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.
Table of Contents
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