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Corruption in British Politics, 1895-1930 By G.R. Searle

Corruption in British Politics, 1895-1930
by G.R. Searle

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Based on a wide range of private papers as well as public records, this book analyzes the parliamentary politics of the century, and the assumptions, prejudices, and aspirations of an entire political generation.
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Corruption in British Politics, 1895-1930 by G.R. Searle

Based on a wide range of private papers as well as public records, this book throws new light on the parliamentary politics of this century, and on the assumptions, prejudices, and aspirations of an entire political generation. Parliamentary political life in the Edwardian period was generally thought to be remarkably free from corruption; yet suspicions of wrongdoing in high places gradually gathered ground. Dr Searle examines the rumours, innuendoes, and accusations which affected the reputation of politicians and political parties, and undermined confidence in the integrity of public life. He also discusses wartime profiteering, the abuse of patronage, the Marconi Affair, and the Honours scandal of 1922 which helped to ruin the career of Lloyd George, in each case placing the issue of corruption in the context of the beliefs and values of the time, as an "aristocratic" system of politics gave way to one centred on modern class-based parties, and politicians struggled to adjust to a changing world. This should interest general readers interested in modern British politics and the social world of Victorian, Edwardian and inter-war society,as well as scholars and students of history and political scientists.

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GOR009939625
Corruption in British Politics, 1895-1930 by G.R. Searle
G.R. Searle
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1987-12-01
460
0198229151
9780198229155
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