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British Politics for Dummies

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
So - you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don't know where to start. The rich history, complex statistics and tricky political jargon are getting in your way, not to mention the media hype (is politics only about duck houses and moats?). But don't worry! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions su ...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published February 9th 2010 by For Dummies
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Jennifer
Jul 22, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great addition to the Dummies series. Although a bit dry at times (I had to take a break halfway through and come back to it), it gave me a valuable insight to how politics are conducted in Britain. Although, given the Brexit vote recently, the section on the European Union and the positives it brings to those who are members, it puzzles me how those who thought it would be better to leave the EU could have thought that. Anyone wanting to see how Britain's politics works should pick this ...more
Lector Inspector
I expected this chunky tome to provide a detailed history of the development of British politics, instead it pulls focus (if not focus GROUPS) onto extremely contemporary issues such as Scotland's recent referendum.

An aspirant politician himself, the author concentrates on events within his own lifetime with a lot of attention paid to the United States padding THIS book unnecessarily and straying from the title's promise.
Sho
Oct 04, 2012 Sho rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, politics
I picked this up to read in preparation for my first OU politics course (DD203 if you're interested: Power, dissent, Equality: understanding contemporary politics).

And what is there to say? Like all the other Dummies books it's most excellent.
Carlene Alexander
Dec 02, 2014 Carlene Alexander rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only reason I couldn't give this a 5 is because it is out of date ie.pre-coalition. Perhaps they need to have a biannual online update section free to owners of the book.
Manisha
Jul 26, 2010 Manisha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, non-fiction
Well structured, clear and very informative. The only thing I don't like is how it keeps talking about American politics. I didn't mean to pick up 'US politics for dummies'.
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