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King, Anthony 1934-

Overview
Works: 75 works in 335 publications in 2 languages and 12,881 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other, Adapter, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: JK1717, 320.973
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Most widely held works by Anthony King
The New American political system by Antony King ( Book )
34 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Both ends of the avenue : the presidency, the executive branch, and Congress in the 1980s ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British Prime Minister: a reader by Anthony King ( Book )
30 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New labour triumphs Britain at the polls ( )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The founding fathers v. the people paradoxes of American democracy by Anthony King ( )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Main description: The founding fathers emphasized a system in which 0the people0 were allowed to play only a limited role. Radical democrats insisted that the people, and only the people, should rule. Anthony King shows how this initial conflict has played out in the turmoil of our nation's public life, and he offers a way to address it
Leaders' personalities and the outcomes of democratic elections by Anthony King ( )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examining the importance, or non-importance, of the personalities of political leaders in determining the outcomes of democratic elections, this book argues that relatively few voters are swayed by candidates' personal characteristics
Running scared : why America's politicians campaign too much and govern too little by Anthony King ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this penetrating and provocative look at the American political scene, Britain's most famous political scientist, Anthony King, casts a friendly eye across the ocean to point out something we take for granted at our peril: we have more elections, more often, than any other country on the planet. There is no year in the United States - ever - when a major statewide election is not being held somewhere. More money, time and effort are devoted to American elections than to most countries' major industries. As a result, American politicians are extraordinarily vulnerable. They single-mindedly worry about their electoral futures to the point of "hyperdemocracy": in essence, the American system is too democratic. Our term of office for members of the House is the shortest on Earth. We are virtually the only country where most incumbents regularly face primary challenges. Indeed, we are alone in having any direct primaries at all. In Running Scared, the history, causes and consequences of American hyperdemocracy are all examined in engaging detail. But what to do? King makes a number of wise suggestions: lengthening terms, eliminating off-year elections, reducing primary challenges and, in general, adopting a division-of-labor democracy wherein the people evaluate a politician on overall performance instead of directing his every move. King appreciates America's many strengths - but he warns that until the subject of hyperdemocracy can be honestly faced, our deep political malaise will only continue
The British General Election of 1966 by David Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British general election of 1964 by David Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britain says yes : the 1975 referendum on the Common Market by Anthony King ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British politics: people, parties, and Parliament by Anthony King ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SDP : the birth, life and death of the Social Democratic Party by Ivor Crewe ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Launched on a wave of euphoria in 1981, the SDP aroused the hopes and enthusiasm of millions of people. Promising to break the mould of British politics, its leaders included four of the most respected figures in British public life - Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers. But the SDP failed. Despite winning, with the Liberals, a quarter of the vote in two general elections, by the autumn of 1987 it had disintegrated amidst acrimony and bitter infighting. This book, based on unprecedented access to the SDP's archive, analyses in detail the reasons for its early success and its ultimate demise
The British Constitution by Anthony King ( Book )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the latter part of the nineteenth century Walter Bagehot wrote a classic account of the British constitution as it had developed during Queen Victoria's reign. He argued that the late Victorian constitution was not at all what people thought it was. Anthony King argues that the same is true at the beginning of this century. Most people are aware that major constitutional changes have taken place, but few recognize that their cumulative effect has been to change entirely the nature of Britain's constitutional structure. The old constitution has gone. The author insists that the new constitution is a mess, but one that we can make the best of. The British Constitution is neither a reference book nor a textbook. Like Bagehot's classic, it is written with wit and mordant humour-by someone who is a journalist and political commentator as well as a distinguished academic. The author maintains that, while the new British constitution is a mess, there is no going back now. 'As always', he says, 'nostalgia is a good companion but a bad guide.' Far from shying away from the thorniest issues facing the British polity today, the author grapples with them head on. He offers a trenchant analysis of the increasingly divergent relationship between England, Scotland and Wales in the light of devolution and a devastating critique of an all-elected House of Lords, whose benches, the author fears, risk being adorned by 'a miscellaneous assemblage of party hacks, political careerists, clapped-out retired or defeated MPs, has-beens, never-were's and never-could-possibly-be's'"--Jacket
Britain at the polls, 1992 by Anthony King ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How could an incumbent party, saddled with a controversial leader, whose personal unpopularity was reaching new lows, manage to engineer an electoral victory in the face of a painful and persistent economic recession? After nearly a generation in power, where did the Conservatives find the political will to shed the cumbersome mantle of Thatcherism and defeat the combined challenges of a rejuvenated Labour party and a newly energised centre party? Why did the voters in Britain, in defiance both of conventional wisdom and of most pollsters, choose to cap a long and remarkably volatile campaign season by awarding to the party of cold competence an unprecedented fourth consecutive Parliamentary majority? And how is this extraordinary electoral mandate likely to affect future prospects for the competitive two-party system of governance that has characterised politics in Britain since the end of World War II? In Britain at the Polls, 1992, Anthony King leads a number of prominent political scientists whose analyses of the most recent general election serve to put both the process and the results into a broad context of contemporary politics. The discussion begins with IVOR CREWE's perceptive evaluation of the immediate electoral impact of Margaret Thatcher's personality and policies and the ironic dimensions of her economic, social, and cultural legacies. The fifteen-year reign of the "Iron Lady" and her abrupt replacement by John Major wrought distinct changes in the Conservative party, as PHILIP NORTON explains in tracing the evolution of the dominant governing faction from 1979 to the present. PATRICK SEYD examines the process of reappraisal and realignment that transformed Labour, during more than a decade out of power, into a strong, if ultimately unsuccessful, challenger for control of the national political agenda. The centre itself saw great upheaval during the Thatcher era, and DAVID DENVER explores the developmental progress from the old Liberal party, through the fractious Alliance period between campaigns, to the Liberal Democrats of 1992. KENNETH NEWTON dissects the long campaign, exposing Labour's attempts to reshape its popular image of benevolent incompetence and the Conservatives' strategy to deflect public attention from the spectre of recession. The unexpected Conservative victory made losers not only of their opposition challengers, but of the pollsters who had predicted with near unanimity at least a hung Parliament, and DAVID SANDERS's breakdown of the electoral results identifies the forces behind the dramatic reversal of fortunes in the campaign's closing days. The prospects for the future of the British political system under one-party dominance inspire ANTHONY KING's summary consideration of the probably historic repercussions of the April election. Bringing together the timely judgements of a distinguished company of political analysts, Britain at the Polls, 1992 thus creates a valuable perspective for understanding just what happened and why in this most unpredictable campaign and for looking ahead to what its results may mean for the political landscape of the next century
Britain at the polls, 2001 by Anthony King ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Continuing a tradition of excellence in postelection analysis, Anthony King leads a distinguished team of political experts to provide a "first-cut" explanation of the election outcome with reflections on long-term consequences. In addition, a broad and detailed description of Tony Blair's first term is provided with accounts of the key developments within each of the major political parties since 1997."--BOOK JACKET
British political opinion, 1937-2000 : the Gallup polls by Anthony King ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work, leading political academic Robert Wybrow dissects the Gallup polls published since 1937 to determine shifts in political opinion over more than half a century. Using the Gallup polling data, they analyze both political and social issues in a format packed with facts and figures
British members of Parliament : a self-portrait by Anthony King ( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Does the United Kingdom still have a constitution? by Anthony King ( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Roman west in the third century : contributions from archaeology and history ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britain at the polls 2005 ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Britain at the Polls, 2005" will continue the tradition of previous volumes in providing incisive, insightful, and timely assessment of the recent elections in the United Kingdom. John Bartle joins Anthony King to bring together a group of eminent political experts who offer a measured examination of the state of public opinion, the health of the party system, coverage by the media, and Britain's relationship with the European Union. Contributors also give a special focus to the impact of broader social, economic, and political developments affecting the elections in May. Contributors include Nick Allen, John Bartle, Ivor Crewe, Anthony King, David McKay, Iain McLean, Philip Norton, and Thomas Quinn. Provides insightful assessment of elections in the United Kingdom. The authors bring together a group of eminent political experts who offer a measured examination of the state of public opinion, the health of the party system, coverage by the media, and Britain's relationship with the European Union
 
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Alternative Names
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King, Anthony S.
King, Anthony Stephen.
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English (245)
Spanish (2)
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