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Irish Potatoes and British Politics: Peel, Wellington, and the Repeal of the Corn Laws

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780198295297
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599873 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198295294.003.0002
 Irish Potatoes and British Politics: Peel, Wellington, and the Repeal of the Corn Laws

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A case study of the Repeal of the Corn Laws (1846) under Peel and Wellington. They manipulated the issue dimensions, and got a measure passed in both houses that damaged the material interests of the median MP and peer.

Keywords: issue dimensions; Sir Robert Peel; Repeal of the Corn Laws; 1st Duke of Wellington

Chapter.  10471 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: UK Politics

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