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Parties at war : political organization in Second World War Britain

Author: Andrew Thorpe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Second World War represented the most sustained challenge to the British party system during the 20th century. This text explores how the main political parties responded to this challenge, showing that struggles over organisation had significance for the long-term development of 'party' in modern British politics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thorpe, Andrew, 1962-
Parties at war.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008033124
(OCoLC)241304404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Thorpe
ISBN: 9780191556784 0191556785 9780199272730 0199272735
OCLC Number: 404982413
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages)
Contents: National-level party management --
MPs and candidates --
Agents and organizers --
Party membership --
Constituency activities : the Conservatives --
Constituency activities : Labour --
Constituency activities : the Liberals --
Money.
Responsibility: Andrew Thorpe.

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