Democracy and the State: 1830-1945 by Michael WillisDemocracy and the State: 1830-1945 by Michael Willis

Democracy and the State: 1830-1945

byMichael Willis

Paperback | January 28, 1999

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This book charts the progress of the United Kingdom towards a modern democracy and looks at the changing role of the state from 1830 to 1945. It examines the electoral reform acts introduced between 1832 and 1918; the changing balance of power between monarchy, government, the House of Lords and the civil service; the development of the state from a laissez-faire to an interventionist one; the growth of corporatism; and welfare provision. The author considers the key ideas and thinking behind these developments and offers different perspectives on events. He also highlights the main debates between historians about the politics of the period. Democracy and the State contains a selection of primary sources, including a document case study and questions at the end of each chapter.
Title:Democracy and the State: 1830-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.28 inPublished:January 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521599946

ISBN - 13:9780521599948

Appropriate for ages: 16 - adult


Table of Contents

1. The Great Reform Act and the reformed electoral system, 1830-1867; 2. The extension of the franchise and its results,1867-1914; 3. The apparent achievement of democracy; 4. Power in the state; 5. The rule of the state, 1830-1867 - an age of laissez faire?; 6. The interventionist state, 1867-1914; 7. The growth of corporatism and welfare provision, 1914-1945; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Chronology; Index.