‘People Who Talk Together Vote Together’: An Exploration of Contextual Effects in Great Britain

  title={‘People Who Talk Together Vote Together’: An Exploration of Contextual Effects in Great Britain},
  author={Charles Pattie and Ron Johnston},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={41 - 66}
  • C. Pattie, R. Johnston
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Economics
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
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