British Politics Since 1945

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August 1995



"British Politics since 1945" offers a comprehensive overview of postwar British politics ideal for introductory students and general readers alike. The book balances a narrative of the major events and personalities of the postwar political scene with a critical assessment of the recurrent issues and concerns of political debate. It also analyses the main idealogical perspectives operating within party politics since the Second Wolrd War - from the Right, the Centre and the Left - showing how these dominant groups have viewed developments and expressed their ambitions over the last fifty years.Succinct chronological account complemented with critical, thematic assessment of ideas Covers central topic on all introductory politics and postwar history Extensive use of tabular material, and appendices for reference


Introduction. 1. Achievements to Atrophy under Attlee (1945-51). 2. Peace and Prosperity (1951-1960). 3. 1960-70 Decade of Doubt; Decade of Reform. 4. Careering towards Crisis (1970-1979). 5. Renaissance of the Right (1979-1990). 6. The Pursuit of Post-Thatcherism (1990-1994). 7. Perspectives on British Politics since 1945. 8. Concluding Considerations. Appendices.


Peter Dorey is Lecturer at the School of European Studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff.


"Readable and well organised, it is equally suitable for a college course or a popular readership." History: Reviews of New Books
EAN: 9780631190752
ISBN: 0631190759
Untertitel: 'Making Contemporary Britain'. 0 Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1995
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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