The “hollowed-out election,” or where did all the policy go?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594874
Title:
The “hollowed-out election,” or where did all the policy go?
Authors:
Gaber, Ivor
Abstract:
An increasing emphasis on personalities, at the expense of party policies, is a trend that has been apparent in UK General Elections for the past two decades. However, the 2010 election saw that trend reach new heights in what is here described as a “hollowed out” election. This article, based on research that investigates the news agendas of the parties and contrasts these with those of the media and the public, seeks to demonstrate the extent to which, with the exception of generalized debate about the state of the economy, there was an almost total absence of policy discussion by the parties and the media during the 2010 campaign. This is attributed to three factors: the impact of the first-ever leaders' televised debates, ideological convergence between the parties, and the fact that the two issues of greatest concern to the public—government spending cuts and immigration—were issues that the parties felt were “too hot to handle.”
Citation:
Gaber, I. (2013) 'The “Hollowed-Out Election,” or Where Did All the Policy Go?' Journal of Political Marketing 12 (2-3):211
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Political Marketing
Issue Date:
Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594874
DOI:
10.1080/15377857.2013.781449
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15377857.2013.781449
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1537-7857; 1537-7865
Appears in Collections:
Journalism

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGaber, Ivoren
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T12:13:08Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-26T12:13:08Zen
dc.date.issued2013-04en
dc.identifier.citationGaber, I. (2013) 'The “Hollowed-Out Election,” or Where Did All the Policy Go?' Journal of Political Marketing 12 (2-3):211en
dc.identifier.issn1537-7857en
dc.identifier.issn1537-7865en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15377857.2013.781449en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594874en
dc.description.abstractAn increasing emphasis on personalities, at the expense of party policies, is a trend that has been apparent in UK General Elections for the past two decades. However, the 2010 election saw that trend reach new heights in what is here described as a “hollowed out” election. This article, based on research that investigates the news agendas of the parties and contrasts these with those of the media and the public, seeks to demonstrate the extent to which, with the exception of generalized debate about the state of the economy, there was an almost total absence of policy discussion by the parties and the media during the 2010 campaign. This is attributed to three factors: the impact of the first-ever leaders' televised debates, ideological convergence between the parties, and the fact that the two issues of greatest concern to the public—government spending cuts and immigration—were issues that the parties felt were “too hot to handle.”en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15377857.2013.781449en
dc.subjectelectionsen
dc.subjectpolitical campaigningen
dc.subjectnews agendasen
dc.subjectpolicy debatesen
dc.subjectleadersen
dc.titleThe “hollowed-out election,” or where did all the policy go?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Political Marketingen
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