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<i>The Pitfalls of Comparative Labour History: How Comrades are Compared</i>

Stefan Berger

in The British Labour Party and the German Social Democrats, 1900–1931

Published in print December 1994 | ISBN: 9780198205005
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676451 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205005.003.0001

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

The Pitfalls of Comparative Labour History: How Comrades are Compared

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This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to provide a historical comparison of the British Labour Party and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) during the period from 1900 to 1931. This book explains the methods of comparison and discusses arguments about the essential differences between the British and the German labour movement. It also explains the potential pitfalls of conducting comparative historical studies of nation-states.

Keywords: labour history; comparative history; Labour Party; Great Britain; SPD; Germany; labour movement

Chapter.  7522 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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