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Elections

When is a Fixed Term not a Fixed Term? Part II

The post made by Patrick Dunleavy on the LSE blog a few days ago suggesting that the current Parliament would not last until 2015 has caused a flurry of responses on the LSE blog that I thought I would share with you.

First of all Mark Pack has suggested an early election will only serve to turn Ed Miliband into a plausible PM- not only are his views on Fixed Terms interesting but also his views on the qualities required in a leader/ his examples of those with the right skills e.g. Blair and those lacking e.g. Hague and Foot.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/2012/02/22/no-election-2014/

The second piece agrees with the analysis of Dunleavy in the original post and uses duration analysis to support it. This sort of statistical analysis is something we don’t have a great deal of opportunity to look at in class, but if you go on to do politics at university the notion of modelling information will become more important.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/2012/02/23/coalition-termination-hanretty/

 

 

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