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Elections and Voters in Britain (Fourth edition)

Part of the Contemporary political studies series series
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How do voters in Britain decide which party to vote for in elections?

Have age and education replaced class as the social basis for voting?

Are elections now ‘presidentialised’, with voters simply choosing between party leaders?

What role do the media, new and old, play in all of this?

The authors examine these and other questions in the fourth edition of this popular text.

The core of the text is devoted to examining and explaining theories of party choice, including the debate about whether voters are driven more by issues and ideology or simply by which party and leader looks least likely to make a mess of things in office.

The authors also devote separate chapters to turnout trends and patterns, the media, electoral systems, the geography of party support, and – new to this edition – referendums.

Fully revised and with detailed analysis of the 2019 election and the electoral fallout of Brexit, the text incorporates the latest research on elections and voting behaviour, andincludes analysis of recent trends and developments – such as the effect of digital media on electoral politics and where recent misfires leave the opinion polls.

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303086491X / 9783030864910
Paperback / softback
416 pages : illustrations (black and white)
21 cm
Previous edition: published as by David Denver, Christopher Carman and Robert Johns. 2012.