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Governing post-war Britain : the paradoxes of progress, 1951-1973

Author: Glen O'Hara
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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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."--Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glen O'Hara
ISBN: 9780230230569 0230230563
OCLC Number: 748328688
Description: xi, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Progress and its paradoxes --
pt. I. Ideas from "the outside" : The use and abuse of foreign archetypes in British economic policy ; Archetype, example or warning? British views of Scandinavia --
pt. II. Sliding away from stability : President Kennedy, Prime Minister Macmillan and the gold market, 1960-63 ; President Johnson, Prime Minister Wilson and the slow collapse of equilibrium, 1964-68 --
pt. III. Governing Britain : The creation and early work of the Parliamentary 'Ombudsman' ; Sir Alec Cairncross and the art and craft of economic advice, 1961-69 ; 'An all over expansion': the politics of the land in 'golden age' Britain --
pt. IV. Educating the nation : Planning the education system in the post-war era ; Slum schools, civil servants and sociology: educational priority areas, 1967-72 ; Strange triumphs?
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