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The efficient secret : the cabinet and the development of political parties in Victorian England

Author: Gary W Cox
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A rational choice model analyses the problems of voter choice, the emergence of partly loyalty and cabinet government in Victorian England.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary W Cox
ISBN: 0521327792 9780521327794
OCLC Number: 13860653
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction and outline; 2. The historical setting; Part II. The Development of Disciplined Parliamentary Parties: 3. The measurement and theory of party cohesion; 4. The Peelites and the disruption of the party system; 5. The caucus; 6. The origin of the efficient secret; 7. The electoral connection and ministerial ambition; 8. The Cabinet's strength: threats of resignation and dissolution; Part III. The Electorate: 9. The development of a party-oriented electorate; 10. The causes of a party-oriented electorate; 11. The legislative consequences of a party-oriented electorate; 12. The influence of constituents in Victorian England; Part IV. Conclusion: 13. The history of party voting; Appendix; References; Author index; Subject index.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Gary W. Cox.
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