The Drive for Participatory Democracy in Nineteenth Century Britain

@article{Good2009TheDF,
  title={The Drive for Participatory Democracy in Nineteenth Century Britain},
  author={K. Good},
  journal={Commonwealth & Comparative Politics},
  year={2009},
  volume={47},
  pages={231 - 247}
}
  • K. Good
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
In association with the industrial revolution, a wide range of new self-help organisations, from friendly societies and cooperatives to trade unions, were constructed by rising urban working classes and a lower middle class in nineteenth century Britain. The process was broad and deep, built upon a pre-existing culture of democracy, and extended through a vibrant autodidact workers' society. Against entrenched oligarchical power, the popular movement aimed not only at universal suffrage and… Expand
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