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

ISBN-10:
0197300251
ISBN-13:
9780197300251
Pub. Date:
03/28/2001
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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

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.

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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)

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The Arrival of Mrs Thatcher: Confrontation Postponed

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