Britain Since 1945 / Edition 1

Britain Since 1945 / Edition 1

by Jonathan Hollowell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631209689

ISBN-13: 9780631209683

Pub. Date: 12/23/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This book offers a comprehensive overview of Britain’s development since the end of the Second World War. Drawing together the themes that have dominated discussion amongst scholars and media commentators, the volume provides a valuable introduction for students of contemporary British history, politics, and society.

Britain Since 1945 comprises

Overview

This book offers a comprehensive overview of Britain’s development since the end of the Second World War. Drawing together the themes that have dominated discussion amongst scholars and media commentators, the volume provides a valuable introduction for students of contemporary British history, politics, and society.

Britain Since 1945 comprises twenty-three contributions from leading authorities and newer scholars, set in context with a foreword by Raymond Seitz. The chapters are grouped under the thematic headings of government, society, and economy, and address topics such as:

  • foreign policy
  • political parties
  • the media
  • political and economic issues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • race relations
  • women and social change
  • science and information technology
  • culture
  • industrial relations
  • the welfare state

The book fuses together these key perspectives to provide a rich portrait of Britain in the late twentieth century and the changes and developments that have shaped the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631209683
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/23/2002
Series:
Making Contemporary Britain Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

General Editor's Preface. (Anthony Seldon).

Foreword. (The Hon. Raymond G. H. Seitz).

Part I: Government and Politics.

1. Foreign and Defence Policy. (Christopher Coker).

2. The Constitution, Government and Parliament. (Simon James).

3. The Political Parties. (Alan Sked).

4. From Commonwealth to European Integration. (Jonathan Hollowell).

5. Scotland: Cultural Base and Economic Catalysts. (James Mitchell) 6. Wales since 1945. (Kenneth Morgan).

7. Northern Ireland since 1945. (Henry Patterson).

8. The Currents of Political Thought. (Roger Eatwell).

9. The Civil Service. (Keith Dowding).

10. Local Government. (Nirmala Rao).

11. The Media. (Michael Bromley).

Part II: Society.

12. Social Trends, Structures, Values and Behaviour. (Arthur Marwick).

13. Women and Social Change 1945-1995. (Jane Lewis).

14. Cultural Change. (Jim McGuigan).

15. Education. (Anthony Heath).

16. Race Relations. (Shamit Saggar).

17. Health and Health Care. (Ray Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Surender and Tarani Chandola).

18. Science and Information Technology. (Jon Agar).

19. Pressure Groups. (Wyn Grant).

Part III: Economy.

20. Economic Policy. (Stephen Broadberry).

21. Employment and the Labour Market. (Duncan Gallie).

22. Industrial and Labour Relations. (Chris Wrigley).

23. Welfare State since 1945. (Helen Fawcett).

Index.

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