The British Electorate, 1963-1992: A Compendium of Data from the British Election Studies / Edition 2

The British Electorate, 1963-1992: A Compendium of Data from the British Election Studies / Edition 2

by Ivor Crewe, Anthony D. Fox, Neil Day
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521496462

ISBN-13: 9780521496469

Pub. Date: 11/02/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Yet up to now there has been no single source which provides the answers. The British Electorate 1963-1992 adds data from the 1992 British Election Study to the first edition of this work which extended to 1987. It provides an authoritative reference guide to British voters and elections, and is based on a wealth of statistical information collected by British…  See more details below

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Yet up to now there has been no single source which provides the answers. The British Electorate 1963-1992 adds data from the 1992 British Election Study to the first edition of this work which extended to 1987. It provides an authoritative reference guide to British voters and elections, and is based on a wealth of statistical information collected by British Election Study research teams at the Universities of Oxford and Essex for almost thirty years. The information presented covers a wide range of topics including voting patterns, turnout, party membership, partisanship and attitudes on issues ranging from nationalisation to capital punishment, abortion and welfare benefits. There are also separate tables for groups within the electorate such as men and women, different generations, trade unionists, the unemployed and Conservative and Labour voters. Tables deal with the same groups for each election, allowing the reader to look up information for a specific election year, to compare any two elections between 1963 and 1992 or to trace trends across the whole period. The authors present their information in a standard, easy-to-read format that is accessible to the non-technical user. The British Electorate 1963-1992 will be of particular value to political and sociological researchers, academics and students of British government and politics, political journalists, pollsters, market researchers, industrialists and trade unionists. It will also be a source of fascinating material for the general reader interested in British politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521496469
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
511
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 10.63(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to first edition
Preface to revised edition
Introduction: How to use this book1
Ch. 1Vote5
Ch. 2Party identification45
Ch. 3Party membership121
Ch. 4The electoral decision127
Ch. 5Interest in elections152
Ch. 6Party image170
Ch. 7The economy204
Ch. 8Business, trade unions and strikes250
Ch. 9Nationalisation and privatisation310
Ch. 10The welfare state358
Ch. 11Issues of citizenship407
Ch. 12Newspaper readership445
App. A: The fieldwork characteristics of the British Election Study samples454
App. B: The social and political composition of the British Election Study samples455
App. C: A note on sampling error and representativeness462
App. D: Year by year chart of variables464
App. E: The definition and construction of the variables466

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