Electing our masters [electronic resource] : the hustings in British politics from Hogarth to Blair / Jon Lawrence.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
1 online resource (345 p.)
- Elections -- Great Britain -- History.
Political campaigns -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
- Electronic books.
- An engaging history of electioneering in Britain from the eighteenth century to the present, highlighting how the television age has altered the interaction of politicians and public and asking what the media must now do to reinvigorate public politics. - ;In this engagingly written history of electioneering in Britain from the eighteenth century to the present, Jon Lawrence explores the changing relationship between politicians and public. Throughout this period, he argues, British politics has been characterized by bruising public rituals intended to bestow legitimacy on politicians by oblig
- Contents; List of Figures; Abbreviations; Introduction: The Spirit of the Hustings; 1. John Bull at the Hustings: Electoral Politics from the Ancien Regime to the Second Reform Act; 2. The Fall of the Hustings and the Rise of the Platform; 3. Money, Men, and Mayhem: Electoral Politics before the First World War; 4. War, Women, and the 'Silent Majority'; 5. Towards the New Jerusalem; 6. The Decline of the Platform; 7. The Local Campaign in the Television Age; 8. Broadcasting Politics; 9. The Public Banished?; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -314) and index.
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