By Chris Cook,John Stevenson
A historical past of British Elections considering that 1689 represents a different single-volume authoritative reference advisor to British elections and electoral platforms from the wonderful Revolution to the current day.
The major concentration is on common elections and linked by-elections, yet Chris prepare dinner and John Stevenson additionally conceal nationwide referenda, ecu parliament elections, municipal elections, and elections to the Welsh and northern Irish assemblies and the Scottish parliament. the end result and political importance of these kind of elections are checked out intimately, however the authors additionally talk about broader issues and debates in British electoral heritage, for instance: the evolution of the electoral approach, parliamentary reform, women's suffrage, constituency measurement and numbers, removing of corrupt practices, and different vital themes. The publication additionally follows the fortunes not just of the main political events yet of fringe pursuits of the intense correct and left.
Combining information, precis and research with thematic overviews and chronological outlines, this significant new reference presents a definitive advisor to the lengthy and sundry heritage of British elections and is vital studying for college kids of British political history.
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