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Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain

Whiteley, P and Clarke, HD and Sanders, D and Stewart, MC (2013) Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 1-317.

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Abstract

<jats:p>Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain investigates the political economy of party support for British political parties since Tony Blair led New Labour to power in 1997. Using valence politics models of electoral choice and marshalling an unprecedented wealth of survey data collected in the British Election Study's monthly Continuous Monitoring Surveys, the authors trace forces affecting support for New Labour during its thirteen years in office. They then study how the recessionary economy has influenced the dynamics of party support since the Conservative–Liberal Democrat Coalition came to power in May 2010 and factors that shaped voting in Britain's May 2011 national referendum on changing the electoral system. Placing Britain in comparative perspective with cross-national survey data gathered in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the authors investigate how the economic crisis has affected support for incumbent governments and democratic politics in over twenty European countries.</jats:p>

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 13:16
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 21:30
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/6075

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