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Book/Printed Material Electoral shocks : the volatile voter in a turbulent world

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Title

  • Electoral shocks : the volatile voter in a turbulent world

Summary

  • Electoral Shocks: The Volatile Voter in a Turbulent World offers a novel perspective on British elections, focusing on the role of electoral shocks in the context of increasing electoral volatility. It demonstrates and explains the long-term trend in volatility, how shocks have contributed to the level of electoral volatility, and also which parties have benefited from the ensuing volatility. It follows in the tradition of British Election Study books, providing a comprehensive account of specific election outcomes- the General Elections of 2015 and 2017-and a more general and novel approach to understanding electoral change. The authors examine five electoral shocks that affected the elections of 2015 and 2017: the rise in immigration after 2004, particularly from Eastern Europe; the Global Financial Crisis prior to 2010; the coalition government of the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats between 2010 and 2015; the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014; and the European Union Referendum in 2016.0The focus on electoral shocks offers an overarching explanation for the volatility in British elections, alongside the long-term trends that have led to this point. It offers a way to understand the rise and fall of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Labour's disappointing 2015 performance and its later unexpected gains, the collapse in support for the Liberal Democrats, the dramatic gains of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in 2015, and the continuing period of tumultuous politics that has followed the EU referendum and the General Election of 2017. It provides a new way of understanding electoral choice in Britain, and also beyond, and a better understanding of the outcomes of recent elections.

Names

  • Fieldhouse, Ed, author

Created / Published

  • Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2020
  • ©2020

Headings

  • -  2000-2099
  • -  Elections--Great Britain
  • -  Political campaigns--Great Britain--21st century
  • -  Political parties--Great Britain
  • -  Voting--Great Britain
  • -  Brexit
  • -  Elections
  • -  Parteibindung
  • -  Political campaigns
  • -  Political parties
  • -  Politics and government
  • -  Politischer Wandel
  • -  Voting
  • -  Wahlverhalten
  • -  Wechselwähler
  • -  Great Britain--Politics and government
  • -  Great Britain--Politics and government--2015
  • -  Great Britain--Politics and government--2017
  • -  Great Britain
  • -  Grossbritannien

Genre

  • History

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-277) and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (xix, 282 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • JN956

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021758787

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  • Unrestricted online access

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  • image
  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Fieldhouse, Ed, Author. Electoral Shocks: The Volatile Voter in a Turbulent World. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, ©, 2020. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021758787/.

APA citation style:

Fieldhouse, E. (2020) Electoral Shocks: The Volatile Voter in a Turbulent World. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, ©. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021758787/.

MLA citation style:

Fieldhouse, Ed, Author. Electoral Shocks: The Volatile Voter in a Turbulent World. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, ©, 2020. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021758787/>.