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Britain at the Polls 2010

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December 2010 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The ninth book in the long-running Britiain at the Polls series, the 2010 edition looks back at the political landscape since 2005 with special focus on the transition from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown and the impact of events such as the the financial crisis, the MPs expenses scandal and the first ever leaders' debates. The 2010 election is analyzed in this context and the final chapters look ahead to assess the fortunes of the new governemnt. A strong line-up of contributors includes Philip Norton, Paul Webb, James A. Stimson, Michael Moran and Ron Johnston.

Praise for the previous edition:

'With a first-class set of contributors this well-written and accessible volume will be essential reading for all concerned with British elections, voting behavior and party politics.' - Pippa Norris, Harvard University

John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
Foreword
 
Preface
Nicholas Allen
Labour's Third Term: A Tale of Two Prime Ministers
Tim Bale and Paul Webb
The Conservative Party
Thomas Quinn and Ben Clements
Re-Alignment in the Centre: The Liberal Democrats
Michael Moran, Sukhdev Johal and Karel Williams
The Financial Crisis and Its Consequences
Oliver Heath
The Great Divide: Voters, Parties, MPs and Expenses
John Bartle, Sebastian Dellepiane Avellaneda and James A Stimson
The Policy Mood and the Moving Centre
Nicholas Allen, Judith Bara and John Bartle
A Much-Debated Campaign
Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie
The Local Campaigns and the Outcome
Philip Norton
The Politics of Coalition
 
Appendix: General Elections since 1945

The Essex folks and their collaborators have created another indispensible source on contemporary British electoral politics
T.P Wolf
British Politics Group Quarterly


Overall, Britain at the Polls 2010 is a clear triumph; a worthy part of the election literature and a pleasure to read
Jon Tonge
Political Studies Review


Britain At The Polls 2010 is the latest in the long running and well respected series of books which has covered general elections in Britain since February 1974. This edition carries a stellar cast of contributors from the world of political academia...a cohesive, accessible and overall enjoyable book....So many collections of essays can be either biased or disjointed, but this seems to strike the perfect balance, being both representative and managing to present a conjoined approach to the subject
Natalie Dzerins
British Politics and Policy at LSE Blog

Christopher Wlezien
Temple University

The Essex folks and their collaborators have created another indispensible source on contemporary British electoral politics
T.P Wolf
British Politics Group Quarterly


Overall, Britain at the Polls 2010 is a clear triumph; a worthy part of the election literature and a pleasure to read
Jon Tonge
Political Studies Review

Susan Scarrow
University of Houston

The Essex folks and their collaborators have created another indispensible source on contemporary British electoral politics
T.P Wolf
British Politics Group Quarterly


Overall, Britain at the Polls 2010 is a clear triumph; a worthy part of the election literature and a pleasure to read
Jon Tonge
Political Studies Review

UK Reviewsall

The Essex folks and their collaborators have created another indispensible source on contemporary British electoral politics
T.P Wolf
British Politics Group Quarterly


Overall, Britain at the Polls 2010 is a clear triumph; a worthy part of the election literature and a pleasure to read
Jon Tonge
Political Studies Review

T.P Wolf
British Politics Group Quarterly

The Essex folks and their collaborators have created another indispensible source on contemporary British electoral politics
T.P Wolf
British Politics Group Quarterly


Overall, Britain at the Polls 2010 is a clear triumph; a worthy part of the election literature and a pleasure to read
Jon Tonge
Political Studies Review

Jon Tonge
Political Studies Review

A great read and incisive review of the 2010 UK general election.

Miss Martina Kirlew
Health and Social Care, University of Bolton
October 28, 2013

An essential insight into the political process within the U.K.

Thoby Miller
Sociology , University
May 16, 2011

An excellent assessment of the election which enabled the students to provide a comprehensive understanding of 2010 as a casestudy.

Dr Andrew Crines
Humanities , Huddersfield University
February 10, 2011

This is a readable guide to the 2010 election and quite suitable for students on my course.

Dr Thomas Lundberg
Department of Politics, Glasgow University
February 8, 2011

It is useful but obviously very specific (i.e. about the 2010 election), which is why is supllmental. But it will be reccomened for a couple of lectures in particular.

Dr Ana Langer
Department of Politics, Glasgow University
February 4, 2011

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