Within an international framework, this work provides a fully comprehensive approach to the geographical coverage of elections. Numerous applications of ides and concepts from human geography are incorporated into a new political context, illustrating the manner in which electoral patterns reflect and help produce the overall geography of a region or state. Discussions of various topics are well supported by numerous maps and diagrams which help clarify arguemnts and serve to define elections within their basic geographical context.
Part 1: Preliminaries 1. Geography and Electoral Studies 2. Electoral Systems and Electoral Data Part 2: Geography of Voting 3. Political Cleavage and Geographies of Party Support 4. Social Bases of Geographies of Voting Part 3: Geographical Influences in Voting 5. The Neighbourhood Effect 6. Candidates, Issues and Campaigns Part 4: Geography of Representation 7. Electoral Abuses 8. Electoral Reform Part 5: Towards a Geography of Power 9. Geography, Elections, Representation and Power