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Principles and politics in contemporary Britain

Author: Mark Garnett
Publisher: Luton : Andrews UK Limited, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book shows the importance of political ideas in policy-making and demonstrates the extent to which pragmatic considerations preclude the imposition of rigid ideological programmes. It charts the decline of the postwar British 'consensus', the changing face of both the Conservative and Labour parties under the long shadow of Thatcherism, and the growing emergence of single issue policies such as environmentalism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Garnett, Mark.
Principles and Politics in Contemporary Britain.
Luton : Andrews UK, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Garnett
ISBN: 9781845407278 184540727X
OCLC Number: 868916635
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Front matter; Title page; Copyright page; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Principles and Politics; Body matter; 1: A Decade of Discontent: The Labour Party, 1970-79; 2: From Selsdon Man to Grantham Woman: The Conservative Party, 1970-79; 3: The Liberals and their Allies, 1970-2006; 4: Thatcherism and its Legacy, 1979-90; 5: Socialism or Social Democracy? The Labour Party, 1979-94; 6: Nationalism in UK Politics; 7: The Conservatives since Thatcher, 1990-2006; 8: 'New' Labour; 9: Pressure Groups and the Rise of Apathy. Conclusion: Principles and Politics since 1970Back matter; Also available.
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This book shows the importance of political ideas in policy-making and demonstrates the extent to which pragmatic considerations preclude the imposition of rigid ideological programmes. It charts the decline of the postwar British 'consensus', the changing face of both the Conservative and Labour parties under the long shadow of Thatcherism, and the growing emergence of single issue policies such as environmentalism and feminism. With an extensive bibliography and suggested seminar and essay ...

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