Global Struggle for Suffrage Expansion: The European Case for Male Suffrage in the Nineteenth Century


Authors: Zinkina, Julia; Alekseenko, Oleg A. ; Ilyin, Ilya V.
Almanac: Globalistics and Globalization Studies Global Evolution, Historical Globalistics and Globalization Studies

As a result of a gradual extension of suffrage in most European countries by the First World War the right to vote was granted to the overwhelming majority of adult males or to the entire male population over a certain age. This phenome-non was a truly groundbreaking change of the political sphere: the elitist poli-tics, granting decision-making power only to a small group of wealthy property owners now opening up and giving way to mass politics.

Keywords: enfranchisement, male enfranchisement, universal enfranchisement, Europe.