© 2008

The Organization of Opinion

Open Voting in England, 1832–68


Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jeremy C. Mitchell
    Pages 52-79
  3. Jeremy C. Mitchell
    Pages 80-114
  4. Jeremy C. Mitchell
    Pages 115-141
  5. Jeremy C. Mitchell
    Pages 142-160
  6. Jeremy C. Mitchell
    Pages 161-166
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 167-216

About this book


A new account of voting between the First and Second Reform Bills, outlining a new interpretation of electoral behaviour, and emphasizing the links between individual electors and their social context. It also explores the consequences of these ideas for local political organization, suffragism, and the development of the party system.


elections Electoral England party system reform voter voting

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

About the authors

JEREMY C. MITCHELL is a Lecturer in Government at the Open University. His publications include Reforming the Lords (with Anne Davies), and (co-edited with Dirk Berg-Schlosser) Conditions of Democracy in Europe, 1919-39: Systematic Case Studies, and Authoritarianism and Democracy in Europe, 1919-39: Comparative Analyses.

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