‘Britain Votes 2017’ offers a comprehensive analysis of one of the most extraordinary general elections ever.
‘Britain Votes 2017’ contains dedicated chapters on the results; the fortunes of each of the major parties; the campaign and outcomes in each part of the UK; the Brexit context; campaign finance; party campaigning and digital strategies; engagement, disengagement and populism; women voters; young voters; the role of the media; and much more.
The latest in a distinguished series of volumes on each general election, produced by the Hansard Society and Oxford University Press, ‘Britain Votes 2017’ is edited by Jonathan Tonge, Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Stuart Wilks-Heeg and features the work of a range of leading academics, including Tim Bale and Paul Webb on the Conservatives; John Curtice on the outcome; Eunice Goes on Labour; Matthew Flinders on engagement, disengagement and populism; Emily Harmer and Rosalynd Southern on women voters; James Dennison on UKIP; Sarah Harrison on young voters; and Sara Hagemann on the Brexit context.
‘Britain Votes 2017’ is essential reading for anyone interested in the campaign, outcome and consequences of the 2017 General Election.
Table of contents
- Introduction: The Mislaying of a Majority – Jonathan Tonge, Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Stuart Wilks-Hee
- The Results: How Britain Voted, David Denver
- How the Electoral System Failed to Deliver - Again, John Curtice
- ‘We Didn’t See it Coming’: The Conservatives – Tim Bale and Paul Webb
- ‘Jez We Can!’: Labour’s Campaign; Defeat with a Taste of Victory – Eunice Goes
- The Liberal Democrats: Green Shoots of Recovery or Still on Life Support? – David Cutts and Andrew Russell
- The Rug Pulled from Under Them: UKIP and the Greens – James Dennison
- Referendums as Critical Junctures? Scottish Voting in British Elections – Ailsa Henderson and James Mitchel
- The Election in Wales: Campaign and Party Performance – Jonathan Bradbury
- Northern Ireland: Double Triumph for the Democratic Unionist Party – Jonathan Tonge and Jocelyn Evans
- The Brexit Context – Sara Hagemann
- Party Finance – Justin Fisher
- Digital Campaigning: The Rise of Facebook and Satellite Campaigns – Katharine Dommett and Luke Temple
- Out with the Old, In with the New? The Media Campaign – Stephen Ward and Dominic Wring
- The (Anti-)Politics of the Election: Funnelling Frustration in a Divided Democracy – Matthew Flinders
- More Stable than Strong: Womens Representation, Voters and Issues – Emily Harmer and Rosalynd Southern
- Young Voters – Sarah Harrison
- Conclusion: An Election that Satisfied Few and Solved Little – Jonathan Tonge, Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Stuart Wilks-Heeg
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