Mosley and the Tories in 1930: the problem of generations

Ball, S.J. (2009) Mosley and the Tories in 1930: the problem of generations. Contemporary British History, 23(4), pp. 445-459. (doi:10.1080/13619460903198085)

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Abstract

This article places the New Party in the context of Mannheimian theory. It examines the generational claims made by Mosley and his sympathisers over the course of 1930, along with the rebuttals offered by their opponents. The structure of the 'great war generation' is analysed through prosopography. The article reinterprets the pre-history of the New Party by concentrating less on Mosley himself and more on those he was attempting to woo. It suggests that although his generational appeal had resonance, his anti-democratic ideology and personality weighed more heavily in the choices of his peers. Both high political history and sociological theory are helpful in understanding the failure of the New Party.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ball, Professor Simon
Authors: Ball, S.J.
Subjects:J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Contemporary British History
ISSN:1361-9462
ISSN (Online):1743-7997
Published Online:24 September 2009

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