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Electoral competition, issue salience and public policy for disabled people: Westminster and regional UK elections 1945-2011

Chaney, Paul 2013. Electoral competition, issue salience and public policy for disabled people: Westminster and regional UK elections 1945-2011. Parliamentary Affairs 66 (2) , pp. 364-383. 10.1093/pa/gsr062

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Abstract

This paper explores the issue salience of social welfare for disabled people in electoral politics with reference to party manifestos in Westminster and regional elections in the UK. Innovative aspects include mixed methods analysis of multi-tier elections on a cross-cutting issue. The findings reveal an initial post-war clinical-medical approach to welfare and the subsequent emergence of a policy discourse of rights, legal protection and equality as part of growing electoral competition over policy aimed at disabled people. It is argued that the formative role played by party manifestos needs to be incorporated into contemporary study of the politics of disability.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0031-2290
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:18
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/58360

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