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Postwar British politics : from conflict to consensus

Author: Peter Kerr
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Series: Routledge/PSA political studies series, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Postwar British Politics challenges established interpretations of postwar British politics and offers in place of these a novel evolutionary account of public policy and the state of Britain since 1945."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kerr
ISBN: 0415232759 9780415232753 9780203991794 0203991796
OCLC Number: 45166630
Notes: Based on the author's thesis.
Description: x, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Introduction: what's the story? 'l'lie established narrative of the postwar period 1 --2 Evolution, not revolution: the problem of explaining Thatcherism 17 --3 Conflict, not consensus: the myth of theKeynesian, social-democratic state settlemenl 39 --4 Reconstructing our perspective: a critical evolutionary pproach to political change 60 --5 Gostopgostop! The fits and starts of government strategy, 1945-76 88 --
6 Struggling for survival:the conflictual nature of early postwar British politics 123 --7 Struggling for definition: the evolution of Thatcherism, 1976-97 159 --8 Final settlement: Thatcherism's hollow victory 188 --9 Conclusion: from conflict to consensus --
theevolution of postwar British politics 210.
Series Title: Routledge/PSA political studies series, 1.
Responsibility: Peter Kerr.
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