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Crisis and consensus in British politics : from Bagehot to Blair

Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text focuses on the collapse of the post-war consensus in the mid-1970s crisis and the emergence of a new consensus in the 1990s. The author follows this process through six key policy areas  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Walter Bagehot; Tony Blair; Walter Bagehot; Tony Blair
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Williams
ISBN: 0312232748 9780312232740 0333775716 9780333775714
OCLC Number: 44172967
Description: x, 231 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Britain in Decline: Structural Change in British Capitalism since the Industrial Revolution --
The Impact of Democracy: from Parliamentary Politics to Party Politics --
Warfare and Welfare: the Road to 1945 and the Post-War Consensus --
The Great Moving Right Show: the Mid-1970s Crisis and the Rise of Thatcherism --
Crisis on the Left: from Labourism to New Labour --
Whitehall's Managerial Revolution: Reconstructing Central Government --
Rolling Back the State: Privatisation and Deregulation --
Steering the Economy: Macro-economic Management from the Gold Standard to EMU --
Getting and Spending: Public Expenditure and Welfare --
Twilight of Ukania: Territorial Politics in Britain --
Missed Chances: Britain and the European Union --
Conclusion: Towards Managerial Society?
Responsibility: Michael Williams.
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