Consensus Politics: From Atlee to Major / Edition 2

Consensus Politics: From Atlee to Major / Edition 2

by Dennis Kavanagh, Peter Morris
     
 

British politics from the end of the Second World War until the rise of Thatcherism was characterized by the practice of consensus. In 1979 Margaret Thatcher proclaimed, "it must be a conviction government" - a view incompatible with consensus as a style of governing - and set about challenging the shared assumptions of the previous three decades.

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Overview

British politics from the end of the Second World War until the rise of Thatcherism was characterized by the practice of consensus. In 1979 Margaret Thatcher proclaimed, "it must be a conviction government" - a view incompatible with consensus as a style of governing - and set about challenging the shared assumptions of the previous three decades.

Margaret Thatcher's departure from office and the arrival of her successor, John Major, have had a profound impact on the way Britain is governed - and in this new edition of Consensus Politics, the authors examines the legacy of Thatcherite "conviction politics" and assess the state of consensus in Britain's government today.

This chronicle of the rise and fall of the post-war consensus in five key policy areas - the mixed economy, full employment, trade unions, welfare and foreign policy - remains a superb introduction to one of the major debates of recent political history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631192282
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/27/1994
Series:
Making Contemporary Britain Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

1. Consensus.

2. Mixed Economy.

3. Full Employment.

4. The Role of the Trade Unions.

5. Welfare State.

6. Foreign and Defence Policy.

7. Assessment.

Afterword: From Thatcher to Major.

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