The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2017

Author: Tim Carr,Iain Dale,Robert Waller

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785902784

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 3484

Following Theresa May's shock general election announcement, the UK political landscape looks set to change dramatically. Will predictions of a Tory landslide come to pass, or will the pollsters be surprised again? Whatever the result, the latest edition of the bestselling Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons will have all the info. Public affairs consultant Tim Carr and political experts Iain Dale and Robert Waller are rolling up their sleeves to put together a complete guide to the new personalities occupying the House of Commons benches in 2017. Who are they, what's their background and where will they lead the country? The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2017 is a must-read for anyone eager to know the details of the election result and to understand its consequences. This essential, accessible and comprehensive volume provides, amongst much else: • Biographies of the class of 2017, alongside details of their majorities and constituencies; • Demographic analysis by age, gender, ethnic origin, education and background; • Lists of new marginal constituencies, possible target seats, defeated MPs and more; • Expert commentary from political journalists and pollsters, exploring the role of the media and the possible ways in which the new parliament will shape the future of Britain and redefine its relationship with Europe.

The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2017

The Definitive Record of Britain's Historic 2017 General Election

Author: Ian Brunskill

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780008263331

Category: Great Britain

Page: 404

View: 7198

The authoritative guide to the 2017 British general election results, charting the campaign, the results by constituency, the winning majorities, the voting patterns and the implications for the future. Published since 1880, The Times Guide to the House of Commons is the definitive guide to Parliament and a trusted authority on UK politics. Compiled and written by leading political journalists and commentators, this edition offers a comprehensive survey of the historic 2017 general election. It charts the run-up to the election and includes full analysis of the outcome and the implications for Britain's future. An expert account of the historic events of the general election including: * The voting patterns, MP profiles, including winning majority, and the current state of Britain's parties * In-depth election analysis, from the campaign trail to constituency results by Times political editor Francis Elliott * How the pollsters fared, by Anthony Wells of YouGov * Authoritative analysis of turnout, swing, voting patterns by Rallings and Thrasher, with extensive tables and data section * The history and practicalities of hung parliaments by Dennis Kavanagh

The Times Guide to the House of Commons

Author: Greg Hurst,Emily Gosden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007351585

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

View: 6909

This is the definitive guide to the 2010 general election. It provides a full statistical analysis of the 2010 election, a biography and photo of every Member of Parliament, a map of the UK illustrating the election results and authoritative reports and analyses of the election campaign.

The British General Election of 2015

Author: P. Cowley,D. Kavanagh

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137366117

Category: History

Page: 483

View: 8573

The British General Election of 2015 is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how the action unfolded in the most unpredictable election for a generation. Drawing on hundreds of confidential interviews with all the key players, it offers a compelling insider's guide to the election's background, campaign, and the results which led to the formation of the first majority Conservative government in eighteen years. Designed to appeal to everyone from Westminster insiders, politics students and the wider general public, this is the authoritative account of the 2015 election. Continuing a proud Palgrave Macmillan tradition, The British General Election of 2015 is the 19th edition and celebrates the 70th year of this prestigious series.


The Art of Political Persuasion

Author: Lionel Zetter

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857191187

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 3843

With an emphasis on Great Britain, presents a global view of the lobbying industry, explaining its history, ethical and regulatory frameworks, mechanics, and the techniques employed by lobbyists around the world.

A Bark But No Bite

Inequality and the 2014 New Zealand General Election

Author: Jack Vowles,Hilde Coffé,Jennifer Curtin

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760461369

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

View: 8060

Based on New Zealand Election Study (NZES) data from a sample of 2,830 eligible voters, A Bark But No Bite explores a puzzle. While there was a lot of talk about inequality before the 2014 general election in New Zealand, and during the campaign, concern about inequality appeared to have no tangible effect on the election outcome. This book shows that, by its attention to the concerns of middle ground voters, the National Government had reduced the potential of policy differences to drive voter choices. Perceptions of competence and effective leadership were National’s strongest suit, crowding out voter concerns over matters of policy. When voters did consider policy, inequality and related concerns were second to the economy. Traditional priorities about health and education, and perceptions of party differences on these matters, had faded into the background. Meanwhile, voters doubted the opposition Labour Party’s ability to govern effectively in an alternative coalition to that of the National-led government. Labour’s policies were too many. In various ways, they would have chipped away at inequality, but lacked a coherent narrative and presentation. This book confirms that Labour’s proposal to increase the age for receipt of New Zealand superannuation gained Labour no new votes. Hopes that the ‘missing million’ people who failed to turn out to vote in 2011 would vote in 2014 and give an advantage to the left were unfulfilled. A comprehensive study of the 2014 election, this book provides a detailed account of all these findings, and a host of others.

The Party Decides

Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform

Author: Marty Cohen,David Karol,Hans Noel,John Zaller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226112381

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 8419

Throughout the contest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, politicians and voters alike worried that the outcome might depend on the preferences of unelected superdelegates. This concern threw into relief the prevailing notion that—such unusually competitive cases notwithstanding—people, rather than parties, should and do control presidential nominations. But for the past several decades, The Party Decides shows, unelected insiders in both major parties have effectively selected candidates long before citizens reached the ballot box. Tracing the evolution of presidential nominations since the 1790s, this volume demonstrates how party insiders have sought since America’s founding to control nominations as a means of getting what they want from government. Contrary to the common view that the party reforms of the 1970s gave voters more power, the authors contend that the most consequential contests remain the candidates’ fights for prominent endorsements and the support of various interest groups and state party leaders. These invisible primaries produce frontrunners long before most voters start paying attention, profoundly influencing final election outcomes and investing parties with far more nominating power than is generally recognized.

Claiming the State

Active Citizenship and Social Welfare in Rural India

Author: Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107199751

Category: Political Science

Page: 225

View: 1272

Explores the conditions that shape whether and how citizens in rural India make claims on the state for social welfare.

The Good Politician

Folk Theories, Political Interaction, and the Rise of Anti-Politics

Author: Nick Clarke,Will Jennings,Jonathan Moss,Gerry Stoker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316516210

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 7006

Asks how and why anti-political sentiment has grown among British citizens over the last half-century.

Policy Analysis in Belgium

Author: Brans, Marleen,Aubin, David

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447317254

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 5172

Presents the first systematic overview of policy analysis activities in Belgium. Contributors from both sides of the Dutch-French language border use original empirical data to provide a comprehensive, comparative study of multi-level policy-making both within and outside government.

Betting The House

The Inside Story of the 2017 Election

Author: Tim Ross,Tom McTague

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903233

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 7801

On 18th April 2017, Theresa May stunned Britain by announcing a snap election. With poll leads of more than 20 points over Jeremy Corbyn’s divided Labour Party, the first Tory landslide since Margaret Thatcher’s day seemed certain. Seven weeks later, Tory dreams had turned to dust. Instead of the 100-seat victory she’d been hoping for, May had lost her majority, leaving Parliament hung and her premiership hanging by a thread. Labour MPs, meanwhile, could scarcely believe their luck. Far from delivering the wipe-out that most predicted, Corbyn’s popular, anti-austerity agenda won the party 30 seats, cementing his position as leader and denying May the right to govern alone. This timely and indispensable book gets to the bottom of why the Tories failed, and how Corbyn’s Labour overcame impossible odds to emerge closer to power than at any election since the era of Tony Blair. Who was to blame for the Tories’ mistakes? How could so many politicians and pollsters fail to see what was coming? And what was the secret of Corbyn’s apparently unstoppable rise? Through new interviews and candid private accounts from key players, political journalists Tim Ross and Tom McTague set out to answer these questions and more, piecing together the inside story of this most dramatic and important of elections.

Seats and Votes

The Effects and Determinants of Electoral Systems

Author: Rein Taagepera,Matthew Soberg Shugart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300043198

Category: Proportional representation.

Page: 292

View: 8007


Fall Out

A Year of Political Mayhem

Author: Tim Shipman

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008264420

Category: European Union countries

Page: 640

View: 2742

The unmissable inside story of the most dramatic general election campaign in modern history and Theresa May's battle for a Brexit deal, the greatest challenge for a prime minister since the Second World War. By the bestselling author of All Out War, shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2017. This is the unmissable inside story of the most dramatic general election campaign in modern history and Theresa May's battle for a Brexit deal - the greatest challenge for a prime minister since the Second World War.Fall Out tells of how a leader famed for her caution battled her bitterly divided cabinet at home while facing duplicitous Brussels bureaucrats abroad. Of how she then took the biggest gamble of her career to strengthen her position - and promptly blew it. It is also a tale of treachery where - in the hour of her greatest weakness - one by one, May's colleagues began to plot against her. Inside this book you will find all the strategy, comedy, tragedy and farce of modern politics - where principle, passion and vaulting ambition collide in the corridors of power. It chronicles a civil war at the heart of the Conservative Party and a Labour Party back from the dead, led by Jeremy Corbyn, who defied the experts and the critics on his own side to mount an unlikely tilt at the top job. With access to all the key players, Tim Shipman has written a political history that reads like a thriller, exploring how and why the EU referendum result pitched Britain into a year of political mayhem.

The End of the Asian Century

War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region

Author: Michael R. Auslin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030022446X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6716

An urgently needed “risk map” of the many dangers that could derail Asia’s growth and stability Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain. Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability. Here, he provides a comprehensive account of the economic, military, political, and demographic risks that bedevil half of our world, arguing that Asia, working with the United States, has a unique opportunity to avert catastrophe – but only if it acts boldly. Bringing together firsthand observations and decades of research, Auslin’s provocative reassessment of Asia’s future will be a must-read for industry and investors, as well as politicians and scholars, for years to come.

Promise Me, Dad

A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Author: Joe Biden

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 9781432846831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8750

A New York Times Bestselling Author In November 2014, the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for their traditional Thanksgiving celebration; it was the one constant in their hectic, scrutinized, and over-scheduled lives. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, and his survival was uncertain. Promise me, Dad, Beau had told his father, "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career.

Super PACs

Author: Louise I. Gerdes

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737776552

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4308

The passage of Citizens United by the Supreme Court in 2010 sparked a renewed debate about campaign spending by large political action committees, or Super PACs. Its ruling said that it is okay for corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want in advertising and other methods to convince people to vote for or against a candidate. This book provides a wide range of opinions on the issue. Includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives; eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others.

The Republic of India

the development of its laws and constitution

Author: Alan Gledhill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 309

View: 1174


The Trump Card

Playing to Win in Work and Life

Author: Ivanka Trump

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143915564X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6615

From the daughter of business mogul Donald Trump and a rising star in the Trump organization, this New York Times bestseller is a business book for young women on how to achieve success in any field, based upon what Ivanka Trump has learned from her father and from her own experiences. Inspiration. Success. Confidence. Passion. No one is born with these qualities, but they are the key ingredients for reaching goals, building careers, or taking a blueprint and turning it into a breathtaking skyscraper. In The Trump Card, Ivanka Trump recounts the compelling story of her upbringing as the ultimate Apprentice, the daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump, and shares the life lessons and hard-won insights that have made her a rising star in the business world. Whether it’s landing that first job, navigating the workplace, or making a lasting impact, Ivanka’s valuable, practical advice for young women shows how to: • Use uncertainty to your advantage—thrive in any environment • Step up and get noticed at work—focus and efficiency will open doors • Create a strong and consistent identity—your name and reputation are your best assets • Know what you want—get the most out of any negotiation. Ivanka also taps into the wisdom of today’s leaders, including Arianna Huffington, Russell Simmons, and Cathie Black, with “Bulletins” from her BlackBerry. “We’ve all been dealt a winning hand,” she writes, “and it is up to each of us to play it right and smart.”

Crippled America

How to Make America Great Again

Author: Donald J. Trump

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781501137969


Page: 208

View: 6979

Look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC, are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them? It’s time to bring America back to its rightful owners—the American people. I’m not going to play the same game politicians have been playing for decades—all talk, no action, while special interests and lobbyists dictate our laws. I am shaking up the establishment on both sides of the political aisle because I can’t be bought. I want to bring America back, to make it great and prosperous again, and to be sure we are respected by our allies and feared by our adversaries. It’s time for action. Americans are fed up with politics as usual. And they should be! In this book, I outline my vision to make America great again, including: how to fix our failing economy; how to reform health care so it is more efficient, cost-effective, and doesn’t alienate both doctors and patients; how to rebuild our military and start winning wars—instead of watching our enemies take over—while keeping our promises to our great veterans; how to ensure that our education system offers the resources that allow our students to compete internationally, so tomorrow’s jobseekers have the tools they need to succeed; and how to immediately bring jobs back to America by closing our doors to illegal immigrants, and pressuring businesses to produce their goods at home. This book is my blueprint for how to Make America Great Again. It’s not hard. We just need someone with the courage to say what needs to be said. We won’t find that in Washington, DC.

How to Be a Civil Servant

Author: Martin Stanley

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785900161

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 4568

Although it is seldom recognised as such by the public, the civil service is a profession like any other. The UK civil service employs 400,000 people across the country, with over 20,000 students and graduates applying to enter every year through its fast-stream competition alone. Martin Stanley's seminal How to Be a Civil Servant was the first guidebook to the British civil service ever published. It remains the only comprehensive guide on how civil servants should effectively carry out their duties, hone their communication skills and respond to professional, ethical and technical issues relevant to the job. It addresses such questions as: How do you establish yourself with your minister as a trusted adviser? How should you feed the media so they don’t feed on you? What’s the best way to deal with potential conflicts of interest? This fully updated new edition provides the latest advice, and is a must-read for newly appointed civil servants and for those looking to enter the profession – not to mention students, academics, journalists, politicians and anyone with an interest in the inner workings of the British government.