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Matt Cole

9 Campaigning 1959 Wainwright’s 1959 election campaign took place in a context of a Conservative Government enjoying sustained popularity and a divided Labour Party. An appeal to doubting Conservatives to support Wainwright as the best means of beating a dangerous Labour movement was likely in these circumstances to fall on deaf ears. The Liberal task therefore was to establish a bridgehead and determine the core Liberal vote upon which Wainwright could build, making a positive case for Liberal principles, the effectiveness of the Party nationally and its

in Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats
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The anatomy of a bitter divorce battle
Matt Qvortrup

properties that interest us before we even begin to examine [them]’ (Geertz 1973 : 17). Inspired by this approach, this chapter takes a ‘thick description’ look at the Brexit referendum campaign. The end of the campaign It was rather unexpected. That, perhaps, was why David Cameron’s voice broke ever so slightly when he announced his resignation in the morning of 24 June 2016. The night before, the Conservative Prime Minister had hosted an informal champagne party for friends in 10 Downing Street. The mood was optimistic, jubilant even. Campaigners were handing out

in Government by referendum
Geoffrey K. Roberts

5 Election campaigns, 1949–2002 The importance of election campaigning for the political parties and for the electorate can be illustrated by a brief analysis of each Bundestag election since 1949. This will draw attention to the changes which have occurred in campaign styles and strategies over the past fifty years. It will also demonstrate the crucial importance of factors beyond the direct control of the parties themselves: especially the context within which the election campaign takes place (the background of post-war reconstruction in 1949; student

in German electoral politics
Sonja Tiernan

9 The campaign in action The wording for the proposed Thirty-fourth Amendment to the Irish Constitution was ‘clear and precise’.1 In January 2015, it was agreed at a special cabinet meeting that the referendum would consider introducing a declaration into the Irish Constitution that ‘marriage may be contracted in accordance with the law by two persons without distinction as to their sex’.2 The need for Yes Equality to establish themselves in an office space became all the more urgent. Marie Hamilton from GLEN finally secured an office at Clarendon House in the

in The history of marriage equality in Ireland
Marina Dekavalla

11 1 Framing political campaigns Frames and frame-​building in the media The procedure is actually quite simple. First you arrange things into different groups. Of course, one pile may be sufficient depending upon how much there is to do. If you have to go somewhere else due to lack of facilities that is the next step, otherwise you are pretty well set. It is important not to overdo things. That is, it is better to do too few things at once than too many. In the short run this may not seem important but complications can easily arise. A mistake can be expensive

in Framing referendum campaigns in the news
What do they really save?
Mark Carey
Jordan Barton
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Sam Flanzer

-action strategies (what we call ‘glacier protection campaigns’) to protect and preserve shrinking glaciers – at least that's the idea. But what does it mean to save glaciers? Who gets to speak for the ice in these glacier-saving campaigns, and who do the campaigns ultimately help? What other storylines, narratives, and agendas are embedded in glacier-protection campaigns? And how are glacier-saving efforts transforming access to and control over icy spaces? This chapter helps answer these questions through an analysis not necessarily of the

in Ice humanities
Sharon Kettering

9 The anti-Luynes campaign In his memoirs, Michel de Marolles, abbé de Villeloin, described an incident in which Luynes was ridiculed before the whole court. The incident probably occurred late in 1620 or early in 1621, because the youth who insulted him, François de Paule, duc de Rethélois, the fifteen-year-old son of the duc de Nevers, died of dysentery sometime during 1621. François commanded an army regiment in Champagne, and shared with his father the government of that province. Although he and his father had supported Luynes during the civil war, he felt

in Power and reputation at the court of Louis XIII
Edward M. Spiers

chapter on that campaign in Marching Over Africa , 1 there are invaluable edited collections of letters from individual officers by Sonia Clark 2 and Daphne Child, 3 and by Adrian Greaves and Brian Best. 4 While the papers and journals of the British commanding officers have been splendidly edited, 5 some perspectives of officers and other ranks appear in testimony before official inquiries (into

in The Victorian soldier in Africa
John Privilege

3 The university campaign The question The issue of university education in Ireland was a constant source of grievance for the bishops. The university system in Ireland was ‘at the centre of a network of proselytism and indifferentism which the hierarchy had come to regard as the characteristic of the Protestant constitution in Ireland’.1 The Roman Catholic Church demanded the same rights and recognition which the state extended to Protestants in terms of statefunded, denominational university education. The demand for national justice, however, masked other

in Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879–1925
Donnacha Ó Beacháin

3 Failed campaigns, 1948–1969 The inter-party Government John A. Costello, a compromise candidate for Taoiseach, made no secret of the fact that he had never sought the prime ministerial position but that, rather, it had been ‘imposed’ upon him.1 Even had he been so inclined, the new Taoiseach, a barrister by profession, was never going to be able to adopt a presidential style of governance, given the structural limitations. In contrast to de Valera, who enjoyed supremacy in a one-party Government, Costello was not even leader of his own party and presided over

in From Partition to Brexit