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The Labour minority governments

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World, Volume 1

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780719067440
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700655 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719067440.003.0004
The Labour minority governments

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This chapter focuses on the post-war period and the two Labour minority governments of 1924 and 1929–31 in Great Britain. During this period, the Labour Party had some considerable impact on British views of internationalism, the arms trade, and the League of Nations. The post-war years saw a period of remarkable optimism about the ability to banish war and conflict through the rational application of international law and the operation of the League of Nations.

Keywords: post-war period; minority government; Labour government; Labour Party; Great Britain; internationalism; arms trade; League of Nations; international law

Chapter.  11243 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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