British Politics since 1945 / Edition 1

British Politics since 1945 / Edition 1

by Peter Dorey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631190759

ISBN-13: 9780631190752

Pub. Date: 10/17/1995

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631190752
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/17/1995
Series:
Making Contemporary Britain Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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