More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box : Another Fifty Things You Need to Know About British Elections
With a foreword by Isabel Hardman HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED...how people feel about sleeping with the political enemy? ...whether gambling markets are best at predicting political outcomes? ...who Santa Claus would vote for? Then look no further. More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box brings us another collection of concise chapters penned by leading political experts and delving into the fascinating field of electoral politics. Following on from the success of its bestselling predecessor, this illuminating book shines a light on how we vote in Britain and around the world. You'll learn about the shifting landscape of party politics and the perceptions and misconceptions that shape our opinions of our politicians and of each other. You'll learn about the factors informing voter habits - from class, race and gender to the internet and the weather. You'll also learn which political party has the most sexually satisfied supporters. Forget mind-numbing numbers and difficult demographics. This sharp and frequently hilarious volume is fizzing with accessible facts and figures that are more than just conversation starters - they're unexpected insights into the human condition.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 138 x 216 x 29mm | 367g
- 19 Aug 2016
- Biteback Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
"Shrewd, witty, bravura de-bunking. The essential accessory for every political anorak. Each chapter is a cruel and forensic expose of the ill-informed cliches of political reporting. This book must be banned. The country's top political academics do their party pieces: bite-sized brilliant distillations of learning, like conjurers' table magic." - Gary Gibbon, Political Editor, Channel 4 News; "It's like Sgt Pepper but for political geeks." - Stephen Bush, New Statesman Special Correspondent; "A refreshingly accessible book of nuanced, witty insights that will be a welcome salve for those grappling with the current state of British politics." - LSE Review of Books
About Isabel Hardman
Philip Cowley is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University, London . His recent books include The British General Election of 2010 and Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box; Robert Ford is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. His latest book is Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain.