Catalogue


Two cheers for democracy /
edited by David Powell and Tony Benn.
imprint
London : Continuum, 2007.
description
p. cm.
ISBN
0826486762 (hbk.), 9780826486769 (hbk.)
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imprint
London : Continuum, 2007.
isbn
0826486762 (hbk.)
9780826486769 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6196815
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
'Valuable reading for scholars and students of democratisation, the latter being able to learn from the history of an old democracy.'
" A punchy collection of essays"
"This short collection of essays provides an excellent illustration of ex-slave Fredrick Douglass's timeless dictum that "power concedes nothing without demand. It never has and it never will"' Ian Sinclair, The Morning Star, July 2007
"...timely..." (Labour Left Briefing)
"The essays are stimulating... Benn's feature alone makes the book worth buying"
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Guardian UK, July 2007
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Summaries
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"Britain is the traditional land of dissent, of dissent not only in its religious connotation but of dissent itself." John Strachey This accessible yet authoritative collection of essays chronicles the history of dissent in the British Isles, from Magna Carta to the present day. The contributors - all specialists in their field - cover such milestones as the age of revolution, industrialisation and the foundation of the Labour Party. Tony Benn contributes a powerful, final extended chapter arguing that "we are light years away from being a true democracy.">
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection of essays chronicles the history of dissent in the British Isles, from Magna Carta to the present day. The contributors cover such milestones as the age of revolution, industrialisation and the foundation of the Labour Party.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introduction: Indefinite Deferment - 'Two Cheers for Democracy'p. 1
Patience, Humility, Reticence - Hijacked Virtuesp. 14
The English Civil War and the Putney Debatesp. 38
Colonial Wars and Liberal Imperialism: a History of Parliamentary Failurep. 57
Chartism - a Movement Before its Timep. 82
Labourism - What's Left?p. 96
Labour and the New Social Orderp. 115
A Protracted Arc: Sex, Gender and Sexuality - Emancipation and Liberationp. 131
Democracy - the Long Revolutionp. 150
Globalization, Exclusion and the Future of Democracyp. 175
Further readingp. 195
About the contributorsp. 199
Indexp. 203
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