The British State since 1945: An Introduction / Edition 1

The British State since 1945: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Tom Ling
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The British State since 1945: An Introduction / Edition 1

This volume identifies the main changes in the British state since1945 and evaluates their consequences. It provides students andpractitioners with an understanding of the changing public sectorand the relationship between these changes and the wider conduct ofpolitics.

Recent academic and political responses to the British state havebeen influenced by an atmosphere which is increasingly suspiciousof hierarchies, bureaucracies and, indeed, the state itself. TomLing identifies the factors leading to this development and in thefinal chapter he evaluates the more important recent responses tothe changed atmosphere.

The British State Since 1945 will be widely read by students andpractitioners of British politics and public sector change. Itsconcern with policy-making and policy-implementation also makes ita valuable resource for students of social welfare and economicinterventions. Through its evaluation and application of a varietyof theoretical and analytical approaches to the question of theBritish State, this book will also be of interest to everyoneconcerned with more theoretical debates about the nature of thestate and contemporary politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745611402
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/16/1998
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.


1. State Management and the Post-war Settlement.

2. State Management and Economic Policy from the 1940s to the1970s.

3. Managing the British Welfare State.

4. Professional Interests and the British Welfare State.

5. The Emergence of 'New Managerialist' approaches towards theCivil Service in the Transition to Thatcherism.

6. The New Technologies of State Management.

7. Two Case Studies of the Changing British State: YouthTraining and the Instruments of Urban Intervention.

8. The British State: Interpretations and Prospects.


General Index.

Author Index.

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