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The Resource Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880-1910, Kathryn Rix

Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880-1910, Kathryn Rix

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Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880-1910
Title
Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880-1910
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Kathryn Rix
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Language
eng
Summary
The electoral reforms of 1883-5 created a mass electorate and transformed English political culture. A new breed of professional organisers emerged in the constituencies in the form of full-time partyagents, who handled registration, electioneering and the day-to-day political, social and educational work of local parties; they performed a vital role as intermediaries between politics at Westminster and at grass-roots level, bridging the gap between "high" and "low" politics.<BR> This book examines the agents not only as political figures, but also as men (and occasionally women) determinedto establish their status as professionals. It addresses key questions about the nationalisation of electoral politics in this period, demonstrating the importance of understanding the interactions between the centre and the constituencies, and showing that while the agents' professional networks contributed to a growing uniformity in certain aspects of party organisation, local forces continued to play a vital role in British political life. It also provides a fresh perspective on the evolution of the modern British political system, shedding new light on debates about how effectively the Liberal and Conservative parties adapted to the challenges of mass politics after 1885. <BR><BR> Dr Kathryn Rix is Assistant Editor of the House of Commons, 1832-1945 project at the History of Parliament
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UkCbUP
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Rix, Kathryn
Dewey number
324.60941
Index
index present
LC call number
JN955
LC item number
.R59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
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Royal Historical Society studies in history. New series
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  • Elections
  • Elections
  • Political parties
  • Political parties
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Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880-1910, Kathryn Rix
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Apr 2017)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
List of tables -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The changing electoral system -- The rise of the professional agent -- The agents as aspiring professionals -- The agents in the constituencies: registration and political education -- The agents in the constituencies: the social side of politics -- Electioneering: the candidates -- Electioneering: the campaign -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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CR9781782049074
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 278 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781782049074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880-1910, Kathryn Rix
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Apr 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The changing electoral system -- The rise of the professional agent -- The agents as aspiring professionals -- The agents in the constituencies: registration and political education -- The agents in the constituencies: the social side of politics -- Electioneering: the candidates -- Electioneering: the campaign -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
CR9781782049074
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782049074
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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