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Democracy and Political Culture: Studies in Modern British History

Ross McKibbin


This book is an examination of Britain as a democratic society; what it means to describe it as such; and how we can attempt such an examination. The book does this via a number of ‘case-studies’ which approach the subject in different ways: J.M. Keynes and his analysis of British social structures; the political career of Harold Nicolson and his understanding of democratic politics; the novels of A.J. Cronin, especially The Citadel, and what they tell us about the definition of democracy in the interwar years. The book also investigates the evolution of the British party political system unti ... More

Keywords: democracy, Keynes, Nicolson, Cronin, sport, popular religion, Australia and Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198834205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198834205.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross McKibbin, author
Fellow of St John's College, University of Oxford