Parties and People: England 1914-1951

Hardcover | April 4, 2010

byRoss McKibbin

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The 'sequel' to his best-selling Classes and Cultures, Ross McKibbin's latest book is a powerful reinterpretation of British politics in the first decades of universal suffrage. What did it mean to be a 'democratic society'? To what extent did voters make up their own minds on politics orallow elites to do it for them?Exploring the political culture of these extraordinary years, Parties and People shows that class became one of the principal determinants of political behaviour, although its influence was often surprisingly weak.McKibbin argues that the kind of democracy that emerged in Britain was far from inevitable-as much historical accident as design-and was in many ways highly flawed.

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The 'sequel' to his best-selling Classes and Cultures, Ross McKibbin's latest book is a powerful reinterpretation of British politics in the first decades of universal suffrage. What did it mean to be a 'democratic society'? To what extent did voters make up their own minds on politics orallow elites to do it for them?Exploring the pol...

Dr. Ross McKibbin is Emeritus Research Fellow at St. John's College Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:April 4, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584699

ISBN - 13:9780199584697

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Table of Contents

1. Edwardian Equipoise and the First World War2. Unstable Equilibrium, 1918-19293. The Crisis of Labour and the Conservative Hegemony, 1929-394. The Party System Thrown Off Course5. The English Road to Socialism.6. England: Social Change, Historical Accident and Democracy