Britain Since 1945: A Political History / Edition 4

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Overview

Britain since 1945 is the standard text on British political history since World War II. This in-depth chronological survey focuses on domestic policy and politics but also covers external and international relations. This fourth edition of David Childs' classic text has substantial additions, including: exploration of the economic impact of Thatcherism; a new chapter on Major; in-depth coverage of the last decade; revised material on the early decades; discussion of the changing nature of the workforce up-to-date statistical data and graphs.
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Overviews British political history since WWII, focusing on domestic policy and politics and covering external and international relations. New topics include the monarchy in crisis, New Labor and Tony Blair, and problems of the Conservative Party. This edition is updated since 1992 and includes information on the economic impact of Thatcherism, revised material on earlier decades, and discussion of the changing nature of the work force. It also reflects interviews with a wider cross section of politicians. For students of political science. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415164603
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/22/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Childs is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Nottingham.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Note and acknowledgements to the second edition
Acknowledgements to the third edition
Acknowledgements to the fourth edition
List of Abbreviations
1 Summer Victories
2 Achievement and Austerity Under Attlee, 1945-51
3 Colonial Retreat and Cold War
4 Churchill and Eden, 1951-57
5 Macmillan and the Affluent Society, 1957-64
6 Wilson's Attempts at Reform, 1964-70
7 The Unexpected Prime Minister: Edward Heath, 1970-74
8 Labour's Minority Governments, 1974-79
9 Thatcher's 'Revolution', 1979-83
10 Thatcher: Triumph and Fall, 1983-90
11 In Major's 'Classless Society', 1990-97
Appendix: Tables
Selected Bibliography
Index
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