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

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A study of rhetoric and manipulation (otherwise known as heresthetics). Rhetoric is the art of making people believe that the world is as you say it is. A recent example is Margaret Thatcher's claim ... More


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Introduces basic concepts of social choice. Describes the median voter theorem for one issue dimension, and its chaotic failure in more than one. It explains what rhetoric and heresthetics are, also ... More


The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition

Alan Ware

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This book examines the role played by the parties themselves in two-party systems. It rejects the argument that the behaviour of the parties is determined largely by social forces or by the supposed ... More


Introduction

Alan Ware

in The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter argues that political scientists have competed over the relative importance to be accorded to four types of causal factor: (i) social forces and action; (ii) the rules governing ... More


How Major Parties Form Electoral Coalitions with Other Parties

Alan Ware

in The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines four types of party alliance: (i) temporary coalitions, (ii) ‘unbargained’ party mergers, (iii) permanent coalitions without party merger, and (iv) ‘bargained’ party mergers, ... More


Concluding Remarks

Alan Ware

in The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564439
eISBN:
9780191721526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564439.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Large parties in two-party systems shape electoral competition in the arenas in which they operate, though it can be their very presence, or the particular form that their structure has, rather than ... More


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