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The Impact of Party Leaders in Britain: Strong Assumptions, Weak Evidence

John Bartle and Ivor Crewe

in Leaders' Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253135
eISBN:
9780191599675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253137.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There has been a widespread belief in Britain in recent years (which appears to be corroborated by survey evidence) that leaders’ personalities strongly influence the way that people vote and ... More


The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The main aim of the book is to explore electoral behaviour in Britain from 1979– 97, which covers the 18years of Conservative government with Margaret Thatcher and John Major as prime ministers of ... More


: Electoral Systems, Elections and Public Opinion

William L. Miller

in The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262948
eISBN:
9780191734762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262948.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Throughout the twentieth century, the content and focus of British research on elections and public opinion was influenced by the changing political agenda of the day, but its quantity and style were ... More


Political Choice in Britain

Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart, and Paul Whiteley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199244881
eISBN:
9780191601521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924488X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Political Choice in Britain uses data from the 1964 to 2001 British election studies (BES), 1992 to 2002 monthly Gallup polls, and numerous other national surveys conducted over the past ... More


The Union since 1961—Mass 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:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents survey information on popular attitudes towards the Union and Unionism. This includes the survey of attitudes to the Union commissioned (and then ignored, because its findings ... More


Political Choice in Britain

Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart, and Paul Whiteley

in Political Choice in Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199244881
eISBN:
9780191601521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924488X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Introduces the principal questions–why British citizens vote, why they make the party choices that they do, to what extent do they engage with the political process beyond participation in elections, ... More


The Changing Sense of Scotland: the Political Employment of National Identity

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter illustrates how the nationalist–unionist issue has changed over the last forty years in Scottish politics. The manifesto content analysis indicates the changing employment of a sense of ... More


A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Aaron Edwards

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This is a definitive history of the Northern Ireland Labour Party (NILP), a unique political force that drew its support from Protestants and Catholics and became electorally viable despite ... More


Conclusion: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter summarizes the main changes that have occurred in British elections between 1964 and 2010. It draws attention to some important ways in which British society itself has evolved, since ... More


Voting, Abstention, and Defection

Anthony F. Heath, Stephen D. Fisher, Gemma Rosenblatt, David Sanders, and Maria Sobolewska

in The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656639
eISBN:
9780191765247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656639.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Both ethnic minorities and the white British moved away from Labour at the 2010 British general election, revealing their shared concerns about government performance; yet ethnic minorities were much ... More


From Blair to Brown to Cameron and Clegg: 2005–10 and After

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses British elections from 2005–10 and onwards. It analyses the campaigns and results of the 2010 elections, along with voter turnout and voting behaviour. It describes the demise ... More


British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

David Denver and Mark Garnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Despite a recent decline in voter turnout, British general elections are still the centrepiece of Britain's liberal democracy and their results make a real difference to every British citizen. They ... More


The Triumph of New Labour: Elections, 1997–2005

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses British elections from 1997–2005. It analyses the campaigns and results of the 1997, 2001, and 2005 elections, along with voter turnout and voting behaviour. It describes the ... More


Introduction

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the changes in British elections since the ‘transitional’ election of 1964, in which elements of the old ‘aligned’ electorate of the 1950s were still clearly ... More


The Way Things Were: Elections, 1964–70

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses British elections from 1964–70. It analyses the campaigns and results of the 1964, 1966, and 1970 elections, along with voter turnout and voting behaviour. Labour returned to ... More


Conservative Hegemony? Elections, 1983–92

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses British elections from 1983–92. It analyses the campaigns and results of the 1983, 1987, and 1992 elections, along with voter turnout and voting behaviour. It describes Margaret ... More


(Re)describing Scottish National Identity

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In the treatment of national identity and political discourse in Scotland over the past forty years, this chapter looks into the manner in which political parties have employed national identity ... More


‘Decade of Dealignment’: Elections, 1974–9

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses British elections from 1974–9. It analyses the campaigns and results of the February 1974, October 1974, and 1979 elections, along with voter turnout and voting behaviour. ... More


Whose Nationalism is it Anyway?

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses approaches to nationalism, alternative perspectives in Scottish national identity, and methodologies employed. The study of national identity and politics in Scotland employs a ... More


Conclusion: Three Scenarios, One Story?

Isser Woloch

in The Postwar Moment: Progressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300124354
eISBN:
9780300242683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124354.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter argues that as the three western allies crossed the threshold of victory after profoundly different wartime experiences, their postwar moments were bound to vary as well. ... More


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