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Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970

Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970

by David Edgerton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521672317

ISBN-13: 9780521672313

Pub. Date: 12/08/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This impressively researched and controversial book presents an alternative account of the development of one of the greatest states of the twentieth-century. It represents the culmination of David Edgerton's long-standing research on the relationship between science, technology, the military and the British state. Edgerton seeks to put the warfare state back into

Overview

This impressively researched and controversial book presents an alternative account of the development of one of the greatest states of the twentieth-century. It represents the culmination of David Edgerton's long-standing research on the relationship between science, technology, the military and the British state. Edgerton seeks to put the warfare state back into the history of twentieth-century Britain by restoring militarism, science and technology to that history and by challenging conventional accounts that centre on the notion of the welfare state and the narrative of British decline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521672313
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. The military-industrial complex in the interwar years; 2. The warfare state and the nationalisation of Britain, 1939–55; 3. The expert state: the military-scientific complex in the interwar years; 4. The new men and the new state, 1939–70; 5. Anti-historians and technocrats: revisiting the post-war technocratic moment; 6. The warfare state and the 'white heat', 1955–70; 7. The disappearance of the British warfare state; 8. Rethinking the relations of science, technology, industry and war in the twentieth century.

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