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United Kingdom

Bingham, Adrian

Polity Histories

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1. Auflage September 2022
256 Seiten, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-5095-3756-3
John Wiley & Sons

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The United Kingdom has been at the heart of global history for centuries - as a conqueror, an engine of international trade, and a symbol of modernity. It was the first industrial nation, the centre of the world's biggest empire, and the home of an enduring and influential parliamentary democracy. Since 1945, the UK has faced unprecedented challenges as it came to terms with the loss of great power status, the surrender of its colonial territories, the decline of its staple industries, and growing pressures threatening to tear apart the union holding together England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In this innovative and timely book, leading historian Adrian Bingham guides readers through the key developments in British post-war history to reveal how the nation was shaped by ongoing tensions about the legacies and lessons of the past. The UK has become a more diverse, pluralistic and mobile society but it remains one struggling to come to terms with its changed position in the world, and unable to reach consensus around a vision for the future.

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The United Kingdom has been at the heart of global history for centuries - as a conqueror, an engine of international trade, and a symbol of modernity. It was the first industrial nation, the centre of the world's biggest empire, and the home of an enduring and influential parliamentary democracy. Since 1945, the UK has faced unprecedented challenges as it came to terms with the loss of great power status, the surrender of its colonial territories, the decline of its staple industries, and growing pressures threatening to tear apart the union holding together England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In this innovative and timely book, leading historian Adrian Bingham guides readers through the key developments in British post-war history to reveal how the nation was shaped by ongoing tensions about the legacies and lessons of the past. The UK has become a more diverse, pluralistic and mobile society but it remains one struggling to come to terms with its changed position in the world, and unable to reach consensus around a vision for the future.

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Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Seeking a Role

Chapter 2: The Pursuit of Economic Growth

Chapter 3: From Cradle to Grave

Chapter 4: A Disunited Kingdom?

Chapter 5: People Power

Chapter 6: Looking after Number 1

Afterword

Further Reading

Notes
Adrian Bingham is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Sheffield and has written extensively on the popular press, gender and sexuality. He is co-editor of the journal Gender & History and a Senior Associate of History and Policy.