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The Labour Governments 1964-1970 : 1964-1970 - Peter Dorey

The Labour Governments 1964-1970


By: Peter Dorey (Editor)

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Peter Dorey here presents the most comprehensive, in-depth and original book of the 1964-1970 labour governments published to date.

This unique account examines a wide range of political issues and makes extensive use of primary sources recently released by the Public Records Office, including previously unpublished cabinet papers, ministerial correspondence, ministers' private papers and interviews with former ministers.

Peter Dorey analyzes the policies and intra-party debates of the era and the problems which ministers faced in the context of both external events, and the growing unrest amongst labour backbenchers.

Providing a systematic analysis of this key period in modern British history, contributions span economic policies, foreign affairs, social reform, liberalism, constitutional reform and territorial management, thus ensuring that this text is essential reading for researchers and students of politics and government.

Labour in opposition, 1951-64 / Kevin Jefferys -- The social background of Labour MPs elected in 1964 and 1966 / Peter Dorey -- The problem of party management / Eric Shaw -- The Fabian political economy of Harold Wilson / Noel Thompson -- From "policy for incomes" to incomes policy / Peter Dorey -- Industrial relations imbroglio / Peter Dorey -- Policy towards the EEC / Helen Parr and Melissa Pine -- Foreign policy beyond Europe / Rhiannon Vickers -- Whitehall reform / Kevin Theakston -- Parliamentary reform / Donald Shell -- Scottish nationalism and demands for devolution / James Mitchell -- Welsh nationalism and demands for devolution / Peter Dorey -- English regional policy / Janet Mather -- From indifference to intervention : Labour and Northern Ireland / Peter Dorey -- Education, education, education / Peter Dorey -- Towards public-private partnership : Labour and pensions policy / Stephen Thornton -- Immigration and race relations / James Hampshire -- Abolition of the death penalty / Neville Twitchell -- Homosexual law reform / Peter Dorey.

ISBN: 9780203327227
ISBN-10: 0203327225
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 13th March 2006