioner, and male and female campaign perspectives, this volume scrutinizes national and local-level campaigns with a special focus on the 2016 presidential and congressional elections and what those elections might tell us about 2018 and 2020. Students, citizens, candidates, and campaign managers will learn not only how to win elections but also why it is imperative to do so in an ethical way. Perfect for a variety of courses in American government, this book is essential reading for political junkies of any stripe and serious students of campaigns and elections. Highlights of the Fifth Edition Covers the 2016 elections with an eye to 2018 and 2020. Explains how Trump won the presidency, the changes in campaign tactics as a result of changing technology, new techniques to target and mobilize voters, the evolving landscape of campaign finance and election laws, and the increasing diversity of the role of media. Includes a new part structure and the addition of part introductions to help students contextualize the major issues and trends in campaigns and elections.
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Since publication of the fourth edition of Labor Relations in the Public Sector, public sector unions have encountered strong headwinds in many parts of the U.S. Membership is falling in some jurisdictions, public opinion has shifted against the unions, and political forces are leaning against them. Retaining the structure that made the previous editions so popular, this fifth edition incorporates a complete round of updates, particularly sections on recent trends in membership figures, new legislation, and new politics as they influence bargaining rights. See What’s New in the Fifth Edition: Up to date examination and analysis of public sector labor relations and collective bargaining Important changes in the public labor relations and unionization landscape Updated analysis of the financial and human resource outcomes of collective bargaining in the public sector Collective bargaining institutions and processes in government Completely updated in terms of the scholarly and professional literature and relevant events, the new edition identifies and explains the implications of the new collective bargaining environment, including financial and human resource management issues and outcomes. As in previous editions, collective bargaining and labor relations are addressed at all levels of government, with comparisons to the private and nonprofit sectors. Designed to be classroom friendly, it includes discussions of the most recent literature and case studies as well as end-of-chapter assignments and quizzes. Practical tips and advice are offered for those engaged in collective bargaining and labor relations.
A comprehensive guide, this book covers employee relations and the legacy of quality and reengineering, and discussions on the growth of public personnel management in state and local sectors. The authors discuss affirmative action and equal opportunity case law, work and family issues, the Volcker Commission findings, an analysis of federal pay reform and innovative classification and compensation systems currently implemented by federal agencies, a discussion of constitutional and legal issues facing public personnel administration in areas such as AIDS and drug testing, figures and tables on collective bargaining laws and trends, and more.
The public budgeting process intensifies political competition at all levels of the U.S. federal system. Gosling clearly explains the intergovernmental dynamics of the actors, institutions, and processes of U.S. public budgeting at the local, state, and federal levels—both now and through changes of the last several decades. This edition examines tax policy in the 2008 presidential elections, budgeting for military expenditures in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the challenges facing state and local governments during budget shortfalls. Updates throughout focus on fiscal policy and budgetary politics during the George W. Bush administration and projections into Obama’s presidency. In addition, Gosling adds a new chapter on the nuts and bolts of the budgetary process, focused on the implications of budget formats for political outcomes.