Critical Elections: British Parties and Voters in Long-term Perspective
Geoffrey Evans, Pippa Norris
SAGE, Apr 28, 1999 - Political Science - 310 pages
Did Labour's landslide victory in 1997 mark a critical watershed in British party politics? Did the radical break with 18 years of Conservative rule reflect a fundamental change in the social and ideological basis of British voting behaviour?
Critical Elections brings together leading scholars of parties, elections and voting behaviour to provide the first systematic overview of long-term change in British electoral politics.
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Party Members and Ideological Change
Dealignment or Realignment?
New Social Alignments?
Towards a Multicultural Electorate?
New Labour New Geography?
A GenderGeneration Gap?
New Sources of Abstention?
New Issue Alignments?
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1997 general election analysis Asian attitudes attitudinal Blair Britain British party British politics centre chapter class voting cleavage coefficients cohort Conservative and Labour Conservative Party Conservative voting critical election cross-cutting Curtice decline dimension economic effects electoral ethnic minority Europe European Union evidence factor favour Figure gender gap groups Heath identifiers ideological position issue space Labour Party Labour support Labour voting left-right Liberal Democrats libertarian-authoritarian Logistic regression long-term major parties manifesto measures membership move Norris Nuffield College odds ratios Parliament parliamentary partisan party competition party identification party members party politics party support politicians polls postwar previous elections question realigning election realignment respondents salariat sample scale Scotland Scottish seats shift significant social social conservatism south of England strategy suggests survey swing Table tactical voting Tony Blair Tory trade union traditional turnout variables voting behaviour women