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King, Anthony 1934-2017

Works: 89 works in 473 publications in 2 languages and 15,521 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, ed, Adapter, Honoree
Classifications: JK1717, 320.973
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Most widely held works by Anthony King
Leaders' personalities and the outcomes of democratic elections by Anthony King( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study by eminent scholars on both sides of the Atlantic suggests that the conventional wisdom is wrong. Survey research conducted in recent decades indicates that relatively few voters are swayed by candidates' personal characteristics. Far more important are voters' long-standing party loyalties, their views on issues, and their judgments of how well or badly presidents and parties have performed - or will perform - in office. The votes of even the few electors who are swayed by candidates' personalities usually cancel each other out." "The implications of the authors' analyses are profound. They suggest that modern democratic politics is not nearly as candidate-centered and personality-oriented as is often supposed. They also suggest that parties' policies and their performance in office usually count for more than the men and women they choose as their leaders. Not least, the authors suggest that the efforts of political consultants, advertising agencies, and spin-doctors are often misdirected."--Jacket
The founding fathers v. the people : paradoxes of American democracy by Anthony King( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founding fathers emphasized a system in which "the people" 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
New labour triumphs : Britain at the polls( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the 1997 British elections, reporting the entire story. The contributors offer accounts of the new government of the United Kingdom, tallying election results, reflecting on the New Labour Party, the Conservatives' changed role, the Scottish elections and summing up the "new electoral battleground"
The New American political system( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both ends of the avenue : the presidency, the executive branch, and Congress in the 1980s by Anthony King( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Constitution by Anthony King( )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 820 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
The blunders of our governments by Anthony King( )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gross mistake; an error due to stupidity or carelessness. There are a handful of cock-ups that we remember all too well, from the poll tax to the Millennium Dome. However, the list is longer than most of us realize - and it's growing. With unrivalled political savvy and a keen sense of irony, distinguished political scientists Anthony King and Ivor Crewe open our eyes to the worst government horror stories and explain why the British political system is quite so prone to appalling mistakes. You will discover why: The government wasted up to GBP20 billion pounds in a failed scheme to update London's Underground system. Tens of thousands of single mothers were left in poverty without financial support from absent fathers. Tony Blair committed the NHS to the biggest civilian IT project the world has ever seen, despite knowing next to nothing about computing. The Assets Recovery Agency cost far more to run than it ever clawed back from the proceeds of organised crime. The Coalition government is at least as blunder-prone as any of its predecessors. Groupthink, constantly rotating ministers and a weak parliament all contribute to wasted billions and illogical policy. But, it doesn't have to be this way. Informed by years of research and interviews with senior cabinet ministers and civil servants, this razor-sharp diagnosis of flawed government is required reading for every UK citizen. With its spirited prescriptions for more fool-proof policymaking, it will prove to be one of the most important political books of the decade
Running scared : why America's politicians campaign too much and govern too little by Anthony King( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 724 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 New American political system by Anthony King( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything is new in this second version of AEI's all-time best seller, which brings coverage of the vital trends in American political life up to the present. This volume includes chapters by distinguished new contributors - James W. Ceaser on political parties, Charles O. Jones on the presidency, Richard P. Nathan on federalism, Nelson W. Polsby on Congress, Robert H. Salisbury on interest groups, Martin P. Wattenberg on the electorate, and Aaron Wildavsky on rival cultures. Martin Shapiro gives his insights into the Supreme Court, and Austin Ranney discusses broadcasting and the new politics. The editor of the volume, Anthony King, provides an overview
The British General Election of 1966 by David Butler( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British general election of 1964 by David Butler( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Prime Minister by Anthony King( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SDP : the birth, life and death of the Social Democratic Party by Ivor Crewe( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 581 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
Britain says yes : the 1975 referendum on the Common Market by Anthony King( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the John Holmes Library collection
British politics: people, parties, and Parliament by Anthony King( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and Spanish and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Prime Minister: a reader by Anthony King( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain at the polls, 1992 by Anthony King( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 412 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 )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the 2001 British general election was possibly one of the dullest in recent history, uninteresting it was not. One notable outcome was that for the first time a Labour government was returned to power for a second term. That Labour achieved a handsome victory when Tony Blair's government was neither popular nor well respected is further cause for explanation. Finally, voter turnout in 2001 was at a record low, and this fact alone marks out the 2001 election from every other general election since the war."
British political opinion, 1937-2000 : the Gallup polls by Anthony King( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British Political Opinion 1937-2000 is the most comprehensive record of polling ever published, giving the results of Gallup polls on an extraordinarily wide spectrum of matters. There is the core question: If there were a general election tomorrow, which party would you vote for? There are assessments of the performance of individual politicians and gauges of public opinion on the main events of the period - from the Second World War to Kosovo. And there are measures of public attitudes towards the other big issues which simply never go away, such as Britain's role in Europe and the future of the Monarchy."--Jacket
British members of Parliament : a self-portrait by Anthony King( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Leaders' personalities and the outcomes of democratic elections
New labour triumphs : Britain at the pollsThe British ConstitutionRunning scared : why America's politicians campaign too much and govern too littleThe New American political systemThe British General Election of 1966The British Prime MinisterSDP : the birth, life and death of the Social Democratic PartyBritain at the polls, 2001British political opinion, 1937-2000 : the Gallup polls
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