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Britain Under Thatcher

Author : Anthony Seldon
ISBN : 9781317882923
Genre : History
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This concise, accessible, and balanced historical analysis of the Thatcher years and their consequences analyzes many controversial aspects of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, including the Falklands War, the miner's strike, bitter relations with Europe and the ill-fated poll tax. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography.

Thatcher And Thatcherism

Author : Eric J. Evans
ISBN : 9780415270137
Genre : History
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Drawing extensively on political memoirs,Thatcher and Thatcherismsurveys the origins and impact of 'Thatcherism' as a cultural construct and an economic creed. Focusing on the career of Margaret Thatcher, Eric J. Evans proposes that the ideological coherence and originality of 'Thatcherism' was illusory. He argues that 'Thatcherism' was a bold experiment in ideologically driven government which failed to meet its main objectives. He includes discussion of: * privatization and the fate of the trade unions * Britain's slow economic decline versus Thatcher's delusions of British grandeur * the legacy of the Falklands and of Britain's approach to Europe * education, the civil service, and crime. * the contribution of the poll tax fiasco to her fall from power. With full bibliography and explanation of the economic, social and historical context of Britain in the late 1970s and 80s,Thatcher and Thatcherismis an invaluable guide to the complexities and paradoxes of contemporary Britain.

Conditional Leadership

Author : Jennifer R. Wozniak Boyle
ISBN : 0739114816
Genre : Law
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Offering readers a specification of Commission tactics, a method for determining the influence of the Commission, and an understanding of the conditions of Commission influence, Conditional Leadership will be of interest to scholars and policy makers alike."--Jacket.

Monetary Divergence

Author : David Bearce
ISBN : 0472023098
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In a meticulously researched study, David Bearce demonstrates that, contrary to predictions, financial globalization has not resulted in a systematic convergence of national monetary policies. The book is a must-read for students of the political economy of international finance. Highlighting the critical role of partisan politics in determining policy outcomes, Bearce adds a new and important dimension to our understanding of the impacts of international capital mobility in the contemporary era." —Benjamin Jerry Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara "Bearce offers a compelling analysis of partisan economic policy in an open economy. By analyzing both fiscal and monetary policies, Bearce extends our understanding of how the electoral imperative conditions policy behavior. His conclusions will have to be addressed in any future debate about the topic." —William Bernhard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Interest group divisions over exchange rates and macroeconomic policy have been at the center of international political economy research for about 20 years. Political scientists have studied these cleavages, focusing on the policy interests of various industry groups. On a separate but parallel track, another group of researchers explored the relationship between partisan politics and macroeconomic policy choices. In this exceptionally well researched book, Bearce integrates these two analytical traditions. Noting that industry groups are typically important organized constituents in left-wing and right-wing political parties, Bearce demonstrates how macroeconomic policy outcomes in advanced countries vary systematically with the alternation of political parties in government." —J. Lawrence Broz, University of California, San Diego David H. Bearce is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

History And Cultural Memory In Neo Victorian Fiction

Author : Kate Mitchell
ISBN : 9780230228580
Genre : Fiction
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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.

Britain America And The Special Relationship Since 1941

Author : B. J. C McKercher
ISBN : 9781351776325
Genre : History
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Britain, America and the Special Relationship since 1941 examines the Anglo-American strategic and military relationship that developed during the Second World War and continued until recent years. Forged on a common ground of social, cultural, and ideological values as well as political expediency, this partnership formed the basis of the western alliance throughout the Cold War, playing an essential part in bringing stability to the post-1945 international order. Clearly written and chronologically organized, the book begins by discussing the origins of the ‘Special Relationship’ and its progression from uneasy coexistence in the eighteenth century to collaboration at the start of the Second World War. McKercher explores the continued evolution of this partnership during the conflicts that followed, such as the Suez Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the Falklands War. The book concludes by looking at the developments in British and American politics during the past two decades and analysing the changing dynamics of this alliance over the course of its existence. Illustrated with maps and photographs and supplemented by a chronology of events and list of key figures, this is an essential introductory resource for students of the political history and foreign policies of Britain and the United States in the twentieth century.

European Leaders

Author : Reese T. Moore
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110231763
Genre : Reference
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This up-to-date bibliography gathers materials on ten leaders from 20th century Europe. Access is provided via subject and author indexes. Contents: Charles DeGaulle; Winston Churchill; Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini; General Francisco Franco; Adenauer Konrad; Margaret Thatcher; Helmut Kohl; Francois Mitterand; Josip Broz Tito.

The Great Reform Act Of 1832

Author : Eric J. Evans
ISBN : 9781134816026
Genre : History
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The 1832 Reform Act was a watershed in the history of modern Britain, profoundly affecting the composition of parliament and the course of all subsequent legislation. This new edition of The Great Reform Act of 1832 extends and updates Eric J. Evans's classic account of the crucial political and economic issues and: * highlights the travails of Toryism at the end of the 1820s * clarifies complex questions of policy * shows the connections between the Reform Act of 1832 and subsequent radical activity and reform legislation * presents revised electoral statistics. An accessible and stimulating guide to the student of modern political history, students of history and political history will find this invaluable to their studies.

The Conservative Party And British Politics 1902 1951

Author : Stuart Ball
ISBN : 9781317897293
Genre : History
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The history of the Conservative Party during the first half of the twentieth century was marked by crisis and controversy, from Joseph Chamberlain's tariff reform campaign through the Lloyd George coalition and the National Government between the wars to the defeat of 1945 and the post war recovery. This study provides a lucid account of this turbulent and formative period in the history of the most durable and adaptive force in modern British politics.

Explaining European Integration

Author : Jennifer R. Wozniak Boyle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123586328
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