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The Rise of Democracy in Britain, 1830 - 1918

by Ian Machin

Part of the British Studies Series Series

The Rise of Democracy in Britain, 1830 - 1918 Synopsis

This book is an up-to-date analysis and review of the trends and events which marked the slow and uncertain progress of Britain towards representative parliamentary democracy from 1830 to 1918. Set in the general context of world democratic development, the book deals with debates, popular participation and achievements in regard to franchise extension, the secret ballot, female suffrage, elimination of electoral corruption, proportional representation and restriction of the veto powers of the House of Lords. The book concludes by raising questions about the adoption, in the future, of a more directly democratic system of government.

The Rise of Democracy in Britain, 1830 - 1918 Press Reviews

'An excellent text...Machin is particularly useful on the issue of women's suffrage with his succinctly readable and accessible style - an excellent book.' - Richard Brown, A-Level Lecturer, Manshead School

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333672273
Publication date: 12th October 2000
Author: Ian Machin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 182 pages
Categories: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Political structures: democracy, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Ian Machin

IAN MACHIN is Professor of British History at the University of Dundee.

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