Austerity and Political Choice in Britain (Hardcover) by Clarke Harold D. Kellner Peter Stewart Marianne Twyman Joe Whiteley Paul
|Category||Society & Politics|
|Author||Harold D. Clarke Peter Kellner Marianne Stewart Joe Twyman Paul Whiteley|
|Number of Pages||177 pages|
|Publisher / Label||Palgrave Macmillan|
|Size||14.80 cm x 2.20 cm x 2.20 cm|
This is a comprehensive study of the 2015 general election in Britain designed not only for students and scholars of British politics but also for the interested reader. It looks at the record of the Coalition government both in terms of its plans and performance particularly in relation to the economy as the starting point for understanding what happened. The authors go on to examine the campaign during the run-up to polling day and to explain why people voted the way they did. They also take a close look at the various constituency battlegrounds across the country showing how and why voting patterns varied across Britain. Finally they discuss the implications of the election outcome for the future of the party system and British politics more generally. This book provides important insights into an election which has permanently changed the political geography of Britain.