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Coalition Britain The UK Election of 2010 by Roberto Bertinetti, Patrick Dunleavy

Coalition Britain The UK Election of 2010


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Coalition Britain The UK Election of 2010 by Roberto Bertinetti, Patrick Dunleavy

The 2010 election has transformed the British political landscape, ushering in a coalition government for the first time since the Second World War, and breaking up the UK's traditional pattern of two-party dominance. This book analyses the implications of this turning point in British history, looking beyond the sound and fury of the election campaign in search of the deeper causes and long-term consequences of the 2010 poll. As well as assessing the reasons for Labour's defeat and the Conservatives' failure to win the election outright, the book also addresses the impact of the global financial crisis and the problems facing the British economy one decade into the new century. This volume will be of interest both to academic specialists, students and the interested general reader seeking insights into the rapidly changing British political scene.


This is an excellent book and will be of signficant value to academics and students of British party politics. It provides a thoughtful and interesting evaluation of the Coalition, its influences and the circumstances that led up to its formation. (Andrew Scott Crines, University of Leeds, Political Studies Review, May 2014) -- .

About the Author

Gianfranco Baldini is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna Jonathan Hopkin is Reader in British and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science

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Publication date

1st May 2012


Roberto Bertinetti, Patrick Dunleavy

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Manchester University Press


208 pages


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