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The English voter,

Author: A J Allen
Publisher: London, English Universities Press [1964]
Series: New science series.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allen, A.J.
English voter.
London, English Universities Press [1964]
(OCoLC)747318940
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Allen
OCLC Number: 374233
Description: xiii, 258 pages illustrations color maps 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The case history --
General historical background --
The secret ballot act and the advent of adult male suffrage --
Redistribution of constituencies --
The electoral system after 1918 --
The relativity of marginal seats --
The role of a third party in a two party system --
The 'strong government' argument --
Continuity in British government --
The spirit of the age --
Growth of the electorate --
General elections 1885-1959 --
By-elections --
By-elections of the 1959 parliament --
Significance of by-elections --
The Parties --
Conservatism dies hard --
Labour's fifty year march-and the retreat from Moscow --
Decline in the fall of the liberals --
Liberalism-Old and new --
A lib-lab party in the new society? --
2. The anatomy --
The economy and the nation --
Population growth --
The national economy: balance of payments, national income, prices, earnings, unemployment, regional unemployment, bank rate --
The politics Of British towns --
Population Changes and Political Representation --
Intercensal increase --
Swing --
Turnout --
'Y' voters --
Birth rate --
Death rate --
Changes in the electorate and the liberal vote --
Voting and Social Class --
Industries and political Representation --
3. The diagnosis --
The Electorate --
Regional Variations in Swing --
Party strengths in the regions --
Degrees of marginal seats --
The margins and regions --
Margins and liberals --
Conservative margins --
Labour margins --
Party gains and losses 1945-62 --
A right redistribution? --
The electoral significance of the Liberal Party --
The consequences of liberal appearances, reappearances and disappearances --
Forecasting elections --
The strategic situation and party tactics --
Deployment of the forces --
To the victor the swings --
Liberal guerrilla activities --
The cube rule and public opinion poll predictions.
Series Title: New science series.
Responsibility: by A.J. Allen.

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