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Postwar British Politics in Perspective

Postwar British Politics in Perspective Author David Marsh
ISBN-10 0745620302
Release 1999-06-02
Pages 264
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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

Postwar British Politics Author Peter Kerr
ISBN-10 9781134571529
Release 2005-07-26
Pages 256
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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.



Thatcherism and British Politics

Thatcherism and British Politics Author Dennis Kavanagh
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017749972
Release 1990
Pages 339
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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.



The Political Economy of New Labour

The Political Economy of New Labour Author Colin Hay
ISBN-10 0719054826
Release 1999
Pages 242
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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.



The IMF Crisis of 1976 and British Politics

The IMF Crisis of 1976 and British Politics Author Kevin Hickson
ISBN-10 1850437254
Release 2005-05-13
Pages 259
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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.



Political Analysis

Political Analysis Author Colin Hay
ISBN-10 9781137241498
Release 2002-04-30
Pages 336
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Political Analysis provides an accessible and engaging yet original introduction and distinctive contribution, to the analysis of political structures, institutions, ideas and behaviours, and above all, to the political processes through which they are constantly made and remade. Following an innovative introduction to the main approaches and concepts in political analysis, the text focuses thematically on the key issues which currently concern and divide political analysts, including the boundaries of the political; the question of structure, agency and power; the dynamics of political change; the relative significance of ideas and material factors; and the challenge posed by postmodernism which the author argues the discipline can strengthen itself by addressing without allowing it to become a recipe for paralysis.



Exploring British Politics

Exploring British Politics Author Mark Garnett
ISBN-10 9781317551638
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 656
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Exploring British Politics is a concise, comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject. Fully updated and revised, the new edition covers the 2015 general election and recent developments in the role of political parties, changes in party ideology, the UK's relationship with the European Union, and the future of the UK itself. Designed to stimulate critical analysis and provoke lively debate, it provides new perspectives on two key themes – the health of British democracy and the transition from traditional models of government to more flexible forms of ‘governance’. The special features of the new edition include: Comprehensive analysis of the 2015 general election and the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence A focus on topical controversies, such as the relationship between politicians and the media and the arguments for and against Human Rights legislation Explanation of the ways in which British governments have responded to dramatic social change, and to serious economic challenges in an era of ‘globalisation’ Extensive guides to further reading at the end of each chapter Whilst it provides the essential historical background for a full understanding of British politics, contemporary issues are to the fore throughout and readers are encouraged to scrutinise what is often taken for granted and to develop their own thoughts and ideas. Whether studying the subject for the first time or revisiting it, Exploring British Politics is the ideal undergraduate text.



British politics in perspective

British politics in perspective Author R. L. Borthwick
ISBN-10 0718512472
Release 1984
Pages 251
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British politics in perspective has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from British politics in perspective also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full British politics in perspective book for free.



Cameron and the Conservatives

Cameron and the Conservatives Author T. Heppell
ISBN-10 9780230367487
Release 2012-02-07
Pages 268
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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.



The Ideas That Shaped Post War Britain

The Ideas That Shaped Post War Britain Author David Marquand
ISBN-10 9780008191931
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 320
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The seventy years since the end of the Second World War have seen dramatic changes in Britain’s cultural, intellectual and political climate. Old class allegiances have been challenged by new loyalties to gender, ethnicity, religion or lifestyle and a new sensibility of self-fulfilment – sometimes hedonistic, sometimes altruistic – has been born.



The Politics of Decline

The Politics of Decline Author Jim Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9781317875413
Release 2014-06-11
Pages 132
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The key aim of this new book is to show how economic decline has always been a highly politicised concept, forming a central part of post-war political argument. In doing so, Tomlinson reveals how the term has been used in such ways as to advance particular political causes.



Leaders of the Opposition

Leaders of the Opposition Author T. Heppell
ISBN-10 9780230369009
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 282
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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

Governing Post War Britain Author G. O'Hara
ISBN-10 9780230361270
Release 2012-04-11
Pages 309
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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.



Demystifying Globalization

Demystifying Globalization Author Colin Hay
ISBN-10 0333968573
Release 2001
Pages 197
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Globalisation is the buzz word of the 1990s, conjuring a growing diversity of associations and connotations. This volume assesses the contribution of the globalisation thesis to our understanding of social, political and economic change.



British Political Parties Today

British Political Parties Today Author Robert Garner
ISBN-10 0719051053
Release 1998-06-15
Pages 272
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This important new book, one of the first to reflect the 1997 election result and its effects, reassesses the major political parties in Britain--their ideals, organizations, finances, electoral prospects and the effect they have upon British society. The authors begin by clarifying the functions of political parties, before examining their policies and the extent to which there is a consensus in modern British politics. The shifting nature of Britain's party system is then dissected, before a much closer look is taken at the structure, leadership and membership of Britain's three major parties. A separate chapter also inspects the parties of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, offering a fresh perspective on their priorities and internal organization. Although the book has a strong historical content, it also takes a sharp look at British politics under the new Labor government, while considering the state of the Tory party under William Hague. The likely effect of a more intrusive European Union is also embraced.



German Migrants in Post War Britain

German Migrants in Post War Britain Author Dr Inge Weber-Newth
ISBN-10 9781135766313
Release 2006-03-29
Pages 224
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Both timely and topical, with 2005 marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this unique book examines the little-known and under-researched area of German migration to Britain in the immediate post-war era. Authors Weber-Newth and Steinert analyze the political framework of post-war immigration and immigrant policy, and the complex decision-making processes that led to large-scale labour migration from the continent. They consider: * identity, perception of self and others, stereotypes and prejudice * how migrants dealt with language and intercultural issues * migrants' attitudes towards national socialist and contemporary Germany * migrants' motivation for leaving Germany * migrants' initial experiences and their reception in Britain after the war, as recalled after 50 years in the host country, compared to their original expectations. Based on rich British and German governmental and non-governmental archive sources, contemporary newspaper articles and nearly eighty biographically–oriented interviews with German migrants, this outstanding volume, a must-read for students and scholars in the fields of social history, sociology and migration studies, expertly encompasses political as well as social-historical questions and engages with the social, economic and cultural situation of German immigrants to Britain from a life-historical perspective.



Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain

Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain Author Dennis L. Dworkin
ISBN-10 0822319144
Release 1997
Pages 322
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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.