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By Walter Garrison Runciman

The concluding quantity of W.G. Runciman's trilogy on social concept applies his concept and technique to the case of twentieth-century English society. He exhibits how England's capitalist mode of creation, liberal mode of persuasion, and democratic mode of coercion advanced within the aftermath of worldwide warfare I from what that they had been because the Eighteen Eighties, but didn't evolve considerably following international battle II. His clarification demonstrates that a few financial, ideological and political practices have been favourite over others in an more and more advanced atmosphere, neither predictable nor controllable through policymakers.

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Both during the course of this evolution, as later, there were many observers and participants who predicted, and in some cases actively worked for, either an authoritarian or a socialist alternative. But the practices defining the roles constitutive of English society remained obstinately capitalist, liberal, and democratic, both before and after the transition from a sub-type of capitalist liberal democracy which lasted from about 1880 to the First World War to the sub-type which evolved thereafter.

Both during the course of this evolution, as later, there were many observers and participants who predicted, and in some cases actively worked for, either an authoritarian or a socialist alternative. But the practices defining the roles constitutive of English society remained obstinately capitalist, liberal, and democratic, both before and after the transition from a sub-type of capitalist liberal democracy which lasted from about 1880 to the First World War to the sub-type which evolved thereafter.

But the alternation of members of different parties in governmental roles took place within a set of central institutions which none of the incumbents of the dominant roles sought to overturn or would have succeeded in overturning if they had. The displacement of the Liberals after 1919 had the tacit connivance of the Conservatives,7 and in the following decades, it was a Conservative government which placed broadcasting and the electricity supply under public control just as it was a Labour government which was willing to invoke emergency powers in the face of a transport strike.

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