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SDP : the birth, life and death of the social democratic party

Author: Ivor Crewe; Anthony King
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Launched on a wave of euphoria in 1981, the SDP promised to break the mould of British politics. This study, based on access to the SDP's archives and extensive interviews, chronicles the Party's  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivor Crewe; Anthony King
ISBN: 0198280505 9780198280507 0198293135 9780198293132
OCLC Number: 916939093
Awards: Winner of Joint winner of the 1995 W. J. M. Mackenzie Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association.
Description: XXIV, 611 Seiten : Diagramme, Illustrationen
Contents: Pre-history: 1964-1979 ; The Gang of Three ; Jenkins and the Jenkinsites ; Anguish: 'Severe Mental Pain' ; Born in Despair ; Defectors and Loyalists ; What Kind of Party? And Whose? ; The Golden Age: March - December 1981 ; Jenkins as Leader: 1982-3 ; A 'Partnership of Principle' ; Disappointment: June 1983 ; New Institutions for a New Party ; Machinery, Members, and Money ; A 'Media Party'? ; The Party of a New Class ; The SDP, The Alliance, and the Electorate ; The Owen Ascendency I: 1983-5 ; The Owen Ascendency II: 1985-7 ; Humiliation: June 1987 ; The SDP Disintegrates: 1987-8 ; Of Merger and a Dead Parrot ; Who Was to Blame? ; SDP: A Study in Failure ; Epilogue
Responsibility: Ivor Crewe ; Anthony King.

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