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7 | 2011
Le parti libéral au Royaume-Uni hier et aujourd’hui : aux marges ou au centre ?

The Liberal Party in the United Kingdom, past and present, on the periphery or central?
Edited by Susan Finding and Trevor Harris
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Credits : Manuel Appert - 2008

Since May 2010 the British Cabinet has once more had Liberal Party members, a party which had been absent from government for eighty-five years. The Liberal Party, majority party in the Commons in 1906, lost that majority in 1910. The government nevertheless remained, at least partly, in Liberal hands until 1924. In the same manner, member of a coalition government in 2010, the Liberal Party was not without influence in previous Cabinets. Does history repeat itself ?

The papers in this issue were in the main given at the day conference held on 18 March 2011 at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, University of Poitiers, organised by the MIMMOC and GRAAT (University of Tours) research groups. The presentations can be seen online on UPtv, the webTV of University of Poitiers.