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British Elections and Parties Yearbook

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In this volume, leading scholars discuss such diverse matters as: trends in voting behaviour during the 1995 general, local and Euro elections; the role of the media; the effects of campaigning; the influences of electoral systems; the representation of women; campaign professionalization; Labour and Clause IV; and the election of John Major as Tory leader.
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Overview

In this volume, leading scholars discuss such diverse matters as: trends in voting behaviour during the 1995 general, local and Euro elections; the role of the media; the effects of campaigning; the influences of electoral systems; the representation of women; campaign professionalization; Labour and Clause IV; and the election of John Major as Tory leader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714643274
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Notes on Contributors
Abstracts of Articles
Articles
Were the 1994 Euro- and Local Elections in Britain Really Second-Order? Evidence from the British Election Panel Study 1
Forecasting Vote and Seat Share in Local Elections 21
Missing Voters in Britain, 1992-96: Where and with What Impact? 37
A Comparative Analysis of Ward and Constituency Level Effects on Voting Behaviour in England and Wales 1986-92 50
The Impact of Television News on Public Perceptions of the Economy and Government, 1993-94 68
Constiuency Campaigning in the 1992 General Election: The Peculiar Case of the Conservatives 85
Reasoning Voters, Voter Behaviour and Institutions: The Decision Dependence of Voting Behaviour 106
Television Can Matter: Bias in the 1992 General Election 128
Political Outcomes, Women's Legislative Rights and Devolution in Scotland 143
'The Death of the Past': Symbolic Politics and the Changing of Clause IV 158
Modernization and Clause IV Reform: The Attitudes of Labour Backbench MPs 178
How Did He Do That? The Second Round of the 1990 Conservative Leadership Election 198
Professionalization, New Technology and Change in a Small Party: The Case of the Scottish National Party 217
Reference Section 235
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