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The Labour Party and the SPD as Communities of Solidarity

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/9780198205005.003.0004

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

The Labour Party and the SPD as Communities of Solidarity

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This chapter examines the importance of notions of solidarity in the British Labour Party and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). It provides a comparative analysis of the parties' local organizations and the local ancillary organizations. It also discusses the degree of participation of British and German workers in party affairs, the labour movement culture in the two countries, and the implications of being members of the SPD or the Labour Party.

Keywords: solidarity; Labour Party; Great Britain; SPD; Germany; labour movement culture; working class

Chapter.  17937 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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