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Britain Votes 2015

Britain Votes 2015

  • Author: Andrew Geddes,Jonathan Tonge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780198748953
  • Category:
  • Page: 320
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A comprehensive analysis of the 2015 General Election, one of the most unpredictable in British political history. It contains chapters on the results; the fortunes of the major parties; the campaign and outcomes in each country of the UK; campaign finance; women and the election; the importance of immigration; and more.

Britain Votes 2017

Britain Votes 2017

  • Author: Jonathan Tonge,Cristina Leston-Bandeira,Stuart Wilks-Heeg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198820307
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 320
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Britain Votes 2017 offers a comprehensive analysis of one of the most extraordinary elections ever, with an outcome few predicted. It contains dedicated chapters on the results; the fortunes of each the major parties; the campaign and outcomes in each country of the UK; the Brexit context; campaign finance; party campaigning and digital strategies; engagement, disengagement and populism; women voters; young voters; the roles of the media; and much more. The latest in a distinguished series of election volumes produced by the Hansard Society and Oxford University Press, Britain Votes 2017 features the work of a range of top academics, including Tim Bale and Paul Webb on the Conservatives, John Curtice analysing the outcome, Eunice Goes on Labour, Matthew Flinders on engagement, disengagement and populism, Emily Harmer and Rosalynd Southern on women voters, James Dennison on UKIP, Sarah Harrison on young voters, and Sara Hagemann on the Brexit context. Britain Votes 2017 is essential reading for anyone interested in the campaign, outcome and consequences of the 2017 General Election.

Brexit and British Politics

Brexit and British Politics

  • Author: Geoffrey Evans,Anand Menon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509523898
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 140
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Brexit has changed everything - from our government, to our economy and principal trading relationship, to the organization of our state. This watershed moment, which surprised most observers and mobilized previously apathetic sections of the electorate, is already transforming British politics in profound and lasting ways. In this incisive book, leading analysts of UK and EU politics Geoffrey Evans and Anand Menon step back from the immediacy and hyperbole of the Referendum to explain what happened on 23 June 2016, and why. Brexit, they argue, was the product of both long-term dissatisfaction with the EU and a gradual breakdown in the relationship between parties and voters that spawned detachment, disinterest and disenchantment. Exploring its subsequent impact on the June 2017 General Election, they reveal the extent to which Brexit has shattered the contemporary equilibrium of British politics. These reverberations will continue to be felt for a very long time and could pose a real danger to the health of British democracy if the government fails to deliver on the promises linked to Brexit.

5 Days in May

5 Days in May

The Coalition and Beyond

  • Author: Andrew Adonis
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849546053
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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When the May 2010 general election produced a hung parliament, Andrew Adonis and other senior Labour figures sat down for talks with the Liberal Democrat leadership to try to persuade them to govern Britain together in a Lib-Lab coalition. The talks ultimately resulted in failure for Labour, amid recriminations on both sides. Despite calls for him to give his own account of this historic sequence of events, Adonis has until now kept his counsel. Published to coincide with the third anniversary of the general election that produced the first coalition government since the Second World War, 5 Days in May is a remarkable and important insider account of the dramatic negotiations that led to its formation. It also offers the author's views on what the future holds as the run-up to the next election begins. 5 Days in May presents a unique eyewitness account of a pivotal moment in political history.

Constructions of Migrant Integration in British Public Discourse

Constructions of Migrant Integration in British Public Discourse

Becoming British

  • Author: Sam Bennett
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 135002922X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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This is a study into how the public discourse on migrant integration in the UK changed from 2000-2010. The book shows that the discursive construction of integration in the British public sphere shifted from one of cultural pluralism to one of neo-assimilation, informed by a wider spread of neo-liberalism that necessitates self-sufficiency and discourages state assistance. Situated within the Critical Discourse Studies tradition, the book employs a Discourse Historical approach to the data and includes innovative analysis combining 'top-down' (policy documents and media texts) and 'bottom-up' (focus groups with migrants and new citizens) sites of discourse production. In doing so, it provides a broad and detailed perspective of public discourse on integration in the UK. The book shows that understandings of 'integration' are diachronically and synchronically fluid and as such, the term plays an important role as a 'consensus concept' that different actors can support whilst construing it in different ways. Analysis of the data further reveals that integration is interdiscursively linked to other social fields, such as the economy, terrorism and public spending. The book also argues that integration policy has become directed not just at new migrants, but also long-term British citizens and that this has the potential to have considerable impact on community cohesion.

Political Communication in Britain

Political Communication in Britain

Polling, Campaigning and Media in the 2015 General Election

  • Author: Dominic Wring,Roger Mortimore,Simon Atkinson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319409344
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 346
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This book offers a unique exploration of the 2015 General Election from the perspectives of those most intimately involved as strategists, journalists and analysts. It features contributions from the rival parties, news and polling organizations as well as academic experts who examine all aspects of the campaign. A common theme that emerges is the increasing complexity of the democratic process given the development of a more multifaceted party system and a growing fragmentation in mass media audiences. The UK electoral landscape has changed: in 2015 six parties received more than a million votes whereas in the 2010 General Election it was only three. This book provides invaluable insights into contemporary British politics through analysis of an election whose outcome, an outright Conservative victory, surprised many commentators. It will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of electoral politics and media and communication, as well as to practitioners and the wider reader interested in British general elections.

Politics UK

Politics UK

  • Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton,Oliver Daddow
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113485689X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 692
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This revised and updated ninth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensable introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British political history and an incisive introduction to the issues and challenges facing Britain today, including the European referendum and Brexit. The ninth edition welcomes brand new material from seven new contributors to complement the rigorously updated and highly respected chapters retained from the previous edition. It delivers excellent coverage of contemporary events including a new chapter on Euro-scepticism and the European referendum, an assessment of the performance of Labour’s leadership, the trials and tribulations of the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, and the evolving devolution debate in Scotland, led by the Scottish Nationalist Party. Features of the new edition include: Britain in context boxes offering contrasting international perspectives on key themes in British politics A comprehensive ‘who’s who’ of politics in the form of Profile boxes featuring key political figures And another thing . . . pieces containing short articles written by distinguished commentators including Mark Garnett, Sir David Omand, Richard Wilkinson and Sir Simon Jenkins An epilogue analyzing the turbulent state of UK politics following the European referendum With chapters written by highly respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for all students of British politics.

The Scottish National Party

The Scottish National Party

Transition to Power

  • Author: James Mitchell,Lynn Bennie,Rob Johns
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199580006
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 188
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Based on an unprecedented survey of the entire membership and over 80 elite interviews The Scottish National Party is the definitive account of the nature of the SNP following its election as a party of government for the first time in its eighty year history.

Revolt on the Right

Revolt on the Right

Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain

  • Author: Robert Ford,Matthew J Goodwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317938550
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 318
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Winner of the Political Book of the Year Award 2015 The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is the most significant new party in British politics for a generation. In recent years UKIP and their charismatic leader Nigel Farage have captivated British politics, media and voters. Yet both the party and the roots of its support remain poorly understood. Where has this political revolt come from? Who is supporting them, and why? How are UKIP attempting to win over voters? And how far can their insurgency against the main parties go? Drawing on a wealth of new data – from surveys of UKIP voters to extensive interviews with party insiders – in this book prominent political scientists Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin put UKIP's revolt under the microscope and show how many conventional wisdoms about the party and the radical right are wrong. Along the way they provide unprecedented insight into this new revolt, and deliver some crucial messages for those with an interest in the state of British politics, the radical right in Europe and political behaviour more generally.

The British General Election of 2015

The British General Election of 2015

  • Author: Philip Cowley,Dennis Kavanagh
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781137366139
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 528
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The British General Election of 2015 is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how the action unfolded in the most unpredictable election for a generation. Drawing on hundreds of confidential interviews with all the key players, it offers a compelling insider's guide to the election's background, campaign, and the results which led to the formation of the first majority Conservative government in eighteen years. Designed to appeal to everyone from Westminster insiders, politics students and the wider general public, this is the authoritative account of the 2015 election. Continuing a proud Palgrave Macmillan tradition, The British General Election of 2015 is the 19th edition and celebrates the 70th year of this prestigious series.

Britain at the Polls 2010

Britain at the Polls 2010

  • Author: Nicholas Allen,John Bartle
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1849208468
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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The ninth book in the long-running Britain at the Polls series, the 2010 edition looks back at the political landscape since 2005 with special focus on the transition from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown, the impact of the financial crisis and the shifting dynamics of the main opposition parties. The 2010 election is analysed in this context and the final chapters look ahead to assess the fortunes of the new government. A strong line-up of contributors includes Tim Bale, Judith Bara, Ben Clements, Oliver Heath, Ron Johnston, Michael Moran, Philip Norton, Charles Pattie, Thomas Quinn, James A. Stimson andPaul Webb Praise for Britain at the Polls 2005: 'Britain at the Polls is political science at its best: thorough but not dry; serious yet accessible; trenchant but not mendacious.' - Peter Kellner 'A fresh insight into the 2005 general election, both what happened and, above all, the significance for the direction of British politics in the Blair and post-Blair eras.' - Peter Riddell '.a thoughtful, lively and stimulating account of the underlying reasons for the historic third successive Labour victory. With a first-class set of contributors this well-written and accessible volume will be essential reading for all concerned with British elections, voting behavior and party politics.' - Pippa Norris

None Past the Post

None Past the Post

Britain at Polls 2017

  • Author: John Bartle,Nicholas Allen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781526130068
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
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None Past the Post: Britain at the Polls 2017 will bring together a first-class team of contributors in order to provide an account of what happened, and why. As with previous volumes in the Britain at the Polls series, it will not seek to provide a blow-by-blow account of the campaign, norwill it seek to provide a detailed survey-based account of voting behaviour. Rather, it will offer students, professional political scientists and interested general readers "a series of interpretations of the election and its outcome". It will analyse recent political, economic and socialdevelopments and assess their impact on the election outcome. It will also address broader questions about the operation of the voting and party systems and offer some reasoned speculations about the future of electoral and party politics.

Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up

Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up

Perceptions and Performance

  • Author: Elisabeth Gidengil,Heather Bastedo
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774828285
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Canada is often held up as an example of a healthy democracy. However, the Canadian public is less enthusiastic about the way our democracy works. This first-of-a-kind book approaches the “democratic deficit” from the perspective of everyday Canadians and assesses the performance of Parliament and the media in light of their perceptions and expectations. In doing so, a number of chapters highlight the disjuncture between perceptions and performance. Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up is essential for anyone who would like to learn how to build a better democracy – one that meets the expectations of the Canadian public.

Explaining Cameron's Catastrophe

Explaining Cameron's Catastrophe

  • Author: Robert Worcester,Roger Mortimore,Paul Baines,Mark Gill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781908041333
  • Category:
  • Page: 208
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Explaining Cameron's Catastrophe uses expert analyses of hundreds of surveys and focus groups run by Ipsos MORI to make sense of the UK's 2016 EU referendum: how we got here; the context, content and process; lessons from 1975; what remain did wrong; why the leave campaign was so successful; voters attitudes; and the aftermath. They also show what the 2016 referendum result, and life without the EU, means for the future of the UK.

Parties, Agents and Electoral Culture in England, 1880-1910

Parties, Agents and Electoral Culture in England, 1880-1910

  • Author: Kathryn Rix
  • Publisher: Boydell Press is
  • ISBN: 9780861933402
  • Category: Elections
  • Page: 278
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A study of how the role of party agents grew and became professionalised in local political parties.

A Bark But No Bite

A Bark But No Bite

Inequality and the 2014 New Zealand General Election

  • Author: Jack Vowles,Hilde Coffé,Jennifer Curtin
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • ISBN: 1760461369
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 361
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Based on New Zealand Election Study (NZES) data from a sample of 2,830 eligible voters, A Bark But No Bite explores a puzzle. While there was a lot of talk about inequality before the 2014 general election in New Zealand, and during the campaign, concern about inequality appeared to have no tangible effect on the election outcome. This book shows that, by its attention to the concerns of middle ground voters, the National Government had reduced the potential of policy differences to drive voter choices. Perceptions of competence and effective leadership were National’s strongest suit, crowding out voter concerns over matters of policy. When voters did consider policy, inequality and related concerns were second to the economy. Traditional priorities about health and education, and perceptions of party differences on these matters, had faded into the background. Meanwhile, voters doubted the opposition Labour Party’s ability to govern effectively in an alternative coalition to that of the National-led government. Labour’s policies were too many. In various ways, they would have chipped away at inequality, but lacked a coherent narrative and presentation. This book confirms that Labour’s proposal to increase the age for receipt of New Zealand superannuation gained Labour no new votes. Hopes that the ‘missing million’ people who failed to turn out to vote in 2011 would vote in 2014 and give an advantage to the left were unfulfilled. A comprehensive study of the 2014 election, this book provides a detailed account of all these findings, and a host of others.

HC 938 - Voter Engagement In The UK: Follow Up

HC 938 - Voter Engagement In The UK: Follow Up

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Political and Constitutional Reform Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 0215081374
  • Category: Voting
  • Page: 113
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Following the Committee's interim report on voter engagement (HCP 323, ISBN 9780215078773), which was published in November 2014, and the substantial public consultation which ran subsequently, the Committee has now brought forward this final report on reengaging the public with elections in the UK. The Committee's key recommendations are: (1) That the Government bring forward plans to target those groups - including young people, British citizens living overseas and people with disabilities - who are currently least likely to be registered to vote; (2) That the Government consider improvements to electoral registration - including making registration automatic, prompting people to register to vote when they access other public services, and registering young people in schools, colleges and universities; (3) That changes to electoral arrangements - including online voting, registering closer to or on Election Day and holding elections at the weekend - be piloted in the next Parliament with a view to making permanent changes to electoral arrangements ahead of the 2020 general election. The Committee recognises that the main reasons for low levels of voter engagement are political, and serious action needs to be taken by political parties, individual politicians and the Government to engage more effectively with the public, and convince them of the value of voting if the public is to be re-engaged not just with elections, but politics more broadly.

Citizen Participation and Political Communication in a Digital World

Citizen Participation and Political Communication in a Digital World

  • Author: Alex Frame,Gilles Brachotte
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317388550
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 230
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The arrival of the participatory web 2.0 has been hailed by many as a media revolution, bringing with it new tools and possibilities for direct political action. Through specialised online platforms, mainstream social media or blogs, citizens in many countries are increasingly seeking to have their voices heard online, whether it is to lobby, to support or to complain about their elected representatives. Politicians, too, are adopting "new media" in specific ways, though they are often criticised for failing to seize the full potential of online tools to enter into dialogue with their electorates. Bringing together perspectives from around the world, this volume examines emerging forms of citizen participation in the face of the evolving logics of political communication, and provides a unique and original focus on the gap which exists between political uses of digital media by the politicians and by the people they represent.

The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

  • Author: Anthony F. Heath,Stephen D. Fisher,Gemma Rosenblatt,David Sanders,Maria Sobolewska
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191508071
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Britain has become increasingly diverse over the last fifty years and she has been fortunate to attract relatively highly educated immigrants with democratic values and positive perceptions of the British political system. But Britain's ethnic minorities have suffered prejudice, harassment and discrimination, while politicians increasingly argue that they have failed to integrate adequately into British society and accuse them of leading separate lives. In this book we set out to explore the extent and nature of the political rather than the economic integration of Britain's growing ethnic minority population. We consider what ethnic minorities in Britain think about and how they engage in British politics. This includes political knowledge and interest, political values and policy preferences, perceptions of parties, preferences for parties, what parties offer ethnic minorities, electoral registration, turnout and vote choice, other forms of political participation (such as signing petitions and demonstrations) and trust in political institutions and satisfaction with the democratic system. The book considers the ways in which ethnic minorities resemble or differ from the white British population, and differences between different minority groups. The analysis is based on the largest and broadest academic survey ever of the political attitudes and behaviour of Britain's main ethnic minority groups, the 2010 Ethnic Minority British Election Study, in conjunction with the nationally representative British Election Study and other surveys. The findings are based on complex statistical regression models but they are presented and interpreted for more general readers. To what extent does discrimination at work and social exclusion alienate ethnic minorities from the political process? Are those minorities who associate more with those from their own ethnic group less engaged politically? Are those who were born in Britain better integrated than immigrants? This study addresses these and related questions. Despite there being many reasons for minorities to disassociate themselves from British politics they engage in positive and constructive ways. But there are important differences between the nature of white British and ethnic minority political engagement and between different minority groups, and especially between immigrants and their descendants. As a result politicians and political parties should not take the political support of ethnic minorities for granted.