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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


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


Politics and Social Choice

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Social choice theory helps to design a research strategy. Three institutional variables producing different degrees of stability and different amounts of social utility are: (1) the dispersion of ... More


Irish Potatoes and British Politics: Peel, Wellington, and the Repeal of the Corn Laws

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:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the Repeal of the Corn Laws (1846) under Peel and Wellington. They manipulated the issue dimensions, and got a measure passed in both houses that damaged the material interests of the ... More


The Dynamics of the Party System Agenda

Christoffer Green-Pedersen

in The Reshaping of West European Party Politics: Agenda-Setting and Party Competition in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842897
eISBN:
9780191878800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842897.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter first addresses the question of whether the 23 issues included in the book can be reduced to a few dimensions in order to study attention to these dimensions. Such an approach would be ... More


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