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Postwar British Politics In Perspective

Author : David Marsh
ISBN : 0745620302
Genre : Political Science
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This broad-ranging and original text provides an accessible introduction to British politics since 1945, challenging many well-established orthodoxies.

Postwar British Politics

Author : Peter Kerr
ISBN : 9781134571529
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a fresh view of postwar British politics, very much at odds to the dominant view in contemporary scholarship. The author argues that postwar British politics, up to and including the Blair Government, can be largely characterised in terms of continuity and a gradual evolution from a period of conflict over the primary aims of government strategy to one of recent relative consensus. This book provides a provocative and challenging account of the historical background to the election of the Blair Government and will be of interest to a wide audience.

British Government And Politics Since 1945

Author : Frederick Fernand Ridley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023056471
Genre : Political Science
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Since 1945 Britain has moved from a Cabinet to a Prime Ministerial style of government, and from confrontational to consensual politics and back again. This volume surveys the state of British politics over the last fifty years and charts the changes in the central features of the Britishsystem of government and the types of individuals who become politicians.

The Imf Crisis Of 1976 And British Politics

Author : Kevin Hickson
ISBN : 1850437254
Genre : Business & Economics
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The IMF crisis of 1976 was a seminal event in British political history, with the government seen as going 'cap in hand' to the International Monetary Fund in order to avert financial meltdown. This text uses original source material in order to identify the economic thought and practice which caused the crisis.

The Political Economy Of New Labour

Author : Colin Hay
ISBN : 0719054826
Genre : Political Science
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This work provides a systematic assessment and evaluation of the modernization of the British Labour Party in light of its landslide victory in 1997. It also represents an attempt to locate Labour's modernization in terms of the distincitive political economy of contemporary British capitalism and the impact of globalization, the evolution and transformation of the British State in the post-war period, the legacy of Thatcherism, and the specifics of electoral strategy and competition in contemporary Britain.

Thatcherism And British Politics

Author : Dennis Kavanagh
ISBN : UOM:39015017749972
Genre : History
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Margaret Thatcher is the only 20th-century prime minister to have given her name to a style as well as a doctrine. Although the final balance sheet of the successes and failures of Thatcherism is yet to be tallied, this book places the government of Mrs. Thatcher in the perspective of postwar British politics. Here, Kavanagh describes how a postwar political consensus--covering full employment, welfare, conciliation of the trade unions, a mixed economy with state intervention, and social engineering--was established with the support of dominant groups in the Conservative and Labour parties. He then shows how that settlement broke down in the face of economic problems, changes in policies and personnel in the main parties, and the challenge to the intellectual bases of the consensus mounted by groups on the New Right. The book concludes with an insightful analysis of the government's record, and of prospects for a new consensus. Mrs. Thatcher has cited the breaking of the consensus as one of her primary political objectives, and in this penetrating study she emerges both as the architect of the collapse of consensus and as its product.

Cultural Marxism In Postwar Britain

Author : Dennis L. Dworkin
ISBN : 0822319144
Genre : History
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In this intellectual history of British cultural Marxism, Dennis Dworkin explores one of the most influential bodies of contemporary thought. Tracing its development from beginnings in postwar Britain, through its various transformations in the 1960s and 1970s, to the emergence of British cultural studies at Birmingham, and up to the advent of Thatcherism, Dworkin shows this history to reflect a coherent intellectual tradition, one that represents an implicit and explicit theoretical effort to resolve the crisis of the postwar British Left. Limited to neither a single discipline nor a particular intellectual figure, this book comprehensively views British cultural Marxism in terms of the dialogue between historians and the originators of cultural studies and in its relationship to the new left and feminist movements. From the contributions of Eric Hobsbawm, Christopher Hill, Rodney Hilton, Sheila Rowbotham, Catherine Hall, and E. P. Thompson to those of Perry Anderson, Barbara Taylor, Raymond Williams, Dick Hebdidge, and Stuart Hall, Dworkin examines the debates over issues of culture and society, structure and agency, experience and ideology, and theory and practice. The rise, demise, and reorganisation of journals such as The Reasoner, The New Reasoner, Universities and Left Review, New Left Review, Past and Present are also part of the history told in this volume. In every instance, the focus of Dworkin's attention is the intellectual work seen in its political context. Capturing the excitement and commitment that more than one generation of historians, literary critics, art historians, philosophers, and cultural theorists have felt about an unorthodox and critical tradition of Marxist theory, Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain will appeal to students and scholars of cultural studies as well as those interested in the broader terrain of Marxist theory and contemporary critical theory.

Cameron And The Conservatives

Author : T. Heppell
ISBN : 9780230367487
Genre : Political Science
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Specialists in Conservative Party politics examine the effectiveness of the Cameron led coalition. The contributors examine Cameron as leader and Prime Minister; the Conservatives' modernisation strategy; the level of ideological coherence in 'liberal conservatism'; and the impact of the coalition on a range of policy areas and on 'New' Labour.

Leaders Of The Opposition

Author : T. Heppell
ISBN : 9780230369009
Genre : Political Science
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Timothy Heppell brings together a renowned group of contributors to consider the role of the Leader of the Opposition in British Politics. The book argues that the neglect of opposition studies needs to be addressed, especially given the increasing importance attached to the performance the Leader of the Opposition in the British political system.

Governing Post War Britain

Author : G. O'Hara
ISBN : 9780230361270
Genre : History
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Glen O'Hara draws a compelling picture of Second World War Britain by investigating relations between people and government: the electorate's rising expectations and demands for universally-available social services, the increasing complexity of the new solutions to these needs, and mounting frustration with both among both governors and governed.

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