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Politics and the people : a history of British democracy since 1918

Author: Kevin Jefferys
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kevin Jefferys traces the history of modern British democracy through the eyes of its people. It is the first full-scale history of popular politics, from the inception in 1918 of enfranchisement as we know it, to voter apathy and low turnout in 2005.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Jefferys
ISBN: 9781843542223 1843542226
OCLC Number: 144596677
Description: xii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The road to 1918 --
2. Britain's 'near democracy', 1918-39 --
3. No time for politics' Wartime Britain, 1939-45 --
4. 'Don't know and don't care'? The Attlee years, 1945-51 --
5. 'Content, complete, complacent' Affluence and popular politics in the 1950s --
6. Britain's 'civic culture' The early 1960s --
7. The age of 'democratic transformation', 1964-79 --
8. A 'revolution' in participation? From Thatcher to Major, 1979-92 --
9. 'Critical citizens', 1992-2005.
Responsibility: Kevin Jefferys.

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Traces the history of modern British democracy through the eyes of its people. Through the author's analysis of how, why and when the British public have voted, this work offers fresh insight into  Read more...

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