Political Parties

  • Chris Cook
  • John Paxton
Part of the Palgrave Historical and Political Facts book series (PHPF)


Up to the 1880s, political parties in the Habsburg Monarchy were really only informal groupings of parliamentary notables. There was virtually no constituency organization. The Liberals tended to represent the German-speaking urban middle class, whilst the Conservatives spoke for the nobility, the interests of agriculture and the non-German minorities. The main developments from the 1880s onwards were:


Political Party Labour Party Liberal Party Socialist Party Social Democratic Party 
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© Chris Cook and John Paxton 1978

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  • Chris Cook
  • John Paxton

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