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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; Duncan Tanner
Publisher: Manchester [U.K] : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)903674761
Named Person: Duncan Tanner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Williams; Andrew Edwards; Duncan Tanner
ISBN: 9781784991562 1784991562
OCLC Number: 921217999
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 254 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Duncan Tanner and the art of the possible - Chris Williams1. The making and remaking of 'common sense' about British economic policy - Peter Clarke2. The 'big state' versus the 'Big Society' in twentieth-century Britain - Pat Thane3. 'One meaning blots out another'? Liberals and Labour in the east midlands coalfield - David Howell4. Cartooning the rise of Labour, 1900-21 - Chris Williams5. Novels for 'thinking people': fiction and the inter-war broad left - Steven Fielding6. Myth and counter-myth in Second World War British politics - Andrew Thorpe7. Labour, nationalism and the problem of Welsh devolution, c.1939-64 - Andrew Edwards8. Defending the constitution: the Conservative party and the idea of devolution, 1945-74 - Matthew Cragoe9. Public and private languages of 'class' in the Luton by-election of 1963 - Jon Lawrence10. Community and the Labour left in 1970s London - John Davis11. Labour, the Union and the rebirth of Welsh devolution - Mari Elin WiliamDuncan Tanner: a select bibliography - Chris WilliamsIndex -- .
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Williams and Andrew Edwards.

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