Democratisation in Britain : elites, civil society and reform since 1800
Part of the British studies series series
Much more than just a conventional history of franchise reform, this book explores the process whereby British politics was democratized and tries to account for its relative success.
Britain is set within the context of successive waves of democratisation which have been in progress internationally since 1800.
The author examines the role of British political elites, and the strength and character of civil society amongst the social groups included from 1832 onwards.
He also analyzes the democratization of electoral behaviour.
1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, 3JJ 20th century, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, JPHV Political structures: democracy