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Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book examines the recovery of the British Liberal Democrat Party, emphasizing the role of the grassroots party members in shaping this recovery. A number of factors have contributed to the ... More


Electoral Performance and Prospects

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

in Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter begins by looking at long-term support in elections and in the polls for the Liberal Democrats, to see how it has evolved over the last half-century or so. This provides a context within ... More


The Development of Membership Parties in Germany and Britain

Susan E. Scarrow

in Parties and Their Members: Organizing for Victory in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279181
eISBN:
9780191600166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279183.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Traces the post‐1945 organizational developments in the German Social Democratic Party and Christian Democratic Party and in the British Labour and Conservative Parties. Highlights changes in the ... More


Conclusions

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

in Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the political prospects of the Liberal Democrat Party. The big question is whether or not it can replace its rivals as the second, or even the first, party of British electoral ... More


Dishing the Whigs: Disraeli, Salisbury, and the Relaunching of the Tory Party 1846–86

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the relaunch of the Conservative Party, which had been shattered in 1846, under Disraeli and Salisbury. Explains how Disraeli enacted the Second Reform Act in 1867, although it ... More


Unionism in Britain since 1961: Elite Attitudes

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the evolution of elite attitudes in all parties. On the Unionist side, some of the earlier props of Unionism fell away (interests of local economic elites; the Empire; ... More


Co-ordinating Opinion

Brian Harrison

in The Transformation of British Politics 1860–1995

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198731214
eISBN:
9780191694967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731214.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Despite the substantial executive powers government derives from a centralised and unitary monarchical political system, public opinion in Britain wells up spontaneously from below. Already in Walter ... More


The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change

Tim Bale

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199234370
eISBN:
9780191746093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234370.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

What do we really mean when we say a political party has changed? And exactly what is it that drives that change? Political scientists working in the comparative tradition have come up with a general ... More


It's About Time: Modelling Political and Social Dynamics

Harold D. Clarke, Helmut Norpoth, and Paul Whiteley

in Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Extending the basic regression model to the analysis of processes, which entail modelling time. The example demonstrates using Box‐Jenkins ARIMA intervention and transfer function models, and error ... More


Edward Heath: a rightwards turn and the coalescence of the extreme right, 1964–70

Mark Pitchford

in The Conservative Party and the extreme right 1945–75

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083631
eISBN:
9781781702864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083631.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the Conservative Party's relationship with the extreme right after it returned to opposition in 1964, and discusses how the Conservative Party responded to the challenge ... More


Macmillan and Home: ‘pink socialism’ and ‘true-blue’ Conservatism, 1957–64

Mark Pitchford

in The Conservative Party and the extreme right 1945–75

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083631
eISBN:
9781781702864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083631.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes the impact of Conservative governments' domestic and imperial policies on an increasingly vociferous extreme right, showing how the Conservative Party both alienated and ... More


Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Anthony Seldon and Stuart Ball (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The Conservative Party has been the dominant force in twentieth-century British politics. On its own, or as the predominant partner in a coalition, it has held power for more than 60 years since ... More


The shock of opposition, 1945–51

Mark Pitchford

in The Conservative Party and the extreme right 1945–75

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083631
eISBN:
9781781702864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083631.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents a description of a Conservative Party shocked by Labour's landslide election victory in 1945, thereafter adapting to the new paradigm, and also examines the Conservative Party's ... More


The Glass Bead Game: Testing Game‐Theoretic Models of Politics

Hugh Ward

in Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

A summary explanation of rational choice theory, and its development in game theory, as a challenge to conventional social science theories. The example, demonstrating its application to the campaign ... More


Thatcherism: A Historical Perspective

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

Thatcherism came to dominance in the Conservative Party after 1975 had been prevalent amongst the middle and lower ranks of the party since the end of the Second World War. Despite the electoral ... More


Watching and Waiting: 1859–1866

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199204410
eISBN:
9780191695575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204410.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the political activities of Lord Derby after his second term as prime minister of Great Britain ended in June 1859. Derby resumed opposition to Viscount Palmerston's government ... More


Conservative Century

ANTHONY SELDON

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter presents the history of the Conservative Party since the late nineteenth century and suggests a cyclical chronological pattern of failure and success. It notes that during the nineteenth ... More


The Party and Religion

PETER CATTERALL

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter argues that an understanding of the churches and Christianity is vital for any complete history of the Conservative Party during this century, and explains that whilst the institutional ... More


The Crisis of Labour and the Conservative Hegemony, 1929–1939

Ross McKibbin

in Parties and People: England 1914-1951

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199584697
eISBN:
9780191702402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584697.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Despite the Edwardian system's underlying instability and the corrosive effect of the First World War it had still not been completely destroyed by the end of the 1920s. The reformed Labour Party ... More


The Party in Scotland

JAMES KELLAS

in Conservative Century: The Conservative Party since 1900

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202387
eISBN:
9780191675317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202387.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the cause of the decline of Conservative support in Scotland. It explains that the Scottish Conservative organization was more elitist and out-dated than that below the border, ... More


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