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Ideology, Strategy and Party Change : Spatial Analyses of Post-War Election Programmes in 19 Democracies - Ian Budge

Ideology, Strategy and Party Change

Spatial Analyses of Post-War Election Programmes in 19 Democracies

By: Ian Budge (Editor), David Robertson (Editor), Derek Hearl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1987
ISBN: 9780521306485
Number Of Pages: 516

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The relevance of this book to central concerns of political and social science hardly needs emphasizing. Parties are the organizing force of democratic governments, giving coherence and direction to their policies and relating them to popular preferences. Election programmes are crucial to this role, providing electors with some insight into the policies they are voting for, and parties themselves with a starting point for their activity in government. Discussion begins with a comparative assessment of the impact of election pledges on government action. The book goes on to describe systematically the place of the programmes in the political process of nineteen democracies. It subjects them to detailed qualitative, quantitative and spatial analyses to answer such questions as: Who prepares election programmes and how? What is the nature of modern party divisions? Do they differ across countries? Is there indeed an 'end of ideology' or an intensification? Does the need to attract votes weaken old partisan attachments? Combining individual studies of each country with comparative analyses on a scale never previously undertaken, the book will interest country specialists and comparativists and prove indispensable to research on voting and party behaviour, coalition formation, ideology, and rational choice.

Influence of election programmes: Britain and Canada 1945G++1979
The internal analysis of election programmes
Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States 1946G++1981, an initial comparative analysis
Canada 1945G++1980: party platforms and campaign strategies
Sri Lanka 1947G++1977: elite programmes and mass politics
Israel 1949G++1981
Ireland 1948G++1981: issues, parties, strategies
Northern Ireland 1921G++1973: party manifestos and platforms
Sweden and Denmark 1945G++1982: election programmes in the Scandinavian setting
The Netherlands 1946G++81
Belgium 1946G++1981
Luxembourg 1945G++1982: dimensions and strategies
Austria 1945G++1978
Electoral programmes in West Germany 1949G++1980: explorations in the nature of political controversy
France 1958G++1981: the strategy of joint government platforms
Italy 1946G++1979: ideological distances and party movements
Japan 1960G++1980: party programmes in elections
Do parties differ, and how? Comparative discriminant and factor analyses
General bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521306485
ISBN-10: 0521306485
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 31st July 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.93