Table of contents for Putting voters in their place : geography and elections in Great Britain / Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie.

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List of Figures xi
List of Tables xiii
List of Abbreviations xix
1.Models of Voting 1
Sociological Models 4
Responsive Voter Models 11
From Normal to Responsive Voters 19
To Vote or Not to Vote 26
The Contemporary Pattern of Voting 30
Conclusions 39
2.Bringing Geography In 42
Context and Scale 43
Bringing Context In 46
Conclusions 62
3.The Geography of Voting: Regions, Places, and Neighbourhoods 63
The Problem of Data 63
The Aggregate Pattern: Variations by Constituency 68
Combining Constituency and Survey Data 73
A NorthSouth Divide in Voting Patterns in the 1980s? 82
Moving Down a Scaleor Two 90
Conclusions 104
4.Talking Together and Voting Together 106
Talking Together and Voting Together? 106
Measuring the Conversation Effect Directly 108
Who Talks Politics? 111
The Impact of Political Conversation 127
Political Conversation and Attitude Change 139
Conclusions 143
5.The Local Economy and the Local Voter 144
Its the Economy, Stupid: Economic Voting 144
Measuring the Economic Vote: Which Economy? 147
Economic Evaluations and the Economic Vote 152
Government Responsibility and the Economic Vote 155
Endogenous Economic Voting? 164
Economic Geography and Economic Voting 170
Local Economic Geographies and Perceptions of Economic Performance 177
Local Economic Evaluations and Electoral Geography 181
How Local is Local? 184
Conclusions 185
6.Party Campaigns and Their Impact 187
The National Campaign 188
The Constituency Campaign 197
Measuring Constituency Campaigning 199
The Impact of the Local Campaign 202
The Local Campaign: Locally or Nationally Controlled? 204
Constituency Campaigning and the Individual Voter 212
Who Benefits from Constituency Campaigning: Incumbents or Challengers? 217
Conclusions 225
7.To Vote or Not to Vote: The Problem of Turnout 227
Trends in Turnout over Time: the Growing Problem of Falling Turnout? 229
Who Votes? 238
Turnout and Local Context 246
Minimizing Participation Costs? Turnout and Distance to Polling Station 254
Personal Turnout and the Actions of Others 259
Summarizing the Contextual Effect on Turnout 262
Conclusions 264
8.Votes into Seats 266
Accounting for Disproportionality 270
Not only Disproportional but also Biased 273
The Making of a Geography: Constituency Definition in the UK 275
Geography, Disproportionality and Bias 279
Bias Decomposition and the Geography of the Vote 285
Conclusions 302
Appendix 302
References 307
Index 335

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Elections -- Great Britain.
Voting -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Political geography.