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The legacy of Thatcherism : assessing and exploring Thatcherite social and economic policies

Author: Stephen Farrall; Colin Hay
Publisher: Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: British Academy original paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examining the policies of the Thatcher governments helps us understand the economic and social conditions in Britain today. This book explores Thatcherite policies on the economy, social welfare, housing, education, crime, families, and social inequality, and examines what can be said about the legacy of Thatcherism for the 21st century.
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Named Person: Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Farrall; Colin Hay
ISBN: 9780197265703 0197265707
OCLC Number: 864787466
Description: xxiii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Setting the scene. Interrogating and conceptualizing the legacy of Thatcherism / Colin Hay and Stephen Farrall --
Part II. Specific policy domains. The Thatcherite economic legacy / Helen Thompson ; What were the lasting effects of Thatcher's legacy for social security? The burial of Beveridge? / Michael Hill and Alan Walker ; The legacy of Thatcherism for eduction policies : markets, managerialism and malice (towards teachers) / Peter Dorey ; The housing legacy of Thatcherism / Alan Murie ; That were the lasting effects of Thatcher's legacy for families in the UK? / Miriam E. David ; Thatcherism and crime : the beast that never roared? / Stephen Farrall and Will Jennings ; Mapping the Thatcherite legacy : the human geography of social inequality in Britain since the 1970s / Danny Dorling ; 'Don't cut down the tall poppies' : Thatcherism and the strategy of inequality --
Part III. Concluding observations. Locating 'Thatcherism' in the 'here and now' / Stephen Farrall and Colin Hay.
Series Title: British Academy original paperbacks.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Farrall and Colin Hay.

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