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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.
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.