Political Parties and Voting Behavior

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  • Created on: 18-03-14 20:58

1. Define consumption cleavages

  • Socail divisions based on people's ability to purchase desirable goods and services
  • Have too much money in your bra
  • Having money to spend on necessities
  • Having an obession with shopping
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2. 1952-1979, What happened in voting behaviour?

  • Class Alignment/ Partisan alignment
  • 100% turnout
  • Class Dealignment
  • No one voted

3. Name 2 criticisms of this research

  • Was biased
  • Butler & Kavanagh- Underestimated effects of short term influences, e.g sweeps of patriotic fevour. 2- Marshall & Heath- Crewe Exaggerated both class and partisan dealignment
  • No evidence to back it up
  • It ignores the dealignment of right wing voters

4. 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

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

  • Far Left
  • Middle
  • Central-Left
  • Right

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