The advent of the masses and the making of the modern theory of democracy

@inproceedings{Bellamy2003TheAO,
  title={The advent of the masses and the making of the modern theory of democracy},
  author={R. Bellamy},
  year={2003}
}
© Cambridge University Press 2003 and 2008. ‘There are in fact no masses; there are onlyways of seeing people as masses’ (Williams 1971 [1958], p. 289). The gradual extension of the suffrage to all adult men and ultimately women too during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries transformed the politics of Western Europe and North America. Many contemporary theorists attributed these reforms not to any improvement in ordinary people’s political judgement because of better education… Expand
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