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Voting in the 1997 Scottish and Welsh devolution referendums: Information, interests and opinions.

Denver, David T. (2002) Voting in the 1997 Scottish and Welsh devolution referendums: Information, interests and opinions. European Journal of Political Research, 41 (6). pp. 827-843. ISSN 0304-4130

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Abstract

The rarity of referendums in the United Kingdom makes them unusual events for voters, parties and students of voting behaviour. The 1997 devolution referendums in Scotland and Wales were highly significant since they led to major constitutional changes. In the novel circumstances of a referendum, political parties and the media played an important role in providing voters with information to guide their voting decisions. Longstanding identities and opinions relating to the pros and cons of the issue involved and attitudes towards the government influenced voting. Reassuringly, opinions about the effects of devolution were highly influential.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Political Research
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Politics and International Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 3191
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2008 09:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:03
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3191

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