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Critical Elections : British Parties and Voters in Long-term Perspective.

Author: Geoffrey Evans; Pippa Norris
Publisher: London : Sage Publications, 1999.
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Did Labour's landslide victory in 1997 mark a critical watershed in British party politics? Did the radical break with 18 years of Conservative rule reflect a fundamental change in the social and ideological basis of British voting behaviour? Critical Elections brings together leading scholars of parties, elections and voting behaviour to provide the first systematic overview of long-term change in British electoral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Evans, Geoffrey.
Critical Elections : British Parties and Voters in Long-term Perspective.
London : Sage Publications Ltd., ©1999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Evans; Pippa Norris
ISBN: 9780857026309 0857026305
OCLC Number: 645096832
Description: 1 online resource (351 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I --
New Patterns of Party Competition; 1 --
Party Policy and Ideology: Reversing the 1950s?; 2 --
New Politicians? Changes in Party Competition at Westminster; 3 --
Party Members and Ideological Change; 4 --
Party Loyalties: Dealignment or Realignment?; Part II --
New Social Alignments?; 5 --
Class: Labour as a Catch-All Party; 6 --
Race: Towards a Multicultural Electorate?; 7 --
Region: New Labour, New Geography?; 8 --
Gender: A Gender-Generation Gap?; 9 --
New Sources of Abstention?; Part III --
New Issue Alignments; 10 --
The Impact of Left-Right Ideology. 11 --
Europe: A New Electoral Cleavage?12 --
Scotland: Constitutional Preferences and Voting Behaviour; 13 --
Dynamic Representation in Britain; 14 --
Conclusion: Was 1997 a Critical Election?; Technical Appendix; References; Name Index; Subject Index.
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Did Labour's landslide victory in 1997 mark a critical watershed in British party politics? Did the radical break with 18 years of Conservative rule reflect a fundamental change in the social and ideological basis of British voting behaviour? Critical Elections brings together leading scholars of parties, elections and voting behaviour to provide the first systematic overview of long-term change in British electoral politics.

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