The art of the possible : Politics and governance in modern British history, 1885-1997: essays in memory of Duncan Tanner (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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The art of the possible : Politics and governance in modern British history, 1885-1997: essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Author: Chris Williams; Andrew Edwards
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores some of the major transitions, opportunities and false dawns of modern British political history. It engages with the scholarly legacy of Professor Duncan Tanner (1958-2010) whose work was  Read more...

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Named Person: Duncan Tanner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Williams; Andrew Edwards
ISBN: 0719090717 9780719090714
OCLC Number: 903674761
Description: xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. The making and remaking of `common sense' about British economic policy / Peter Clarke --
2. The `Big State' versus the `Big Society' in twentieth-century Britain / Pat Thane --
3. `One meaning blots out another'? Liberals and Labour in the East Midlands coalfield / David Howell --
4. Cartooning the rise of Labour, 1900 --
21 / Chris Williams --
5. Novels for `thinking people': fiction and the inter-war broad left / Steven Fielding --
6. Myth and counter-myth in Second World War British politics / Andrew Thorpe --
7. Labour, nationalism and the problem of Welsh devolution, c.1939 --
64 / Andrew Edwards --
8. Defending the constitution: the Conservative party and the idea of devolution, 1945 --
74 / Matthew Cragoe --
9. Public and private languages of `class' in the Luton by-election of 1963 / Jon Lawrence --
10. Community and the Labour left in 1970s London / John Davis --
11. Labour, the Union and the rebirth of Welsh devolution / Mari Elin Wiliam.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Williams and Andrew Edwards.

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