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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Elections and Voters in Britain

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230207288
Publication Date October 2006
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Contemporary Political Studies

The revised edition of this popular text incorporates material from the 2005 general election and discusses the latest research. The book provides a lucid account of the development of electoral politics in Britain over the post war period but focuses particularly on recent elections making full use of British Election Study (BES) survey data.

DAVID DENVER is Professor of Politics, University of Lancaster, UK.

Studying British Elections
Turnout: Why People Vote (or Don't)
Party Choice in the Era of Alignment 1950-70
Dealignment and its Consequences
Issues, the Economy and Party Leaders: The Emergence of 'Valance Politics'
Campaigning and the Mass Media
Electoral Geography and Electoral Systems
Elections and Party Choice in Contemporary Britain


Reviews of the first edition:
'For anyone studying elections and voters... this is an essential purchase...Denver observes that his text is not intended for academic colleagues...but I have a suspicion that many of his peers will be using the text to bring themselves up to speed regarding questions that they were too embarrassed to ask.' - Michael Thrasher, Parliamentary Affairs
'Excellent...Informative, concise and lucid; the best exposition of modern debates and explanations regarding voting behaviour.' - Jonathan Tonge, University of Salford, UK
'...an overall summary of the work of specialists in electoral analysis...Recommended.' - M. Curtis, Choice
'This is a wonderful textbook that can be recommended without reservation as a core text for undergraduate...[and] as a very useful introductory text for postgraduate students...Denver has the enviable knack of finding just the right way to explain complex issues to the non-expert reader...' - John Bartle, Political Studies Review
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