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UK General Election

General Election
As the 2015 UK General Election approaches, the Social Sciences team have put together a collection of discounted books, free journal articles, and free content from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography that relate to past general elections, the electoral process, and key issues which the political parties have addressed in their manifestos. Prepare for voting and stay informed with this collection, which will be discounted or free to read online until the end of May 2015.


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Parliamentary Affairs

‘Britain's First Live Televised Party Leaders Debate’
Andrew Chadwick

‘So what went wrong with the Electoral System? The 2010 Election Result and the Debate about Electoral Reform’
John Curtice

What the UK General Elections of 2005/10 Tell Us about the Demand for Manifestos (and the Other Way Round)
T. Däubler

Should 16-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote in Westminster Elections? Public Opinion and Electoral Franchise Reform
Sarah Birch, Harold D. Clarke, and Paul Whiteley

‘I Went with What I Always Do …’: A Qualitative Analysis of ‘Cleggmania’ and Vote Choice in the 2010 British General Election
Edzia Carvalho and Kristi Winters

The First Time is (Mostly) the Charm: Special Advisers as Parliamentary Candidates and Members of Parliament
Max Goplerud

If Opposition is an Art, is Ed Miliband an Artist? A Framework for Evaluating Leaders of the Opposition
Tim Bale

The Spill-Over and Displacement Effects of Implementing Election Administration Reforms: Introducing Individual Electoral Registration in Britain
Toby S. James


Oxford Review of Economic Policy

Aggregate fiscal policy under the Labour government, 1997–2010
Simon Wren-Lewis

The economic record of the 1997–2010 Labour government: an assessment
David Cobham, Christopher Adam and Ken Mayhew

Productivity under the 1997–2010 Labour government
John Van Reenen


Twentieth Century British History

The Conservative Party and Defeat: the Significance of Resale Price Maintenance for the General Election of 1964
Richard Findley

Conservative Reunion and the General Election of 1923
Robert Self



Past and Present

Campaign Rituals and Ceremonies: The Social Meaning of Elections in England 1780-1860
Frank O'Gorman





Journal of Public Health

What kinds of policies to reduce health inequalities in the UK do researchers support?
Katherine E. Smith and Mor Kandlik Eltanani

Smoking patterns in Great Britain: the rise of cheap cigarette brands and roll your own (RYO) tobacco
Anna B. Gilmore, Behrooz Tavakoly, Rosemary Hiscock, and Gordon Taylor


Medical Law Review   

From Hippocrates to Commodities: Three Models of NHS Governance
Christopher Newdick      

Back to the Future? Lessons on the Pro-Competitive Regulation of Health Services
Lindsay Stirton


Free content from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

View our interactive portrait gallery and enjoy reading about a selection of previous Prime Ministers with FREE access to their profiles on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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