Democratisation and Social Democracy: The emergence of a complex party family

  • Hans Keman


The democratisation of national states in the 19th century brought about civil and political rights on the individual and collective level. This development allowed for the transformation of workers’ movements into organised labour by means of centralized trade unions and the emergence of socialist parties. The strategy of organised labour until, but also after, the First World War has been the attainment of male, and often later universal suffrage.


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  • Hans Keman
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