Putting Voters in Their Place: Geography and Elections in Great Britain

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INDEX
abstainers, types of, 27–9
abstention, 26–30, 228–65
and electoral bias, 289–92
activists, party, 57, 62, 210, 211
affluent workers, 70–1
age and voting, 8, 69, 114
attitudes to voting, 85–6, 139–43, 259–62
bespoke neighbourhoods, 92–104, 184–5
bias, electoral, 273–5
components
abstentions, 289–92; constituency size, 285–9; efficiency, 294–302; national quotas, 285–8; third parties, 292–4
decomposition, 285–302
binary logistic regression, 30–9
Boundary Commissions, 276–302
British Election Panel Study (BEPS), 139–43, 167–70, 242
British Election Study (BES), 68, 73–5
British Household Panel Study (BHPS), 84, 97–104, 184–5
campaigns, 60–2, 86–90, 187–226
and bias, 296
and candidate knowledge, 222–5
constituency, 197–222
incumbents and challengers, 217–22
intensity of, 207–8
marginality and, 220–2, 252–5
national, 188–97
permanent, 196–7
spending in, 198, 206–12, 218–22
turnout and, 252–5
candidate knowledge, 222–5
canvassing, 61–2, 92, 199, 200, 212–17
and turnout, 253–4
by MPs, 220–1
class cleavage and voting, 4–8, 20–3, 52–4, 69, 71–3, 77–8, 82–3, 93–8, 99–102, 113–14, 118–19, 171
class, subjective, 7, 73, 97
cleavages, 2–4
compositional approach, 40
constituencies, 58, 61, 64, 68–73, 75–8, 79–82
constituency definition, 275–85
and size, 278, 283–4, 285–9
consumption cleavage, 8–11, 21–2
contextual approach, 40–54
contextual effects, 46–54, 71
conversation and voting, 106–43
conversation networks, 122–44
creeping malapportionment, 284
cube law, 270–2
data, 63–8
disproportionality, 269–72, 279–85
ecological estimates, 75–8
ecological fallacy, 70, 108
economic perceptions, 148–51, 177–84
economic voting, 14–19, 59–60, 82, 86, 102–4, 144–86
and economic geography, 170–84
and endogeneity, 164–70
and government responsibility, 155–60
education and voting, 10–11
effective votes, 282–5, 299–300
egocentric voting, 14–19, 103–4, 150–1, 152–5, 160, 165–70
electronic voting, 256–9
embourgeoisement, 70–1
endogeneity, 164–70
entropy-maximizing, 78–82
enumeration districts, 92–3
environmental effects, 70–1
ERM crisis, 161–2
families, and voting, 120–1, 137–9
flow-of-the-vote, 121–3, 80–2
fraud, electoral, 258
friends, and voting, 120–7
friends-and-neighbours effect, 47
geography and voting, 40–62
gerrymandering, 279–85
government responsibility, 155–60
House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1944, 276–9
housing and voting, 8–9, 174–7, 178–9
inflation and voting, 147–8
information flows, 47–54
internet and voting, 193–4
leader evaluation, 18–19
left-right dimensions, 140–3
liberal-authoritarian dimensions, 140–3
locales, 42–3
malapportionment, 279–85
marginality and turnout, 248–52, 263
media and voting, 192, 195

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Editors' Preface v
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Figures xi
  • List of Tables xiii
  • List of Abbreviations xix
  • 1: Models of Voting 1
  • 2: Bringing Geography In 40
  • 3: The Geography of Voting 63
  • 4: Talking Together and Voting Together 106
  • 5: The Local Economy and the Local Voter 144
  • 6: Party Campaigns and Their Impact 187
  • 7: To Vote or Not to Vote 227
  • 8: Votes into Seats 266
  • Appendix - The British Election Study 304
  • References 307
  • Index 335
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