Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Multi-party Politics and the Constitution

Multi-party Politics and the Constitution

$45.99 (C)

  • Date Published: December 1985
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521275262

$ 45.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This book was first published in 1983. Since 1945, British politics has been dominated by a two-party system. Yet this has been challenged with the electoral performance of the two major parties declining since years ago when, between them, they secured over ninety-five per cent of the popular vote. The purpose of Multi-part Politics and the Constitution is twofold: first to examine the reasons for the growth of multi-party politics in Britain, secondly to consider its constitutional consequences. In the first part of the book, Vernon Bogdanor considers the challenges to the two-party system and analyses the role of the Liberal-SDP Alliance as part of that challenge. The second part evaluates the consequences for British politics of hung parliaments where no one party can claim an overall majority. Such situations are likely to occur with increasing frequency if multi-party politics persists. The role of the monarch and the working of coalition and minority governments are discussed and the argument is illustrated by examples from British history and from continental, especially Scandinavian, experience.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521275262
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    Acknowledgements
    Notes on sources
    Introduction
    Part I. Multi-party Politics:
    1. The two-party system and its challengers
    2. The Social Democratic Party and the Alliance
    3. Multi-party politics and the electorate
    4. Multi-party politics and the future
    Part II. The Constitutional Consequences:
    5. Forming a government: the lessons of history
    6. Forming a government: the rules of the game
    7. Minority government
    8. Coalition government
    Conclusion
    Appendix: Coalition and minority governments in Britain since 1895
    Bibliographical note
    Index.

  • Author

    Vernon Bogdanor

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×