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Liberalism in Nineteenth Century Europe

The Political Culture of Limited Suffrage

Authors: Kahan, Alan

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'Votes should be weighed, not counted', Nineteenth-century liberals argued. This study analyzes parliamentary suffrage debates in England, France and Germany, showing that liberals throughout Europe used a distinctive political language, 'the discourse of capacity', to limit political participation. This language defined liberals, and they used it to define and limit full citizenship. The rise of consumer culture at the end of the century drove the discourse of capacity from politics, but it survives today in education and the professions.

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ALAN KAHAN is Associate Professor of History at Florida International University, USA. He is author of Aristocratic Liberalism: The Social and Political Thought of Jacob Burckhardt, John Stuart Mill and Alexis de Tocqueville, Editor of The Tocqueville Reader, and translator of Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the Revolution.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Defining Liberalism

    Kahan, Alan S.

    Pages 1-17

  • Liberalism and Suffrage, 1830–47

    Kahan, Alan S.

    Pages 21-65

  • Liberalism and Suffrage, 1848–65

    Kahan, Alan S.

    Pages 66-108

  • Liberalism and Suffrage, 1866–85

    Kahan, Alan S.

    Pages 109-149

  • The Discourse of Capacity in Context

    Kahan, Alan S.

    Pages 153-171

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-51078-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liberalism in Nineteenth Century Europe
Book Subtitle
The Political Culture of Limited Suffrage
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-3764-3
DOI
10.1057/9781403937643
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1174-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51078-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 239
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