British Politics since 1945
Making Contemporary Britain
1. Edition August 1995
1995. 400 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-631-19075-2 - John Wiley & Sons
British Politics since 1945 offers a comprehensive overview of postwar British politics ideal for introductory students and general readers alike. The book balances a narrative of the major events and personalities of the postwar political scene with a critical assessment of the recurrent issues and concerns of political debate. It also analyses the main idealogical perspectives operating within party politics since the Second Wolrd War - from the Right, the Centre and the Left - showing how these dominant groups have viewed developments and expressed their ambitions over the last fifty years.
* Succinct chronological account complemented with critical, thematic assessment of ideas
* Covers central topic on all introductory politics and postwar history
* Extensive use of tabular material, and appendices for reference
From the contents
1. Achievements to Atrophy under Attlee (1945-51).
2. Peace and Prosperity (1951-1960).
3. 1960-70 Decade of Doubt;
Decade of Reform.
4. Careering towards Crisis (1970-1979).
5. Renaissance of the Right (1979-1990).
6. The Pursuit of Post-Thatcherism (1990-1994).
7. Perspectives on British Politics since 1945.
8. Concluding Considerations.