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Electing Our Masters: The Hustings in British Politics from Hogarth to Blair

Jon Lawrence

Abstract

This book covers the history of British electioneering from the 18th century right up to the present day. It explores the relationship between British politicians and their public as well as the important changes that have taken place, especially in the television age. It examines what the current state of electioneering in Britain implies for the future, asking questions as to how the media can shape that future. The book argues that in the past, British politics has been characterized by public rituals, intended to make politicians more legitimate by obliging them to face an often irreverent ... More

Keywords: British electioneering, politicians, British politics, the public, elections, media, television, public rituals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199550128
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550128.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Lawrence, author
Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Cambridge, and fellow of Emmanuel College