Civil Society, Associations, and Urban Places: Class, Nation, and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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In recent years, the concept of 'civil society' has become central to the historian's understanding of class, cultural and political power in the nineteenth-century town and city. Increasingly clubs and voluntary societies have been regarded as an important step in the formation of formal political parties, particularly for the working and middle classes. The result of this is the assertion that the more associations existing in a particular society, the deeper democracy becomes entrenched. In order to test this hypothesis, ...

Civil Society, Associations, and Urban Places: Class, Nation, and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe 2006, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754652472

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