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British Politics in an Age of Reform : New Frontiers in History (Paperback) - Michael J. Turner

British Politics in an Age of Reform

New Frontiers in History (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 19th August 1999
ISBN: 9780719051869
Number Of Pages: 230

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"British Politics in an Age of Reform" is a detailed examination of the political history of late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century Britain. It evaluates recent research, links the politics of the elite with the politics of the people, and seeks to explain significant developments. Among the issues addressed are: the relative powers of crown, cabinet and parliament between 1760 and 1832; the impact on domestic politics of revolution and war abroad; the growth of radicalism and popular political activity; agitation for reform and the responses of government; the rise of party; the connections between extra-parliamentary pressure and instability at the center of power.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Note on party names and ministerial changesp. ix
Party names
Governments 1760-1832
Introductionp. 1
Crown and politiciansp. 11
Introduction
Seeds of controversy in high politics
The expansion of political participation
A fusion of high and low politics
The crises of 1782 to 1784
Pittite government
Political change and the 'influence of the crown'
Conclusion
Revolution and warp. 56
Introduction
Price, Burke, Paine and the ideological ferment of the 1790s
High politics
The continuing evolution of British radicalism
Conservatism and loyalism
Conclusion
Parliament and peoplep. 106
Introduction
Postwar economic and political problems
Radical mobilisation and the mass platform
The Liverpool administration after the war
The parliamentary opposition
'Liberal' Toryism and unresolved problems
Conclusion
Instability and reformp. 153
Introduction
Canning, Goderich and political flux
The Wellington government
Radical revival
The Whigs, the people and parliamentary reform
The Great Reform Act
Conclusion
Conclusionp. 202
Selected documentsp. 208
Bibliographical essayp. 217
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780719051869
ISBN-10: 071905186X
Series: New Frontiers in History (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 19th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.72 x 13.95  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.3