Butler and Stokes’Political Change in Britain is reviewed, and criticised for focussing on a notion of electoral change which is singularly restrictive and which, moreover, has been noticeably absent in post‐war Britain compared with other Western democracies. Three other kinds of electoral change, although ignored in the book, are shown to
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David Butler, Donald Stokes Limited preview – 1969. Political change in Britain: the evolution of electoral choice David Butler, Donald E. Stokes Snippet view – 1974.
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The sociological model of voting behaviour, associated with Butler and Stokes, was based on the consistent finding that social class was the most accurate indicator of likely voting intention. In general, working class voters did vote for the Labour Party, and middle class voters voted Conservative.
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…of the American study in Political Change in Britain: Forces Shaping Electoral Choice (1969). They found that political generation (the era in which one was born) and “duration of partisanship” also predict party identification—that is, the length of time one has been a partisan heavily predicts one’s vote.
Do Butler and Stokes Really Explain Political Change in Britain Article in European Journal of Political Research 2(1):47 – 92 · May 2006 with 26 Reads DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6765.1974.tb00748.x
David Butler is Emeritus Professor at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. David ran the first British Election Study survey in 1964 with Professor Donald Stokes. He is viewed by many as the inspiration for the subsequent study of British elections. David is a highly respected colleague and we continue to be grateful for his support of the BES.
If the Butler and Stokes model is now inadequate, how are we to explain party choice at the start of the twenty-first century? The short answer is ‘valence politics’ (Clarke et al. 2004), but the meaning of this is not immediately apparent and requires some explanation.
It was Party Identification all along: Question Order Effects on Reports of Party Identification in Britain ANTHONY HEATH* when Butler and Stokes (1969) first investigated the phenomenon in the British between party identification as a long-term personal attachment to a party, on the one hand, and a current partisan preference, on the
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On Friday February 23rd 2018, Rayford Stokes Butler of Moncks Corner passed away. He was preceded in death by his father Lee Royce Butler and his mother Ollie Mae Butler. He leaves behind a wife Kari Butler. A sister Elizabeth “Betsy” Turner (Mark Turner) children Melody Butler (Brian Clark