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British general elections since 1945 /
David Butler.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Oxford, UK ; New York : Blackwell, 1995.
description
viii, 143 p. : ill.
ISBN
0631198288(pbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Oxford, UK ; New York : Blackwell, 1995.
isbn
0631198288(pbk.)
catalogue key
1380196
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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Fourteen general elections have been held in Britain in the post-war period, from Clement Attlee's surprise sweep to power in 1945 to the Conservatives' fourth consecutive victory in 1992. Several of these fourteen landmark events in British political history had unexpected results; all had far-reaching consequences. In this fully revised and updated edition of British General Elections Since 1945 David Butler chronicles the demeanor and result of each post-war election. He also draws on the most recent research to examine how much the way in which elections have been staged and fought has altered, with press conferences, advertizing, opinion polls and media events transforming the electoral process. In considering these issues alongside other aspects - the law, the constituencies, the electoral system itself, voter behavior - Dr Butler provides an invaluable guide to the continuities and change which have characterized British general elections for two generations.
Main Description
In this fully revised and updated edition of British General Elections since 1945 David Butler chronicles the demeanour and result of each post-war election. He also draws on the most recent research to examine how much the way in which elections have been stages and fought has altered, with press conferences, advertising, opinion polls and media events transforming the electoral process. In considering these issues alongside other aspects - the law, the constituencies, the electoral system itself, voter behaviour - Dr Butler provides an invaluable guide to the continuities and change which have characterized British general elections for two generations.
Unpaid Annotation
In this updated edition, Butler chronicles the results and meanings of each general election in Britain.
Table of Contents
Continuity and Change
Thirteen General Elections
The Legal Framework
Constituencies, Seats and Votes
Franchise, Turnout and Voting Behaviour
The Timing of Elections and the Party Battle
Changing MPs
The Cost of Elections
The National Campaign
The Media
Advertising and Polls
Local Electioneering
Conclusion
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