And just in time for Christmas!
UK Election Analysis 2019: Media, Voters and the Campaign, edited by Daniel Jackson, Einar Thorsen, Darren Lilleker and Nathalie Weidhase.
Featuring 85 contributions from over 100 leading academics and emerging scholars, this free publication captures the immediate thoughts, reflections and early research insights on the 2019 UK General Election from the cutting edge of media and politics research.
Published just 10 days after the election, these contributions are short and accessible. Authors provide authoritative analysis of the campaign, including research findings or new theoretical insights; to bring readers original ways of understanding the election and its consequences. Contributions also bring a rich range of disciplinary influences, from political science to cultural studies, journalism studies to geography.
The publication is available as a free downloadable PDF, as a website and as a paperback report.
Website URL: http://www.electionanalysis.uk
Direct PDF download: http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33165/7/UKElectionAnalysis2019_Jackson-Thorsen-Lilleker-and-Weidhase_v1.pdf
Thanks to all of our contributors and production staff who helped make the quick turnaround possible. We hope it makes for a vibrant and engaging read!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Truth, Lies and Civic Culture
1. Delusions of democracy
2. What’s the election communication system like now?
3. The rules of the campaign found wanting
4. Sorry, not sorry: hubris, hate and the politics of shame
5. The “coarsening” of campaigns
Dan Stevens, Susan Banducci, Laszlo Horvath and André Krouwel
6. Online hate and the “nasty” election
Helen Margetts and Bertie Vidgen
7. GE2019 was not a Brexit election: trust and credibility, anti-politics and populism
8. The online public shaming of political candidates in the 2019 General Election
9. Strategic lying: the new game in town
10. Fact-checkers’ attempts to check rhetorical slogans and misinformation
11. The election where British fourth estate journalism moved closer to extinction
12. Rethinking impartiality in an age of political disinformation
13. Fake news, emotions, and social media
Karin Wahl Jorgensen
14. Unleashing optimism in an age of anxiety
Voters, Polls and Results
15. Boris’s missing women
16. An expected surprise? An evaluation of polls and seat forecasts during the campaign.
Matt Wall and Jack Tudor
17. Unprecedented interest or more of the same? Turnout in the 2019 election
Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie
18. Cartographic perspectives of the 2019 General Election
19. Tactical voting advice sites
20. Another election, another disappointment: Young people vote left and are left behind at GE2019
James Sloam and Matt Henn
21. Divided we fall: Was Nigel Farage the kingmaker of the Johnson victory?
22. A renewed electoral pitch for independence in Wales
23. “It’s the constitution, eejit”: Scotland and the agenda wars
24. Gender takes to the shade in Scotland
25. The election in Northern Ireland: A route back to Stormont?
26. ‘Remain alliance’ win the BBC Northern Ireland Leaders’ debate (online at least)
Parties and the Campaign
27. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something EU
28. ‘Weak and wobbly’ to ‘get Brexit done’: 2019 and Conservative campaigns
29. Conservative victories in Labour heartlands in the 2019 General Election
30. Corbyn and Johnson’s strategic narratives on the campaign trail
Pawel Surowiec, Victoria Copeland and Nathan Olsen
31. More Blimp, less Gandhi: the Corbyn problem
32. The Media and the Manifestos: why 2019 wasn’t 2017 redux for the Labour party
33. Down a slippery rope… is Britain joining the global trends towards right-wing populism?
34. The Brexit Party’s impact – if any
35. Farage: Losing the battle to win the war
36. Party election broadcasts … Actually?
37. GE 2019: lessons for political branding
38. The postmodern election
Policy and Strategy
39. The uses and abuses of the left-right distinction in the campaign
40. Entitlement and incoherence: Centrist ‘bollocks’
41. Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit, but the pursuit of power
42. What ever happened to euroscepticism?
43. Immigration in the 2019 General Election Campaign
44. Immigration in party manifestos. Threat or resource?
45. Foreign policy in the 2019 election
46. Post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’ as the theatre of the New Cold War
47. The Rorschach Election: How the US narrates UK politics
48. If everyone has a mandate…surely nobody has a mandate?
49. The climate election that wasn’t
50. Is this a climate election (yet)?
51. Movement-led electoral communication: Extinction Rebellion action and party policy in the media
The Digital Campaign
52. Digital campaign regulation: more urgent than ever?
Kate Dommett and Sam Power
53. Did the Conservatives embrace social media in 2019?
54. #GE2019 – Labour owns the Tories on Instagram, the latest digital battlefield
55. Spot the difference: how Nicola Sturgeon and Jo Swinson self-represented on Twitter
56. “Go back to your student politics”? Momentum, the digital campaign, and what comes next
James Dennis and Susana Sampaiao Dias
57. Taking the Tube
58. The politics of deletion in social media campaigns
59. “Behind the curtain of the targeting machine” – Political parties A/B testing in action
60. Against opacity, outrage & deception in digital political campaigning
Vian Bakir and Andrew McStay
61. The explosion of the public sphere
Martin Moore and Gordon Ramsay
62. Big chickens, dumbfakes, squirrel killers: was 2019 the election where ‘shitposing’ went mainstream?
News and Journalism
63. Time to fix our TV debates
64. What was all that about, then? The media agenda in the 2019 General Election
David Deacon et al
65. Pluralism or partisanship? Calibrating punditry on BBC2’s Politics Live
66. Hero and villain: the media’s role in identity management
67. Traditional majoritarian conceptions of UK politics pose a dilemma for the media in elections
68. #GE2019: A tale of two elections?
Aljosha Karim Schapals
69. Boxing clever: negotiating gender in campaign coverage during the 2019 General Election
70. Press distortion of public opinion polling: what can, or should, be done?
71. The final verdict: patterns of press partisanship
Dominic Wring and David Deacon
72. The class war election
73. An uncertain future for alternative online media?
Declan McDowell-Naylor and Richard Thomas
Personality politics and Pop Culture
74. Tune in, turn away, drop out: Emotionality and the decision not to stand
Beth Johnson and Katy Parry
75. Last fan standing: Jeremy Corbyn supporters in the 2019 General Election
76. Linguistic style in the Johnson vs Corbyn televised debates of the 2019 General Election campaign
77. Order! Order! The Speaker, celebrity politics and ritual performance
78. What is Boris Johnson?
79. Creating Boris: Nigel Farage and the 2019 election
80. Boris the clown – the effective performance of incompetence
81. Political humour and the problem of taking Boris seriously
82. Joking: uses and abuses of humour in the election campaign
Sophie Quirk, Tom Sharkey and Ed Wilson
83. The problem with satirising the election
84. Sounding Off: music and musicians’ interventions in the 2019 election campaign
85. Stormzy, status, and the serious business of social media spats