The Efficient Secret: The Cabinet and the Development of Political Parties in Victorian England (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions) (Paperback)

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The Efficient Secret is an analysis of the institutional changes in parliamentary government in nineteenth-century England, concentrating on the years between the first and third Reform Acts. Professor Gary W. Cox employs a rational choice model to analyze the problems of voter choice and to examine the emergence of party loyalty in the electorate, the development of cabinet government, and their legislative consequences. The introductory chapters provide the historical setting for this study and briefly survey nineteenth-century political and economic events. Professor Cox then focuses on the increases in party voting in Parliament and in the electorate. To support his argument concerning these parallel developments, he uses statistical evidence drawn from poll books and newspapers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521019019
ISBN-10: 052101901X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 8th, 2005
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions