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Electoral Reform in War and Peace, 1906-18

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The Forth Parliamentary Reform Act of 1918 gave the vote to nearly thirteen million men and over eight million women and determined the structure of electoral politics in twentieth-century Britain. This book is the first attempt to explain this turning point; it does so partly by exploring the relationship between reform of the franchise and reform of the electoral system between 1906 and 1918. The author's analysis of the debate on Proportional Representation and the Alternative Vote sheds new light on the Liberal-Labour relationship in this period, and shows why the Liberal and Labour Parties failed to reform the electoral system in 1917-18, thereby exposing themselves to twenty years of Conservative hegemony under the democratic franchise.
The book attacks the status conventionally accorded to the militant suffragettes, particularly the Pankhursts, in the achievement of votes for women; it argues that the Pankhursts played a negligible role, at best, after 1914, and that the real progress made before the war was the work of the non-militant women largely ignored by historians.


Pages are in fine condition for its age, Board is in fine condition, Dust Jacket is in VG condition with some markings on back and minimal wear and tear along edges.

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Author(s):
M. Pugh
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First Edition 1978
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0710087926
ISBN-13:
9780710087928
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Routledge and Kegan Paul
Title:
Electoral Reform in War and Peace, 1906-18

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The Forth Parliamentary Reform Act of 1918 gave the vote to nearly thirteen million men and over eight million women and determined the structure of electoral politics in twentieth-century Britain. This book is the first attempt to explain this turning point; it does so partly by exploring the relationship between reform of the franchise and reform of the electoral system between 1906 and 1918. The author's analysis of the debate on Proportional Representation and the Alternative Vote sheds new light on the Liberal-Labour relationship in this period, and shows why the Liberal and Labour Parties failed to reform the electoral system in 1917-18, thereby exposing themselves to twenty years of Conservative hegemony under the democratic franchise.
The book attacks the status conventionally accorded to the militant suffragettes, particularly the Pankhursts, in the achievement of votes for women; it argues that the Pankhursts played a negligible role, at best, after 1914, and that the real progress made before the war was the work of the non-militant women largely ignored by historians.


Pages are in fine condition for its age, Board is in fine condition, Dust Jacket is in VG condition with some markings on back and minimal wear and tear along edges.

Author(s):
M. Pugh
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First Edition 1978
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0710087926
ISBN-13:
9780710087928
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Routledge and Kegan Paul
Title:
Electoral Reform in War and Peace, 1906-18

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