RATIONAL CHOICE AND THE VICTORIAN VOTER
UNSPECIFIED. (1992) RATIONAL CHOICE AND THE VICTORIAN VOTER. POLITICAL STUDIES, 40 (3). pp. 496-515. ISSN 0032-3217Full text not available from this repository.
Recent work on the relationship between politicians and voters in Victorian Britain is surveyed, with particular attention to the administrations of Peel and Gladstone. It is shown that rational-choice interpretations of behaviour may be more powerful than traditional Namierite or structuralist approaches. But mainstream rational choice alone is too thin to explain why Peel repealed the Corn Laws or why Gladstone tried to give Home Rule to Ireland.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||POLITICAL STUDIES|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 496-515|
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