Thatcherism and British Politics

The End of Consensus?

Author: Dennis Kavanagh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198275218

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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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.

The Reordering of British Politics

Politics After Thatcher

Author: Dennis Kavanagh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198782018

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 9689

Dennis Kavanagh builds on his classic Thatcherism and British Politics: The End of Consensus? to assess the full impact of the Thatcher years, and the reordering of British politics that has occurred in her wake. Also includes a Postscript on the impact of the 1997 General Election results.

Is Democracy a Lost Cause?

Paradoxes of an imperfect invention

Author: Alfio Mastropaolo

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 1907301380

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Is Democracy a Lost Cause? explores the current debate on democracy. It starts by discussing the meaning of ‘democracy’ and how the understanding of this important political concept has either broadened or contracted, depending on changing political circumstances. Mastropaolo then poses the question of what it means for democracy to be the ‘government of the people’. He deals with the way in which democratic government has been affected by changes in the fabric of society, by the evolution of democratic theory itself, and by the transformations affecting the state and political parties. Political class and citizens’ attitudes towards democratic politics, increasingly characterised by resentment and often taking the form of an anti-politics, are analysed in the concluding chapters.

Margaret Thatchers Wirtschaftspolitik und ihr Niederschlag in ausgewählten Romanen

Author: Timm-Daniel Köpke

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638736512


Page: 68

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Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 1995 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,0, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Kiel (Englisches Seminar), Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Die Diplomarbeit gibt einen Uberblick uber die Wirtschaftspolitik von Margaret Thatcher und zeigt an zwei Beispielen auf, wie diese ihren Niederschlag in der Literatur gefunden hat (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1983) von Fay Weldon und Cuts: A Very Short Novel (1987) von Malcolm Bradbury), Abstract: Der Einleitung folgt ein geschichtlicher Uberblick uber die Nachkriegszeit und die Thatcher-Ara. Dem Leser soll dadurch das Verstandnis fur die Analyse wirtschaftlicher und gesellschaftlicher Schwerpunkte in den folgenden Kapiteln erleichtert werden. Der getrennten Untersuchung der Werke wird eine generelle Betrachtung des Verhaltnisses von Realitat und Fiktion vorangestellt. Auf dieser theoretischen Grundlage aufbauend, werden je Roman zuerst bedeutende wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Aspekte untersucht. Nach der inhaltlichen Diskussion erfolgt dann eine Analyse wichtiger formaler und stilistischer Punkte. Die beiden Kapitel enden jeweils mit einer kritischen Wurdigung. Abgeschlossen wird die Untersuchung durch einen Vergleich der betrachteten Erzahlungen in bezug auf den Niederschlag des Thatcherismus. Die Trennung in wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Aspekte - sowohl beim geschichtlichen Uberblick als auch bei der Analyse der Literatur - fuhrt in einzelnen Randbereichen zu Uberschneidungen. Die vorliegende Arbeit versteht unter Wirtschaftspolitik alle Regierungsmassnahmen, die auf die Erfullung folgender Ziele ausgerichtet sind: Preisniveaustabilitat, stetiges und angemessenes Wirtschaftswachstum, hoher Beschaftigungsstand sowie aussenwirtschaftliches Gleichgewicht.1 Bei der Darstellung wird das letztgenannte Ziel weitgehend ausgeklammert, da es wahrend der Regierungszeit von Margaret Thatcher von untergeordneter Bedeutung war

Principles and Politics in Contemporary Britain

Author: Mark Garnett

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845407261

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 1890

This book shows the importance of political ideas in policy-making and demonstrates the extent to which pragmatic considerations preclude the imposition of rigid ideological programmes. It charts the decline of the postwar British 'consensus', the changing face of both the Conservative and Labour parties under the long shadow of Thatcherism, and the growing emergence of single issue policies such as environmentalism and feminism. With an extensive bibliography and suggested seminar and essay topics, Principles and Politics can be used on any course which focuses on contemporary British politics as well as having general appeal to those interested in looking at the contemporary political and ideological debate in the context of wider issues and trends. This second edition is completely revised and updated.

Politics in Europe

Author: M. Donald Hancock,Christopher J. Carman,Marjorie Castle,David P. Conradt,Raffaella Y. Nanetti,Robert Leonardi,William Safran,Stephen White

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483323056

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

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Thoroughly updated, this sixth edition of Hancock et al.’s Politics in Europe remains an approachable yet rigorous introduction to the region—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Poland, and the European Union. Its strong analytic framework and organization, coupled with detailed country coverage written by country experts, ensure that students not only get a robust introduction to each country, but also are able to make meaningful cross-national comparisons. Key updates include the latest in European politics, including recent election results, the content and impact of the Eurozone crisis, the emergence of a new “Nordic model” of welfare capitalism, and coverage of key social and political issues including globalization, terrorism, immigration, gender, religion, and transatlantic relations.

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan

A Very Political Special Relationship

Author: J. Cooper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283661

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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A new exploration of the relationship between the Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan administrations in domestic policy. Using recently released documentary material and extensive research interviews, James Cooper demonstrates how specific policy transfer between these 'political soul mates' was more limited than is typically assumed.

The British Political Process

An Introduction

Author: Tony Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134943989

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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British Political Process: An Introduction is an exciting new text for students which clearly and simply explains the workings of the British political system. Written by those close to the political process, it provides an authoritative, reliable and manageable guide to understanding all the key elements of government and politics in Britain. It begins by placing British politics in context and then explores those areas which feature on British Politics courses. Benefits to students include: * an exploration of the key areas, including: the constitution; elections; parties; pressure groups and lobbying; media; parliament; Whitehall; the Prime Minister and Ministers; the EU; devolution; and the future of British politics * government documents which give unique insights into actual political processes, as well as figures, cartoons and tables which illustrate and summarise information and statistics in an accessible way * appendices provide useful information such as: a glossary of terms; a chronology of events; a digest of facts; and a guide to politics on the internet * a knowledgeable and experienced team of writers who offer a unique insight into British political processes.

Ian McEwan

Author: Dominic Head

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847795862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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In this survey Ian McEwan emerges as one of those rare writers whose works have received both popular and critical acclaim. His novels grace the bestseller lists, and he is well regarded by critics, both as a stylist and as a serious thinker about the function and capacities of narrative fiction. McEwan's novels treat issues that are central to our times: politics, and the promotion of vested interests; male violence and the problem of gender relations; science and the limits of rationality; nature and ecology; love and innocence; and the quest for an ethical worldview. Yet he is also an economical stylist: McEwan's readers are called upon to attend, not just to the grand themes, but also to the precision of his spare writing. Although McEwan's later works are more overtly political, more humane, and more ostentatiously literary than the early work, Dominic Head uncovers the continuity as well as the sense of evolution through the oeuvre. Head makes the case for McEwan's prominence - pre-eminence, even - in the canon of contemporary British novelists.

The Free Economy and the Strong State

The Politics of Thatcherism

Author: Andrew Gamble

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780333593325

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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By the time Margeret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister in 1990, she has tranformed the fortunes of her Conservative Party. Under her leadership the Conservatives won three general election victories in a row over a divided opposition and enjoyed a degree of political and ideological dominance that led many to speak of the end of the socialist era and the emergence of a new consensus. What Reagan had done in the United States, Margaret Thatcher had done in Britain. A new word—Thatcherism—had entered the political lexicon. Thatcherism came to signify a wide-ranging and distinctive political project aimed at promoting economic recovery and restoring the authority of the state. This second, revised and updated edition of The Free Economy and the Strong State explores the political and ideological roots of Thatcherism and its relationship to the Conservative tradition and to the economic liberal ideology of the New Right, as well as to the new political agenda which emerged from the advent of recession and the crisis of the world order in the 1970's. Andrew Gamble provides a clear and thorough account of the genesis of Thatcherism in opposition, its record in government and of the way it has been analyzed by the left and right. His book makes a major contribution to separating rhetoric from reality and understanding both the impact and the limits of Thatcherism in its bid to establish a new political hegemony and tackle Britain's economic decline.

Devolution and British Politics

Author: Michael Oneill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873645

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Introducing Social Policy

Author: Cliff Alcock,Guy Daly,Edwin Griggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864557

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 7835

The completely revised second edition of this highly respected textbook provides a comprehensive yet digestible and accessible introduction to the theoretical foundations, development and crucial areas of contemporary concern in social policy and welfare. Fully up to date, it provides a concise but thorough overview of the context for the provision of social welfare in contemporary Britain and beyond. Providing an integrated framework to highlight the relationships between theory, policy and practice, Introducing Social Policy examines social policy from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It therefore encourages a broad understanding of the importance of the subject within social policy itself, as well in social work, healthcare, education and beyond.

The Political Economy of New Labour

Labouring Under False Pretences?

Author: Colin Hay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 5658

This work provides a systematic assessment and evaluation of the modernization of the British Labour Party in light of its landslide victory in 1997. It also represents an attempt to locate Labour's modernization in terms of the distincitive political economy of contemporary British capitalism and the impact of globalization, the evolution and transformation of the British State in the post-war period, the legacy of Thatcherism, and the specifics of electoral strategy and competition in contemporary Britain.

British Political Parties Today

Author: Robert Garner,Richard N. Kelly

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719030482

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 5333

This textbook analyzes the major political parties in Britain - their ideals, organization, electoral records and prospects and the effect they have on British politics and society.