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Diversity, density and turnout: The effect of neighbourhood ethno-religious composition on voter turnout in Britain
Abstract Political scientists and sociologists on both sides of the Atlantic have made various, sometimes contradictory claims, about the impact of ethnic, racial and religious diversity, segregationExpand
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Strategic Eurosceptics and polite xenophobes: Support for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in the 2009 European Parliament elections
While Euroscepticism is the most important driver of United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) support, other attitudinal drivers – namely dissatisfaction towards mainstream parties and xenophobia –Expand
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Does diversity damage social capital? A comparative study of neighbourhood diversity and social capital in the US and Britain
Abstract. A number of scholars have noted a negative relationship between ethnic diversityand social capital or social trust, especially in the US. Evidence from other countries has beenmore mixedExpand
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Members are Not the Only Fruit: Volunteer Activity in British Political Parties at the 2010 General Election
Research Highlights and Abstract This article shows: The importance of non-party members (supporters) in election campaigns. Party evolution rather than self-evident decline. How parties cope withExpand
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Anti-immigrant, politically disaffected or still racist after all? Examining the attitudinal drivers of extreme right support in Britain in the 2009 European elections
The elections to the European Parliament (EP) held in June 2009 marked a breakthrough for the extreme right British National Party (BNP), while in other European states extreme right parties (ERPs)Expand
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The Companion Effect: Household and Local Context and the Turnout of Young People
Models of youth turnout often neglect the importance of the household and local context. Drawing on theories of socialization, contextual effects, and voting as habit, we offer an account of why someExpand
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What small spatial scales are relevant as electoral contexts for individual voters
For many years, scholars of voting behavior have been thwarted in their attempts to identify micro spatial variations in turnout by data limitations. This has meant that most analyses have beenExpand
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Do impersonal mobilisation methods work? Evidence from a nationwide Get - Out -The - Vote experiment in England
While face-to-face mobilisation has a demonstrable effect on voter turnout, a series of field experiments show that impersonal methods, such as telephoning and direct mail, are less effective. ThisExpand
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The Effectiveness of Local Party Campaigns in 2005: Combining Evidence from Campaign Spending and Agent Survey Data
Recently there has been a renewed interest in the role of local campaigns and their effectiveness on increasing turnout and support for political parties. However, there is a long-standing debateExpand
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Is Voting Habit Forming? The Longitudinal Impact of a GOTV Campaign in the UK
Abstract This paper examines whether voters mobilized by a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign continue to turn out in a subsequent election. It thereby tests the extent to which they gain the habit ofExpand
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