Political Parties and Voting Behavior

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  • Created on: 18-03-14 20:58

1. Define consumption cleavages

  • Have too much money in your bra
  • Having money to spend on necessities
  • Socail divisions based on people's ability to purchase desirable goods and services
  • Having an obession with shopping
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2. 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

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

  • Far Left
  • Central-Left
  • Right
  • Middle

4. 1997, 2001, 2005- social class alignment?

  • People don't align with a party- short term factors for influential
  • 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
  • The middle class and working class voters are merging into one group

5. Term for sociological study of voting behaviour

  • Psephology
  • Scientist
  • Sociologists
  • Politician


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