A History of the Liberal Party Since 1900 (British Studies Series 2nd Revised edition)
By: David Dutton (author)Paperback
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Once teetering on the brink of oblivion, the British Liberal Party has again re-established itself as a major force in national and local politics. David Dutton's approachable study offers new insights into the waning, near death and ultimate recovery of the Liberal Party from 1900 to the present day. Discussions of politics, philosophy and performance are all skilfully interwoven as Dutton demonstrates how the party has become, once more, a formidable player on the political stage. The second edition of this established text offers: * an entirely new chapter on the coalition government * a chronology of key events * numerous suggestions for further reading. This lively survey of British Liberalism from the era of Campbell-Bannerman to that of Nick Clegg reviews existing literature while offering its own distinctive perspective on one of the most compelling of political dramas.
David Dutton is Ramsay Muir Emeritus Professor of Twentieth Century British Political History at the University of Liverpool, UK.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Strange Death or Edwardian Summer 1902-1916 2. The Liberal Civil War 1916-1935 3. So Few and So Futile 1935-1955 4. Two Steps Forward and one Back 1955-1979 5. A Cracked Mould and a New Beginning 1979-2001 6. Right into Government 2001-2011 Conclusion Notes Guide to Further Reading Appendix: The Liberal Performance at General Elections Since 1900 Appendix: Leaders of the Liberal (and Liberal Democrat) Party since 1900 Index
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2nd Revised edition
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