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GOVP1
TOPIC 1:

PARTICIPATION &
VOTING BEHAVIOUR
POSSIBLE QUESTIONS ­ ESSAY PLANS (25 MARKERS)
NEENA RAI

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VOTING BEHAVIOUR & PARTICIPATION STATISTICS
YEAR TURNOUT % WINNER PRIME MINISTER TORY VOTE LABOUR VOTE
1979 - Conservative Margret Thatcher
1992 77.7 % Conservative John Major 42.3 % 35.2 %
1997 71.4 % Labour Tony Blair 43.2 % 30.7 %
2001 59.4 %…

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PARTICIPATION/DEMOCRACY CRISIS (25)

INTRODUCTION
POLITICAL PARTICIPATION electoral & non-electoral
DEFINITIONS
DEMOCRACY Rule by the people or 'people power'
PARTICIPATION/DEMOCRACY CRISIS NO PARTICIPATION DEMOCRACY CRISIS

Low Levels Of Turnout At General Election Turnout Is Actually Increasing, Slowly ­ General Election
POINT

59.4%- (2001)
Since…

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Shows that there is not much interest in political parties &
thus politics ­ compared to pressure groups Shows continuous political participation
EXPLAIN
Thus, participation & democracy crisis

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REASONS FOR LOW TURNOUT? (25)

INTRODUCTION
TURNOUT The proportion of the electorate that votes in an election
DEFINITIONS POLITICAL APATHY A state of indifference towards politics, linked to a decline in political participation
DEMOCRACY Rule by the people or 'people power'
APATHY OTHER…

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FACTORS AFFECTING VOTING BEHAVIOUR (25)
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
LONG TERM FACTORS SHORT TERM FACTORS
Social Class Media ­ Election Campaign
POINT
Media influence, reinforce & agenda shape
AB = Tory less tax = less public service (can afford private Newspapers, news channels, political blogs...…

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Young = most likely to vote labour but less likely to turnout ­ for Ed Miliband = looked down upon my public, seen as not "tough enough" to
EXAMPLE lower tuition fees, for increasing the minimum wage ­ for carry out the roles…

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THEORIES OF VOTING BEHAVIOUR? (25)

SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY DOMINANT IDEOLOGY
PARTY IDENTIFICATION THEORY (social characteristics affecting RATIONAL CHOICE THEORY
THEORY
(Learning political attitudes from voting ­ (Choices influenced by main parties record,
(choices influenced by media
parents) class/ethnicity/region/gender/age especially on the economy)
misrepresentation)
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199 1997 ­ Backed labour ­
38 % 44 %
2 labour won
199
31 % 32 %
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