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Local elections in Britain

Colin Rallings Michael Thrasher 1997

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  • Title:
    Local elections in Britain
  • Author: Colin Rallings
  • Michael Thrasher
  • Subjects: Local elections -- Great Britain; Elections -- Great Britain; Electronic books
  • Description: Cover; Local Elections in Britain; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Local elections-a case of mystery, intrigue and neglect; 2 The evolution of local democracy; 3 The local electoral system; 4 Turnout in local elections; 5 Contestation, candidates and incumbency; 6 Party competition in local elections; 7 Votes, seats and local electoral outcomes; 8 Major parties and local elections; 9 Minor parties and local elections; 10 Local elections and national politics
    11 Local by-elections-parochial contests or national electoral indicators?12 Local elections and representation; 13 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
    Exploring the historical context, the structure and method of operation, Local Elections in Britain clearly addresses the key issues and confusions that surround the local election system including:* the nature and extent of electoral participation including the crucial issue of low turnout* the candidates, and the growing proportion of women challenging for council seats* the performance of political parties, now a central feature of local elections* the dangers of viewing local elections as national opinion pollsDrawing on the results of more than 100,000 local e
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge
  • Creation Date: 1997
  • Format: 1 online resource (243 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1-280-32266-7;ISBN0-203-41275-3;ISBN0-203-31693-2
  • OCLC Number: 560361672
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991000440940403378$$I01TRAILS_CDKC
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9911566541003366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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