The essays in this collection show how electoral geography has shifted from empiricist activity towards a closer involvement with the wider issues addressed by social scientists. They illustrate the potential contributions that electoral geographers can make towards the understanding of global, national and local societies.
Table of Contents
1. Developments in Electoral Geography Fred M. Shelley, R. J. Johnston and Peter J. Taylor Part 1: The State of Electoral Geography 2. From Political Methodologyt to Geographical Social Theory? A Critical Review of Electoral Geography 1960-87 3. Whither Electoral Geography? A Critique David R. Reynolds Part 2: The Cleavage Model and Electoral Geography 4. The Electoral Geography of the Netherlands in the Era of Mass Politics, 1888-1986 N. P. Passchier and H. H. van der Wusten 5. Tradition Contra Change: The Political Geography of Irish Referenda, 1937-87 John O’ Loghlin and A. J. Parker 6. Volatile Stability: New Zealand’s 1987 General Election Rex Honey and J. Ross Barnett 7. An Ecological Perspective on Working Class Political Behaviour: Neighbourhood and Class Formation in Sheffield Monroe Eagles 8. Lipset and Rokkan Revisited: Electoral Cleavages, Electoral Geography, and Electoral Strategy in Great Britain R. J. Johnston 9. The Cleavage Model and Electoral Geography: A Review A. Lijphart Part 3: American Exceptionalism 10. Populism and Agrarian Ideology: The 1982 Nebraska Corporate Farming Referendum Rebecca S. Roberts, Frances M. Ufkes, and Fred M. Shelley 11. Social Transformation and Changing Urban Electoral Behaviour David C. Hodge and Lynn A. Staeheli 12. Spatial Targeting Strategies: Representation and Local Politics Diane Whalley 13. Identical Geography, Different Party: A Natural Experiment on the Magnitude of Party Differences in the U. S. Senate 1960-1984 Bernard Grofman, Robert Griffin and Amihai Glazer 14. Local Voting and Social Change Nancy Ettlinger Part 4: Future Directions 15. Electoral Geography and the Ideology of Place: The Making of Regions in Belgian Electoral Politics Alexander B. Murphy 16. Regulating Union Representation Elections: Towards of Third Type of Electoral Geography Gordon L. Clark 17. Extending The World of Electoral Geography Peter J. Taylor