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Augmenting democracy : political movements and constitutional reform during the rise of Labour, 1900-1924

Author: Andrew Chadwick
Publisher: Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interprets British radical, suffrage-feminist and socialist movements during the first quarter of the 20th century, based on analysis of visions of democratic constitutional reform. The author argues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chadwick, Andrew.
Augmenting democracy.
Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999
(OCoLC)988862161
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Chadwick
ISBN: 0754610306 9780754610304
OCLC Number: 42214909
Description: xi, 285 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A Panoramic Approach --
Class, socialism and labour history --
'The nineteenth century and all that' --
The influence of non-socialist ideas: some precursors --
Radicalism and constitutionalism: revisionist approaches --
'Left' and 'Constitution' in Early Twentieth-Century Britain --
An inclusive definition --
'Constitutionalism' and the 'constitution' --
Ideas, Communication and Public Political Discourse --
Historical postmodernism revis(it)ed --
Ideas and communication practices: a taxonomy --
Desiderata for the public political discourse approach --
Authors, texts, audiences and contexts --
Print culture and the multiple, overlapping public spheres of oppositional politics --
Aristocracy or the People? The Edwardian Constitutional Crisis --
Constructing an Anti-Lords Alliance --
The origins and context of the Edwardian constitutional crisis --
Constructing the enemy --
Radicalism, labourism and socialism --
Crisis and Reform --
Constitutional innovation? --
The single chamber option --
The reformed chamber option --
The 'smash the veto' option --
Constitutionalism and Citizenship: the Struggle for the Vote --
First Wave Feminism and the Significance of the Vote --
Prelude, 1912: the convergence of suffragists, radicals, labourists and socialists on the Election Fighting Fund --
The significance of the vote --
The political context: 'adultism', 'limited suffragism' and indifference --
The divide and its points of weakness --
Constructing a Suffragist Alliance --
The discourses of 'citizenship' --
The appeal to history.
Responsibility: Andrew Chadwick.

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