Voting Behaviour

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Explain the term pluralism
The idea that power should be dispersed and not concentrated. Government should be a neutral arbiter and provide representation
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What year was the lowest turnout ever for a UK General Election?
2001 - the turnout was 59% (Tony Blair re-elected)
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What are the three main reasons that there is a low turnout in the UK?
Convergence, embourgeoisement, political apathy
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What is the Peter Pulzer quote?
"Class is the basis of all British politics, all else is embellishment and detail'
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What are the long term factors in voting behaviour?
Class, age, gender, ethnicity, geography
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What are the short terms factors in determining voting behaviour?
Economy, campaign (personality of leader), media, events, issue voting
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What does the Rational Choice Model say and who suggested it?
Hilde Himmelweit and it suggests that individuals make decisions in a rational and calculated way. Consumer voting.
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What is the Abraham Lincoln quote?
"By the people, for the people and of the people" - democracy!
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