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Why don’t people vote? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Why don’t people vote? You asked Google – here’s the answer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Instead of asking why people don’t vote, we might ask why anyone bothers in the first place. Given that the likelihood of any election being decided by a single vote is so small, it makes little or no sense

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Insights into our reasons why we vote (or not) by ESRC-funded researcher Tim Bale who leads the Party Members Project (PMP)

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Do we really become more conservative with age?

Do we really become more conservative with age? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The accepted wisdom is that the young are more radical than the old. But is this true, and if it is, why should our politics change with the years?

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Parties target older voters at expense of young, says Labor's Sadiq Khan

Parties target older voters at expense of young, says Labor's Sadiq Khan | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Shadow justice secretary says campaign managers for all major parties focus on older voters who are more likely to vote

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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Political parties are in need of friends

Political parties are in need of friends | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour’s problem is that many of the voters lost in 2010 have now moved on to UKIP (propelled more by immigration than Europe), rather than being won back.
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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Grim prediction for Lib Dems makes new coalition less likely

Clegg’s MPs are not as popular as they think - study suggests fewer than 20 will survive election

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Article cites a study that analysed early data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Plymouth Tory MP could be ousted at General Election say city academics

Plymouth Tory MP could be ousted at General Election say city academics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

POLITICAL experts told an ensemble of Plymothians and students that Labour could be set to oust one of the city’s Tory MPs in the General Election thanks to national trends conspiring in their favour.

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Report profiles the ESRC Festival of Social Science event in Plymouth on 4 November.

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'Trust me' - Labour and the Conservatives have laid out their plans to help squeezed Britons

As Britain’s party-conference season nears its end it is clear that the economy will dominate campaigning ahead of the May 2015 general election.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Fact Check: Do Ed Miliband's Claims Stack Up?

Fact Check: Do Ed Miliband's Claims Stack Up? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband has set out his six goals for Britain's future in his speech to the Labour conference. So how do some of his claims fare under closer scrutiny?

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Artilce cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Net migration to UK soars by 39 per cent to 243,000

Net migration to UK soars by 39 per cent to 243,000 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Net migration to Britain has surged by 68,000 in the past year to 243,000, despite promises to reduce the figure to below 100,000 by next May's general election.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Uncertainty a Year On From Zanu-PF's Election Victory

Amidst deep political frictions, Zimbabwe has found itself confronted by various economic challenges and contradictions.

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Author, Ian Scoones is Co-Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre


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