Liberal Government and Politics, 1905-15

Author(s): 
Packer, Ian
ISBN: 
0333917987
Date published: 
May 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
256

This book is an innovative appraisal of the nature of Edwardian Liberalism and the work of the 1905-15 Liberal governments. Rather than concentrating on debates about the 'decline of Liberalism', it makes extensive use of new archival research in order to identify the major concerns of Liberals in the first two decades of the twentieth century and how policy-making was related to conflicting definitions of Liberal ideology. The book covers all the key areas of domestic and foreign policy and concludes with a section on the Asquith government and World War One.