Political Parties and Voting Behavior

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  • Created on: 18-03-14 20:58

1. Who researched Class dealignment and what were the findings?

  • Rose and Butler- Embourgeoisement
  • Ivor Crewe- Decline in traditional working class voters who use to vote labour, due to closure of mines amd factories. Also due to new working class was increase in partisan dealignment
  • Karl Marx- Increase in working class being brainwashed so change voting behaviour
  • Bilbo Baggins- Going on adventure
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2. 1979-1997, What happened to voting behaviour

  • Increase in participation
  • Class Dealignment/ Partisan Dealignment
  • Decrease in instrumental voters
  • Partisan Alignment

3. 1997, 2001, 2005- social class alignment?

  • There is a variation in each election- not set in stone any more
  • Large section of electorate is still committed to a fairly stable ideological convictions that reflect key differences between working class and middle class voters
  • People don't align with a party- short term factors for influential
  • The middle class and working class voters are merging into one group

4. What side of the political spectrum is Labour Party?

  • Central-Left
  • Middle
  • Right
  • Far Left

5. What side of the political spectrum is Conservative Party?

  • Center Right
  • Middle
  • Left
  • Far Right

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