Made possible by documents recently released by the Public Records Office, this book marks the first comprehensive assessment of the 1964-1970 Labour Governments headed by Harold Wilson. Contributions span economic policies, foreign affairs, social reform, liberalism, constitutional reform and territorial management to provide a systematic analysis of this key period in modern British history. This book 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.
Published: 13th March 2006