Anglo-American electoral geography

Same roots and same goals, but different means and ends?

Ron Johnston*

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Electoral geographers in the United States and the United Kingdom have similar goals but pursue these through different means. In part, these reflect differences between the two countries' electoral and political systems, but they also reflect different methodological strategies and desired ends. Drawing on the U.K. experience, this article identifies areas for possible expansion in studies of the electoral geography of the United States, which are expressed as five challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-587
Number of pages8
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


  • Anglo-American contrasts
  • Electoral geography
  • Political geography

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