9780582381773

Evolution of the British Party System

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    9780582381773

  • ISBN10:

    0582381770

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-11-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi
Introduction
1(5)
Notes and references
4(2)
Development of the electoral system before 1914
6(15)
The Franchise and Redistribution Acts, 1884-1885
6(4)
The elimination of corruption and intimidation
10(3)
The franchise in Britain after 1885: `Democracy tempered by registration'
13(8)
Notes and references
18(3)
The rise of modern party organisation
21(20)
Extra-parliamentary organisation
22(6)
Linking the grassroots to the leaders: the National Union and the Liberal caucus
28(3)
The emergence of a central party bureaucracy
31(3)
Discipline and control in the parliamentary parties
34(2)
The rise of national campaigning, manifestos and programmatic politics
36(5)
Notes and references
38(3)
Party realignment and Unionist ascendancy, 1885-1905
41(28)
Gladstonian Liberalism and the schism of 1886
41(3)
Liberal malaise, 1886-1902
44(6)
Liberals, Labour and the birth of the Progressive Alliance
50(5)
Lord Salisbury and the Unionist alliance
55(6)
Unionist decline and Liberal revival, 1900-1906
61(8)
Notes and references
64(5)
The challenge of New Liberalism, 1906-1914
69(30)
The reformulation of Liberalism
69(2)
The conversion of the Liberal party
71(3)
Liberals and the politics of taxation
74(3)
Unionist crisis and the politics of taxation, 1906-1910
77(3)
Labour, the Progressive Alliance and the New Liberalism
80(4)
Rumours of a `Strange Death', 1910-1914
84(4)
The electorate and the New Liberalism
88(4)
Conclusion: the significance of the New Liberalism
92(7)
Notes and references
94(5)
War and the party system
99(25)
Liberalism divided
99(6)
Liberal ideology and the strains of war
105(4)
Conservatism and the challenge of war
109(3)
Collapse of the Progressive Alliance and Labour's bid for independence
112(3)
Labour, `socialism' and the impact of war
115(3)
The `coupon' election of December 1918
118(6)
Notes and references
120(4)
The Lloyd George Coalition, 1918-1922
124(16)
The impact of Labour
124(3)
Coalition, reconstruction and resistance to socialism
127(2)
Slump and the destruction of `national unity'
129(3)
Anti-socialist `fusion' and the realignment of the centre-right
132(1)
The fall of the Coalition
133(7)
Notes and references
138(2)
Three-party confusion in the 1920s
140(36)
Explanations for party realignment
140(2)
The `franchise factor' and the Fourth Reform Act of 1918
142(4)
The organisational factor in Labour rise and Liberal decline
146(3)
Labour, Liberals and the battle of ideas
149(7)
The impact of the first Labour government
156(3)
The foundations of Conservative electoral hegemony
159(9)
The 1929 election: the end of the three-party era
168(8)
Notes and references
171(5)
The National Governments
176(31)
The party crisis, 1929-1931
176(3)
The political crisis and the National Government
179(4)
The character of the National Government
183(5)
The collapse of independent Liberalism
188(1)
Labour responses to 1931: leadership, power and organisation
189(2)
Labour's ideological response to 1931
191(4)
Party politics and the `impact of Hitler'
195(2)
The failure of political extremism in the 1930s
197(2)
Electoral competition and the onset of war
199(8)
Notes and references
202(5)
Select Bibliography 207(4)
General background histories
207(1)
The electoral system
207(1)
Party development and management
207(1)
Elections and electoral behaviour
208(1)
Party histories: the Conservatives
208(1)
The Labour party
209(1)
The Liberal party
209(1)
Extremist parties
209(1)
Coalition and `National Government'
210(1)
Party doctrine and thought
210(1)
Index 211

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