11th volume in the longstanding Political Communications series launched in 1979
Provides both practitioner and academic commentaries on the 2019 British General Election
Seeks to understand the relationships between the parties, media and voting public
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Table of contents (21 chapters)
About this book
Political Communication in Britain offers unique insights from various members of the party, media, and polling organizations that contested, reported, and analysed the 2019 British General Election, as well as leading academic experts who have researched the campaign.Following an essay by Sir John Curtice exploring how the critical issue of Brexit influenced the election, the opening part of this volume features insiders discussing their respective parties’ operations, including their successes and disappointments. This section also includes expert examinations of Boris Johnson’s ‘oven ready deal’ as well as the digital advertising and controversial public relations efforts that helped promote it. The middle part of the book considers the media, with chapters from the BBC, Sky News, and regulator Ofcom, along with analyses of the pro-Conservative press, digital-only platforms, and the more left-leaning alternative news sites. The closing section of the volume turns to public attitudes, with experts, including leading pollsters, exploring how these contributed to the Conservatives’ victory. Dedicated chapters also place opinion research in broader context through examining the historical role of the exit poll, and the changing reception and reporting of polls both online and in print. Political Communication in Britain provides readers with an indispensable guide to the 2019 General Election from several of those most intimately involved in the campaign.
- British Politics
- British General Election 2019
- Political Campaigning
- Boris Johnson
- Jeremy Corbyn
- European Union
– Rosie Campbell, Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and Professor of Politics, King’s College London, UK
“The Political Communication series is well-established as one of the ‘must reads’ about each British General Election. This latest version has assembled a stellar team to explore the 2019 general election from almost every possible angle. We will all find much in this book to tell us things that we didn’t know about that election - and to challenge much of what we thought we did know.”
– Roger Awan-Scully, Chair of the Political Studies Association of the UK
“An indispensable collection of essays that tells the story of how Boris Johnson snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for the Conservatives and how Labour and Liberal Democrats contrived the opposite. This richly textured account of an election that set the future course of Britain outside Europe reflects a diversity of both scholarly analysis and direct observation from a distinguished assembly of scholars, journalists, politicians, party officials, and pollsters.”
– Sir Ivor Crewe, , Honorary Fellow and former Master of University College, Oxford, UK
Editors and Affiliations
Social Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
King's College London, London, UK
Ipsos (United Kingdom), London, UK
About the editors
Dominic Wring is Professor of Political Communication at Loughborough University, UK.
Roger Mortimore is Professor of Public Opinion and Political Analysis at King’s College London, UK, and Director of Political Analysis at Ipsos MORI.
Simon Atkinson is Chief Knowledge Officer at Ipsos.
Book Title: Political Communication in Britain
Book Subtitle: Campaigning, Media and Polling in the 2019 General Election
Editors: Dominic Wring, Roger Mortimore, Simon Atkinson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-81405-2Published: 02 December 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-81406-9Published: 01 December 2021
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XX, 325
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
Topics: Electoral Politics, Political Communication, European Politics