Postwar British Politics in Perspective

Author: David Marsh,Jim Buller,Colin Hay,Jim Johnston,Peter Kerr,Stuart McAnulla,Matthew Watson

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745620305

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This broad-ranging and original text provides an accessible introduction to British politics since 1945, challenging many well-established orthodoxies.

Postwar British Politics

From Conflict to Consensus

Author: Peter Kerr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134571526

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3523


This book offers a fresh view of postwar British politics, very much at odds to the dominant view in contemporary scholarship. The author argues that postwar British politics, up to and including the Blair Government, can be largely characterised in terms of continuity and a gradual evolution from a period of conflict over the primary aims of government strategy to one of recent relative consensus. This book provides a provocative and challenging account of the historical background to the election of the Blair Government and will be of interest to a wide audience.

The Political Economy of New Labour

Labouring Under False Pretences?

Author: Colin Hay

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719054822

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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This text is an analysis of the emergence of New Labour from the electoral wilderness to government. It will be of interest to students, academic journalists and policy makers in Britain and North America.

Cameron and the Conservatives

The Transition to Coalition Government

Author: T. Heppell,D. Seawright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367488

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 7056


Specialists in Conservative Party politics examine the effectiveness of the Cameron led coalition. The contributors examine Cameron as leader and Prime Minister; the Conservatives' modernisation strategy; the level of ideological coherence in 'liberal conservatism'; and the impact of the coalition on a range of policy areas and on 'New' Labour.

Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?

A Case Study of the British Debate about Maritime Air Power in the 1960s

Author: Dr Gjert Lage Dyndal

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140948310X

Category: History

Page: 230

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During the 1960s - in the midst of its retreat from empire - the British government had to grapple with complex political and military problems in order to find a strategic defence policy that was both credible and affordable. Addressing what was perhaps the most contentious issue within those debates, this book charts the arguments that raged between supporters of a land based air power strategy, and those who favoured aircraft carriers. Drawing upon a wealth of previously classified documents, the book reveals how the Admiralty and Air Ministry became interlocked in a bitter political struggle over which of their military strategies could best meet Britain's future foreign policy challenges. Whilst the broad story of this inter-service rivalry is well known - the Air Force's proposal for a series of island based airfields, and the Navy championing of a small number of expensive but mobile aircraft carriers - the complexity and previous lack of archival sources means that it has, until now, only ever been partially researched and understood. Former studies have largely focused on the cancellation of the CVA-01 carrier programme, and offered little depth as regards the Royal Air Force perspectives. Given that this was a two-Service rivalry, which greatly influenced many aspects of British foreign and defence policy decisions of the period, this book presents an important and balanced overview of the complex issues involved. Through this historical study of the British debate about maritime air power and strategic alternatives in the 1960s, the detailed arguments used for and against both alternatives demonstrate clear relevance to both historical and contemporary conceptual debates on carrier forces and land-based air power. Both from military strategy and inter-service relationship perspectives, contemporary Britain and many other nations with maritime forces may learn much from this historical case.

The Tories

From Winston Churchill to David Cameron

Author: Timothy Heppell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780931166

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 7982


This book offers a comprehensive and accessible study of the electoral strategies, governing approaches and ideological thought of the British Conservative Party from Winston Churchill to David Cameron. Timothy Heppell integrates a chronological narrative with theoretical evaluation, examining the interplay between the ideology of Conservatism and the political practice of the Conservative Party both in government and in opposition. He considers the ethos of the Party within the context of statecraft theory, looking at the art of winning elections and of governing competently. The book opens with an examination ofthe triumph and subsequent degeneration of one-nation Conservatism in the 1945 to 1965 period,and closes with an analysis of the party's re-entry into government as a coalition with the Liberal Democrats in 2010, and of the developing ideology and approach of the Cameron-led Tory party in government.

British Government and Politics Since 1945

Changes in Perspective

Author: Frederick F. Ridley,Michael Rush

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Great Britain

Page: 248

View: 4049


Since 1945 Britain has moved from a Cabinet to a Prime Ministerial style of government, and from confrontational to consensual politics and back again. This volume surveys the state of British politics over the last fifty years and charts the changes in the central features of the British system of government and the types of individuals who become politicians.

Thatcherism and British Politics

The End of Consensus?

Author: Dennis Kavanagh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198275218

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 3109


Mrs Thatcher has cited the breaking of the post-war political consensus, established with the support of dominant groups in the Conservative and Labour parties, as one of her objectives. In this penetrating study of her style and performance, she emerges as both the midwife and the product of the collapse of consensus. Mrs Thatcher has cited the breaking of the post-war political consensus, established with the support of dominant groups in the Conservative andLabour parties, as one of her objectives. In this penetrating study of her style and performance, she emerges both as the midwife of the collapse of consensus and also as its product.

Leaders of the Opposition

From Churchill to Cameron

Author: T. Heppell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369006

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 9965


Timothy Heppell brings together a renowned group of contributors to consider the role of the Leader of the Opposition in British Politics. The book argues that the neglect of opposition studies needs to be addressed, especially given the increasing importance attached to the performance the Leader of the Opposition in the British political system.

Design and Cultural Politics in Postwar Britain

The "Britain Can Make It" Exhibition of 1946

Author: Patrick Maguire,Jonathan Woodham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780718501419

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 9174


Nine essays and a collection of documents intended as a working tool for students of the post-war period and in particular of design within the period. They discuss the textiles, pottery, and furniture industries in terms of the shifts in meaning and location during the transition from highly controlled wartime production to the more market-based structure that would become characteristic after the immediate reconstruction. Among the specific topics are the place of the exhibition in the history of design; patriotism, politics, and production; adapting utility furniture to peace-time production; and aesthetic idealism and economic reality. Distributed in the US by Books International. The CiP data shows the main title as Popular Politics and Design in Post-War Britain. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR