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

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Updated to include the 1992 election, The British Electorate is an essential reference for social and political researchers on voting patterns and public opinion in Britain over the past quarter century. Its tables show trends between 1963 and 1992 in the vote, turnout, and party membership; and attitudes to a range of issues, such as nationalization, capital punishment and abortion. Trends among subgroups of the electorate such as men and women, young and old, trade unionists, the unemployed, Conservative and Labour voters, and many others are also traced.
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"Not only an essential reference for basic information on political behavior over the past thirty years, it is also an accessible guide to the holdings available for secondary analysis in the archives at Essex or Michigan." J├Ârgen Rasmussen, British Politics Group Newsletter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521499651
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 511
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 10.63 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: how to use this book; 1. Vote; 2. Party identification; 3. Party membership; 4. The electoral decision; 5. Interest in elections; 6. Party image; 7. The economy; 8. Business, trade unions and strikes; 9. Nationalisation and privatisation; 10. The welfare state; 11. Issues of citizenship; 12. Newspaper readership.
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