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Parties and People: England 1914-1951

Ross McKibbin


This book, the sequel to Classes and Cultures, is a historical reinterpretation of British politics in the first decades of universal suffrage. It reveals how the British democratic system developed and more importantly, it challenges its success and suggests reasons why it is flawed. The book targets significant questions, such as what it means to be a democratic society and to what extent voters really make up their own minds on politics. Exploring the political culture of these extraordinary years, the author shows that class difference became one of the principal determinants of political ... More

Keywords: British history, British politics, class difference, political behaviour, democracy, democratic system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584697
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584697.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross McKibbin, author
Emeritus Research Fellow, St John's College, Oxford