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The Politics of Decline : An Interpretation of British Politics from the 1940s to the 1970s - G. Fry

The Politics of Decline

An Interpretation of British Politics from the 1940s to the 1970s

By: G. Fry

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Published: 7th December 2004
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Britain was victorious in the Second World War, and yet thirty years later she had many of the characteristics of a defeated nation. What went wrong? The Politics of Decline sets out the assumptions of the 1940s and clinically examines the records of successive Governments as they strove to run the country in the approved manner. The I.M.F. crisis of 1976 brought these efforts to a shuddering halt. Using original sources, this book marshals the evidence to support a compellingly written interpretation of events.

Preface
'A Period of National Humiliation and Decline'
Ghost in the Machine: Britain as a Great Power
Ghost in the Machine: The Keynesian Full Employment Welfare State
Ghost in the Machine: The Electoral Revolution of 1945 and the Veto
Wheat and Tares Together Sown: The Attlee Labour Governments 1945
Fast Falls the Eventide: The Churchill Conservative Government 1951
The Reckoning: The Eden Conservative Government 1955
The Failure of the Middle Way: The Macmillan and Home Conservative Governments 1957
The Wrong Revolution: The Wilson Labour Governments 1964
The Heath Experiment: The Conservative Government 1970
The Last Act: The Labour Governments 1974
References
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780333726228
ISBN-10: 0333726227
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 7th December 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1