Britain Votes 2015

Author: Andrew Geddes,Jonathan Tonge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198748953


Page: 320

View: 5521

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

Author: Jonathan Tonge,Cristina Leston-Bandeira,Stuart Wilks-Heeg

Publisher: Hansard Society Series in Poli

ISBN: 9780198820307

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7146

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.

Politics UK

Author: Bill Jones,Philip Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317581032

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 2729

The revised and updated eighth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensible 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 facing Britain today. With contributed chapters from respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for students of British politics. The eighth edition welcomes brand new material from eight new contributors to complement the rigorously updated and highly valued chapters retained from the previous edition. The eighth edition includes: · Britain in context boxes offering contrasting international perspectives of 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: short articles written by distinguished commentators including Jonathan Powell, Michael Moran and Mark Garnett. · Fully updated chapters plus new material providing excellent coverage of contemporary political events including: The Leveson Inquiry, the aftermath of the 2011 riots and the House of Lords reform. · A vibrant and accessible new design to excite and engage students as the work through a variety of political topics. · A new epilogue to the book offering a critical perspective of the trials and tribulations of the Coalition Government, including an overview of the major differences that divide the coalition partners.

Democracy and Cultural Diversity

Author: Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government

Publisher: Hansard Society Series in Poli


Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 6224

The nation state is now faced with unprecedented pressures. Global shifts (a medley of powerful forces in contemporary political economy, military affairs and international security, technology and communications, cultural changes, ecological challenges and so on) require policy solutions atlevels of governance beyond traditional states. At the same time, and in part as a response to these wider forces and the uncertainty they bring in their wake, established national polities are challenged too by the rise of politicized sub-national (ethnic, religious, linguistic and cultural)movements. This phenomenon presents a challenge to the extant political systems and the elites who manage their affairs. Moreover, it offers a particular challenge to democratic states. Inasmuch as these polities celebrate the virtues of self-determination and encourage pluralism as a matter ofcourse, flourishing and assertive movements demanding in some degree the re-negotiation of the national bargain, present a serious challenge to the continuity of historic national projects. At the same time, democracy is particularly well equipped, both as a discourse and method of practisingpolitics, for accommodating cultural diversity. This book contains an overview of this challenge to the art of democratic government, and case studies from every region of the world. The contributions are by acknowledged international experts on how democratic states have confronted the task ofmanaging cultural diversity and accommodating perceived differences of identity short of political break-up.

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

View: 6471

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.

The British General Election of 2015

Author: P. Cowley,D. Kavanagh

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137366117

Category: History

Page: 483

View: 9523

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.

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

View: 482

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.

Debating Scotland

Issues of Independence and Union in the 2014 Referendum

Author: Michael Keating

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198789815


Page: 272

View: 3160

On 18 September 2014, Scotland held a referendum on the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? This is a most unusual event in modern democracies and engaged the political class, civil society, and the general public to an unprecedented degree, leading to an 85 per cent turnout in the final vote. This was an occasion to debate not just the narrow constitutional issue but the future of the nation, including the economy, social welfare, defence and security, and Scotland's place in Europe and the world. Debating Scotland comes from a team of researchers who observed the debates from close-up and engaged with both sides, with the media and with the public in analyzing the issues, while remaining neutral on the independence question. The book examines the main issues at stake, how they were presented, and how they evolved over the course of the campaign. The editors and contributing authors explore the ways both independence and union were framed, the economic issues, the currency, welfare, defence and security, the European Union, and how the example of small independent states was used. The volume concludes with an analysis of voter responses, based upon original survey research, which demonstrates how perceptions of risk and uncertainty on the main issues played a key role in the outcome.

Sultan of Swing

The Life of David Butler

Author: Michael Crick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785904387


Page: 400

View: 4661

Distant Strangers

How Britain Became Modern

Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282043

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 8318

What does it mean to live in the modern world? How different is that world from those that preceded it, and when did we become modern? In Distant Strangers, James Vernon argues that the world was made modern not by revolution, industrialization, or the Enlightenment. Instead, he shows how in Britain, a place long held to be the crucible of modernity, a new and distinctly modern social condition emerged by the middle of the nineteenth century. Rapid and sustained population growth, combined with increasing mobility of people over greater distances and concentrations of people in cities, created a society of strangers. Vernon explores how individuals in modern societies adapted to live among strangers by forging more abstract and anonymous economic, social, and political relations, as well as by reanimating the local and the personal.

Political Communication in Britain

The Leader's Debates, the Campaign and the Media in the 2010 General Election

Author: Dominic Wring,Roger Mortimore,Simon Atkinson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230301450

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1143

The 2010 General Election represented a pathbreaking contest in Political Communication. The TV debates changed forever the feel of the campaign. This book brings together key commentators, analysts and polling experts to present readers with a unique and valuable insight into the development of political communication in British Politics.

None Past the Post

Britain at Polls 2017

Author: John Bartle,Nicholas Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781526130068


Page: 224

View: 9713

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.


The Art of Political Persuasion

Author: Lionel Zetter

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857191187

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 8974

With an emphasis on Great Britain, presents a global view of the lobbying industry, explaining its history, ethical and regulatory frameworks, mechanics, and the techniques employed by lobbyists around the world.

Britain at the Polls 2010

Author: Nicholas Allen,John Bartle

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1849208468

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 5598

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

How Britain votes

Author: Anthony Francis Heath,Roger Jowell,John Curtice

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: Political Science

Page: 251

View: 3926

Good times, bad times

The welfare myth of them and us

Author: Hills, John

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447320050

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 8817

Two-thirds of UK government spending now goes on the welfare state and where the money is spent – healthcare, education, pensions, benefits – is the centre of political and public debate. Much of that debate is dominated by the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it – 'skivers' and 'strivers', 'them' and 'us'. This ground-breaking book, written by one of the UK’s leading social policy experts, uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge that view. It shows that our complex and ever-changing lives mean that all of us rely on the welfare state throughout our lifetimes, not just a small ‘welfare-dependent’ minority. Using everyday life stories and engaging graphics, Hills clearly demonstrates how the facts are far removed from the myths.

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

View: 4548

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.

The Good Politician

Folk Theories, Political Interaction, and the Rise of Anti-Politics

Author: Nick Clarke,Will Jennings,Jonathan Moss,Gerry Stoker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316516210

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 9006

Asks how and why anti-political sentiment has grown among British citizens over the last half-century.

Citizen Participation and Political Communication in a Digital World

Author: Alex Frame,Gilles Brachotte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317388550

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 4756

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.