Britain Since 1945: A Political History

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Britain since 1945 is the established textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of the Second World War. David Childs' authoritative chronological survey discusses domestic policy and politics in particular, but also covers external and international relations. This new and improved seventh edition of this important book brings the picture to the present by including the following ...

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Overview

Britain since 1945 is the established textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of the Second World War. David Childs' authoritative chronological survey discusses domestic policy and politics in particular, but also covers external and international relations. This new and improved seventh edition of this important book brings the picture to the present by including the following additions:

  • Tony Blair's resignation and Gordon Brown's accession to power
  • immigration
  • the financial crisis from 2007: the first bank run in Britain since 1866
  • the 'Special-relationship' with the US and Obama
  • the 2010 General elcetion and the first coalition government since 1945
  • 'Broken Britain' and Crime
  • the era of ‘owned by China'
  • and Britain’s place in a turbulent world.

Britain since 1945 is essential reading for any student of contemporary British history and politics.

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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: 9780415519526
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,157,836
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (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

1. Summer Victories 2. Achievement and Austerity under Attlee, 1945-51 3. Colonial Retreat and Cold War 4. Churchill and Eden, 1951-1957 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. The Thatcher 'Revolution', 1979-83 10. Thatcher in Decline, 1983-1990 11. In Major's 'Classless Society', 1990-96 12. Blair's First Term, 1997-2001 13. Blair’s Governments, 2001-2005 14. Blair's Third Term 15. From Brown To Cameron 16. Britain’s Coalition Experiment, 2010

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