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Britain since 1918: the strange career of British democracy

LSE public lecture

The history of democratic politics in Britain since the coming of universal male suffrage in 1918 is a dramatic one, crowded with events and colourful figures. As well as the great events of war and economic crises, and the quieter drama of constitutional change, this era has been studded with democratic protests of every sort: from the General Strike and the hunger marches of the 1930s to the poll tax clashes of the 1980s and the anti-Iraq War marches of the early twenty-first century. David Marquand takes us through this fascinating history.

David Marquand has been a Labour MP 1966-77, Chief Adviser in the European Commission, a leader writer for The Guardian, and, most recently, the head of an Oxford college. His books include Decline of the Public, and most recently Britain since 1918: the strange career of British democracy (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008).


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Date and Time:

29 October 2008 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London School of Economics
New Academic Building
Lincoln's Inn Fields

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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