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psephology

the statistical and sociological study of elections

psephology

the study and analysis of voting and VOTING BEHAVIOUR (see ELECTORAL SOCIOLOGY). The term is derived from the Greek practice of voting by writing names on fragments of pottery or stones (Greek psephos, pebble). It is mainly in use in POLITICAL SCIENCE.
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(1) Psephology blogs are included as political blogs in this analysis.
Johnston, `A Space for Place (Or a Place for Space) in British Psephology', Environment and Planning A, 1986/4.
(1) Three years later, The Australian hired one of the psephology bloggers criticised in the editorial, Peter Brent of Mumble, moving the blog to the newspaper's website.
While most Indian politicians continue to bet their future on astrology, the forthcoming parliamentary polls between April 16 and May 13, which are tipped to throw up the most fractured mandate in recent memory, are offering another chance to test the political science of psephology - the statistical analysis of elections.
Covering abstraction to zone, zoning, entries range from a few sentences to longer descriptions of well-known terms such as alienation; lesser-known terms, e.g., psephology (the study of elections); and key historical figures, e.g., Max Weber and Karl Marx.
This latest volume, dealing with the second Labour victory in 2001, has thirteen essays by leading experts in psephology in addition to an introduction by the editors.
In stark contrast, The Electoral System in Britain has a chapter on `The Electorate: Voters and Voting' in which 37 pages are devoted to formalities--who is eligible to vote, the registration of voters, arrangements for counting the votes, and so on--and six to `voting behaviour or psephology'.
The lectures themselves arose from his Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951 (Oxford University Press, 1998) and are best thought of as a sustained argument with himself and those around him in the field of Labour history, chiefly taking the form of a political sociology and psephology of the period.
Look out - they'll be unleashing Dimblebys, studios will sprout phallic graphics and we'll have whatever a psephology team is.
David Butler, the high priest of British psephology, refers in his foreword to 11 September 1997 as a 'turning point in the history of the United Kingdom'.
Nevertheless, those who retain an interest in the minutiae of psephology will look closely at the recommendations of the Boundary Commission for Wales.
M.A University of Wales Other info/interests Walking, listening to light music, reading, writing, psephology the study of statistics in elections, local history, rugby, Welsh baseball Clwb Ifor Bach; Gorsedd y Beirdd Contact 4 Llwyn y Grant Place, Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 9EX Tel 029 20 898295 Fax 029 20898296 or 029 20 499868/454868 E-mail owen.