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Johns, Robert 1975-

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Works: 9 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 624 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert Johns
The Scottish National Party : transition to power by James Mitchell( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Scottish National Party is a study of the SNP immediately after it came to power in May 2007. It is based on a survey of the entire membership and elite interviews with over 80 senior party figures. Discussion is located within the appropriate literatures and comparisons are drawn with other British parties. The image of the SNP as a youthful party, with a decentralized social movement-type organization is challenged. The party is much older and much more male than had previously been thought and appears more like other conventional parties than its past image suggested. Its increased membership in recent years holds few clues as to how to re-engage youth, as even these recent joiners are predominantly older people, often former members returning to the party. The study questions the value of the civic-ethnic dichotomy in understanding nationalism. SNP members, it argues, acknowledge different ways--civic and ethnic, with the emphasis very much on civic--of defining who is Scottish. The picture emerges of a coherent left-of-centre party that accepts the pragmatism of its leadership. While independence remains the key motivation for joining and being active, a sizeable minority see the party as a means of furthering Scottish interests. The idea of independence is examined in elite interviews and found, again, to be understood more pragmatically than many commentators have suggested."--Jacket
Elections and voters in Britain by D. T Denver( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of the British electorate over the post-war period, focusing in particular on recent elections
Voting for a Scottish government : the Scottish Parliament election of 2007( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will be required reading for anyone interested in, involved in, teaching or studying Scottish politics. It will also be an important text for those concerned with UK politics in general and it will attract particular interest among students of elections, both in the UK and internationally
Takeover : explaining the extraordinary rise of the SNP by Robert Johns( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, two established SNP-watchers explain how the party achieved power in Scottish politics and subsequently gaining power at Westminster. Examining the backgrounds and motivations of the party's leaders, activists, and voters, Johns and Mitchell draw a detailed portrait of the SNP today and debunk several myths along the way
The rise of the SNP : explaining the extraordinary success of the Scottish National Party by Robert Johns( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, two established SNP-watchers explain how the party achieved power in Scottish politics and subsequently gaining power at Westminster. Examining the backgrounds and motivations of the party's leaders, activists, and voters, Johns and Mitchell draw a detailed portrait of the SNP today and debunk several myths along the way
More Scottish than British : the 2011 Scottish Parliament election by Christopher J Carman( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the aid of the most extensive and comprehensive survey data extracted from voters during the 2011 Scottish General, this book analyses the reasons behind why the SNP not only retained their mandate from the people to govern Scotland but further succeeded in winning a resounding majority in the Scottish Parliament. In tackling this overarching question other complex issues are also explored such as whether a pre-occupation with events at Westminster confined the Scottish Elections to the realm of 'second-order' elections? What impact the financial crisis had on elected a parliament that in reality has little economic power? The volume also has a broader appeal to devolved parliamentary elections more broadly by exploring what matters to voters when they cast their ballots for their national parliament in a complex, multi-level Political system. Examining performance evaluations, party loyalties and constitutional preferences, the authors show that Scottish elections are increasingly Scottish affairs, where voters are concerned with government competence - in domestic matters and in managing relations with Westminster"--Provided by publisher
The validity of Likert attitude measurement : using cognitive psychology to design question formats by Robert Johns( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coalitions of the willing? International backing and British public support for military action( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Studies of public support for war highlight the importance of context. Most people do not simply support or oppose the use of force but instead assess its merits depending on various aspects of the situation. One such aspect is the extent of international backing – whether from individual states or supranational organizations – for military action. This backing may be active, notably through the contribution of troops, or more a passive matter of endorsement or authorization of action. In this article, a survey experiment embedded in a major internet survey of British foreign policy attitudes (N = 2, 205) is used to explore how international backing affects public support for military action. Britain's military potential and recent history make it an obvious case study here. Both active and endorsement backing prove to have separate and significant positive effects on support. Importantly, the absolute number of troops involved matters far less than the proportion of total troop numbers to be contributed. And the perceived strength of the enemy predicts support only when the British are to contribute a large proportion of total forces. Predispositional variables are used to investigate the sources of the experimental effects but with little success: the impact of international backing proves remarkably consistent across the sample
R2P from below: Does the British Public View Humanitarian Interventions as Ethical and Effective? by Graeme A.M Davies( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Voting for a Scottish government : the Scottish Parliament election of 2007
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Alternative Names
Johns, Rob.

Johns, Rob 1975-

Johns, Robert Alexander.

Languages
English (42)