Britain Votes

Author/s: : Christopher Wlezien is Reader in Comparative Government and Fellow of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. He is co-founder of the ESRC-funded Oxford Spring School in Quantitative Methods for Social Research and a research associate in the Centre for the Study of Democratic Government. Wlezien came to Oxford from the University of Houston, where he was a professor of political science and founding director of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy. He has held visiting positions at Columbia University, the Juan March Institute, and McGill University. He received his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1989. Pippa Norris is a political scientist comparing elections and public opinion, political communications, and gender politics. She has published more than thirty books and her work has been translated into more than a dozen langauges. She has served as an expert consultant for many official bodies, including the UN, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, International IDEA, the NDI, the NED, and the UK Electoral Commission. She has held many visiting research appointments, including at Columbia University, the University of California - Berkeley, the University of Oslo, the University of Cape Town, Otago University, and the Australian National Univerity. Pippa Norris is McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics teaching at the John F Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Government at Harvard University, and prior to that she taught at Edinburgh University.
ISBN-13: : 9780198569404
Edition: :
Publication date: : October 2005
Origin: : OUP UK
Pages: : 251
Binding: : Paperback
Dimensions: : 234 x 156 mm


Britain Votes 2005 provides a balanced, comprehensive and topical overview of the campaign leading up to the 2005 British General Election and an analysis of the results presented in a straightforward, clear and lively style for students, colleagues and practitioners. This is the fourth volume in the Oxford series which started in the election of 1992. Part I provides insights into the strategies and tactics adopted by the major parties; news coverage on the television, in newspapers, and on the internet; and the dynamics of the opinion polls leading up to polling day. Part II analyses the outcome including the results in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; race and gender issues; economic voting; the working of the electoral system, and the outcome for the new Parliament. Produced by a well-known team of experts on British elections and voting behaviour, the book is written in a vivid and accessible style. The book will be essential reading for all students, scholars, and practitioners of British elections and voting behaviour, party politics, public opinion, political behaviour and political sociology.


  • The book brings together a first-class set of well-known contributors to provide an authoritative analysis of the outcome.
  • Written in a vivid, accessible and lively style.


The Campaign Context
2The Opinion Polls
3The Press, Television & Internet
4The Labour Party
5The Conservative Party
6The Liberal Democrat Party
7The Minor and Fringe Parties
The Analysis of the Results
9UK Regions: Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
10The Issue Agenda and Voting
11The Impact of Leaders, Parties and Voting
12The New Parliament: Gender, Race, and New MPs
13The Impact of UK Electoral Systems


numerous tables and line drawings


An essential guide for all students, scholars, and practitioners of British elections and voting behaviour, party politics, public opinion, political behaviour and political sociology.

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