Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 1, 1985)
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This ebook was once first released in 1983. on the grounds that 1945, British politics has been ruled through a two-party procedure. but this has been challenged with the electoral functionality of the 2 significant events declining on account that years in the past while, among them, they secured over ninety-five in line with cent of the preferred vote. the aim of Multi-part Politics and the structure is twofold: first to ascertain the explanations for the expansion of multi-party politics in Britain, secondly to think about its constitutional results. within the first a part of the ebook, Vernon Bogdanor considers the demanding situations to the two-party process and analyses the position of the Liberal-SDP Alliance as a part of that problem. the second one half evaluates the results for British politics of hung parliaments the place nobody social gathering can declare an total majority. Such events are inclined to ensue with expanding frequency if multi-party politics persists. The function of the monarch and the operating of coalition and minority governments are mentioned and the argument is illustrated by way of examples from British historical past and from continental, in particular Scandinavian, event.