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The politics of reform and the making of the second reform act, 1848-1867

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The second reform act came at the close of a remarkable period of constitutional debate, in which seven different governments had committed themselves to reform. Yet historians have shown little interest in this debate, seeing it as largely irrelevant to the making of the second reform act. This article seeks to reconnect the discussions of the 1850s with the measure of 1867, and to explore some of the issues that shaped the course of legislation. It argues that the failure to achieve reform ...

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10.1017/S0018246X07006267

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, History
Role:
Author
Journal:
HISTORICAL JOURNAL
Volume:
50
Issue:
3
Pages:
571-591
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1469-5103
ISSN:
0018-246X
URN:
uuid:468d6f75-283c-49a1-a4d7-1871b5d53941
Source identifiers:
144850
Local pid:
pubs:144850
Language:
English

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