1st Edition

British Elections & Parties Review The 2001 General Election

    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Containing contributions from leading names in British politics, this review continues to publish front-rank research on parties, elections and voting behaviour in Britain.

    Introduction; Political Knowledge and Electoral Choice; Downs, Stokes and Modified Rational Choice: Modelling Turnout in 2001; Old Extremism or New Moderate Centrism? The 2001 Elections in Northern Ireland; Did Devolution Make a Difference? The First Post-Devolution UK Election in Scotland; The Impact of Constituency Campaigning in the 2001 General Election; European Integration, Party Politics and Voting in the 2001 Election; Electoral Strategies and Female Candidacy: Comparing Trends in the 2001 and 1997 General Elections III; Distortion Magnified: New Labour and the British Electoral System, 1950-2001; Trade Unions and the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (2000) in the 2001 General Election: Tentative Third Parties and Trammelled Officers; The Barnett Formula and the 2001 General Election; Micro-Geography and Socialization: New Ways of Investigating the Turnout Problem; Was There a Rural Rebellion? Labour and the Countryside Vote in the 2001 General Election; Why Do the Conservatives Always Do (Even) Worse in Wales?


    Lynn Bennie is Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics and Inter[1]national Relations at the University of Aberdeen. Her research interests cover elections, political parties and environmental politics. Recent works include publications on the small parties in Scotland, and candidate selection for the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. Colin Rallings is Professor of Politics and co-Director of the Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre at the University of Plymouth. Jonathan Tonge is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the University of Salford. He has recently completed three ESRC projects on political parties in Northern Ireland. Paul Webb is Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex. His research interests focus on representative democracy, particularly party and electoral politics.

    'A stimulating contribution to our understanding of modern politics in the United Kingdom.' - Contemporary Review