Thatcherism and the Fall of Coal: Politics and Economics of U. K. Coal, 1979-2000

Thatcherism and the Fall of Coal: Politics and Economics of U. K. Coal, 1979-2000

by Michael J. Parker, M. J. Parker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0197300251

ISBN-13: 9780197300251

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press


This book documents and analyzes the decline of the UK coal industry from the start of the Thatcher administration through those of Major and Blair. Over that twenty-year period employment in the industry fell by 95 per cent, the UK's reliance on coal shrank, and union power was demolished. The political agenda over two decades remained implacably anti-coal. Yet,…  See more details below

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This book documents and analyzes the decline of the UK coal industry from the start of the Thatcher administration through those of Major and Blair. Over that twenty-year period employment in the industry fell by 95 per cent, the UK's reliance on coal shrank, and union power was demolished. The political agenda over two decades remained implacably anti-coal. Yet, as Parker demonstrates, the actual process of decline was driven by a set of political and economic coincidences and by chance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197300251
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

The Arrival of Mrs Thatcher: Confrontation Postponed

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