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British Politics, 1910-1935 : The Crisis of the Party System - David Powell

British Politics, 1910-1935

The Crisis of the Party System

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Published: 9th September 2004
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This accessible new study provides a much-needed guide to the pivotal period of British history between 1910 and 1935, against the background of upheavals such as the First World War and the transition to full democracy as a consequence of the Reform Acts of 1918 and 1928. Combining an up-to-date synthesis of previous work with a reappraisal of the main personalities, themes and events of the period, David Powell brings clarity to this crucial yet complex period.
Examining British politics on the eve of war, David Powell assesses the impact of war on the parties and the political system and the process of realignment that followed in the interwar period. In particular he analyzes to what extent these events as a whole constituted a crisis of the party system.

From the structure of the Edwardian political system and the party politics of pre-war Britain, through to the economic and political crisis of 1931 and the subsequent rebuilding of the party system, this comprehensive analysis offers an indispensable survey to all students of British history or politics.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Parties and Politics in Edwardian Britain
The Crisis of Partisanship, 1910-1914
The Crisis of War, 1914-1918
Coalitionism and Party Politics, 1918-1922
Three-Party Politics, 1922-1924
Politicians and the Slump, 1924-1931
Crisis Resolved: The 1930s and After
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780415351065
ISBN-10: 0415351065
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 9th September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.05  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1