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Democracy... and its Decline? Government and the People in Britain (1914-2010)

Thursday 16 April 2020, 7.00PM to 9.00pm

The world wars are often seen as having revolutionised British politics. It is commonly accepted that these conflicts led to a new emphasis on mass democracy, the rise of Labour, and the welfare state. Consensus then dominated the post-war period before Thatcher changed everything. This is how the story generally goes, but how accurate is it? Analysing major events and key themes, this course will interrogate traditional narratives and assess the evolution of British democracy across nearly a century.

Tutor: Benjamin Bland BA MA

  • Term: Summer
  • Day: Thursday
  • Start Date: 16 April 2020
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • No. of weeks: 10
  • Full fee: £82

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