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Popular Politics and Political Culture: Urban Scotland, 1918-1939

Malcolm Petrie


The years between 1918 and 1939, witnessing as they did the unprecedented extension of the franchise, the decline of the Liberal Party, and the emergence of Labour as a party of government, are central to an understanding of modern Scottish politics. This book presents a distinctive reading of this period, reinterpreting the consequences of the expanded post-war electorate by focusing on the political culture of urban Scotland and re-evaluating the decline of the radical left in the inter-war years. In particular, it examines shifting understandings of political representation, and explores th ... More

Keywords: Political Culture, Popular Politics, Scotland, Franchise, Democracy, Radical politics, Labour Party, Communist Party

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474425612
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425612.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Petrie, author
University of St Andrews