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AS UK Updates 2014

Every one of these topical Updates addresses a popular examination topic. Thorough & detailed topic resources, fully up to date. Key questions throughout challenge students to consider their opinions.

  • Fully up-to-date information for your best students
  • Weaker students benefit from a breakdown of specific exam topics
  • Recap questions and things to think about boxes engage students with the topic
  • Essay-writing advice specific for each topic

Is the Prime Minister Too Powerful? 5th Edition

Detailed examination of the effects of coalition government on the power of the PM, with more on Cameron, including foreign affairs (EU, Syria), effect of fixed-term parliaments, and backbench rebellion on the EU

"Coalition government will now form a central part of any assessment of prime ministerial power."

The Effect of the EU on UK Politics 3rd Edition

Still a problem for the Conservatives, and facing challenges itself, the EU is central to many areas of UK politics. This update includes analysis of May 2014 elections, the ongoing eurozone crisis, and a new case study on the possible EU referendum.

"The EU is under major pressure, facing major challenges."

The Reform of Parliament 4th Edition

A summary of recent reforms; new sections include fixed-term parliaments, boundary reform, and the Coalition's sometimes calamitous attempts at reform, from AV to constitutional reform and Clegg's proposed changes to the Lords.

"Reform of the Commons and Lords has become piecemeal and messy... "

UK Judiciary: Independent and Neutral? 1st Edition

A new title in the series, taking elements of the old Supreme Court Update to cover independence and neutrality of the judiciary more fully. Peppered with illuminating case studies from Belmarsh to Butler-Sloss.

"Can a white, male, public-school judiciary be neutral? Is the Supreme Court really much more independent?"

UK Elections: Time for a Change? 4th Edition

The success of smaller parties under FPTP; 'what ifs' of other voting systems; analysis of the May 2014 European and council elections!

"The rise of the SNP and UKIP have caused the most significant changes in this debate since the AV referendum."

UK Political Parties: Are they good for democracy? 5th Edition

Detailed examination of the effects of coalition government on the power of the PM, with more on Cameron, including foreign affairs (EU, Syria), effect of fixed-term parliaments, and backbench rebellion on the EU

"Coalition government changed the traditional party balance."