Two New Protest Groups: The Peace and Women’s Movements

  • Paul Byrne
  • Joni Lovenduski


The standard approach to the study of political groups has concentrated on political parties and interest or pressure groups. This has led to an underestimation of less conventional kinds of political activity. Thus political scientists for a long time failed to notice that Britons were becoming less enchanted with most of the political parties, and that many people had either lapsed into resigned indifference to politics or were channelling their energies into new kinds of organisation. People look to interest groups, not just parties, to realise their demands, and interest groups have altered in ways that render the conventional classification schemes inadequate.


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Guide to Further Reading

  1. Vicky Randal’s Women and Politics (Macmillan, 1982)Google Scholar
  2. David Bouchier’s Idealism and Revolution (Edward Arnold, 1978)Google Scholar
  3. R. Taylor and C. Pritchard, The Protest Makers (Pergamon, 1980).Google Scholar
  4. M. H. Ryle, The Politics of Nuclear Disarmament (Pluto Press, 1981)Google Scholar

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© Paul Arthur, Nick Bosanquet, Paul Byrne, Henry Drucker, Patrick Dunleavy, Andrew Gamble, Martin Holmes, Martin Kettle, Joni Lovenduski, Peter Nailor, Gillian Peele, Raymond Plant, R. A. W. Rhodes 1983

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  • Paul Byrne
  • Joni Lovenduski

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