Britain since 1945

A Political History

Author: David Childs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136322655

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8199

Britain since 1945 is the established textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of the Second World War. David Childs' authoritative chronological survey discusses domestic policy and politics in particular, but also covers external and international relations. This new and improved seventh edition of this important book brings the picture to the present by including the following additions: Tony Blair's resignation and Gordon Brown's accession to power immigration the financial crisis from 2007: the first bank run in Britain since 1866 the 'Special-relationship' with the US and Obama the 2010 General elcetion and the first coalition government since 1945 'Broken Britain' and Crime the era of ‘owned by China' and Britain’s place in a turbulent world. Britain since 1945 is essential reading for any student of contemporary British history and politics.

Post-war Britain

a political history

Author: Alan Sked,Chris Cook

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 838

Postwar

A History of Europe Since 1945

Author: Tony Judt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624766

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 3091

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy.

Britain and World Power Since 1945

Constructing a Nation's Role in International Politics

Author: David M McCourt

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052217

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 7743

After the fall of its empire, Britain still holds sway

State and Society Fourth Edition

A Social and Political History of Britain Since 1870

Author: Martin Pugh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780930410

Category: History

Page: 417

View: 4376

State and Society is one of the most respected introductions to the social and political history of modern Britain. Now in its fourth edition, this book guides readers through the decline of New Labour, the financial crisis and the Coalition Government, as well as discussing the continuing dilemmas of national unity.

A History of Modern Britain

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429931019

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 730

A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. Throughout, Britain is a country on the edge – first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre.

The welfare state in Britain

a political history since 1945

Author: Michael James Hill

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Britain and Europe

A Political History Since 1918

Author: N.J. Crowson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136891986

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5243

This textbook provides a comprehensive account of Britain’s uneasy relationship with continental Europe from 1918 to the present day. Unlike other books on the subject, the author considers 'Europe' in its broadest sense and examines a wider history than just Britain's relations with the European Union (EU). This includes pre-war history and the role of key political institutions outside the EU such as the Council of Europe and the Western European Union. Subjects covered include: how the experience of the inter-war years and the Second World War helped shape attitudes towards the EU european perspectives on Britain as well as the other way round key theories on European integration the changing nature of Britain's global role issues of sovereignty and legitimacy the role of political parties and the Europeanisation of national government the rise of Euroscepticism in British politics and how ‘Europe’ has become entwined in the ideological battles of the main political parties. Exploring the political, diplomatic and military relationship between Britain and Europe, this accessible and wide-ranging textbook is essential core reading for students of British and European history and politics.

Defending the Realm

The Politics of Britain's Small Wars Since 1945

Author: Aaron Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719084415

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 8450

This book details the tactical and operational dynamics of Britain's small wars, arguing that the military's use of force was more heavily constrained by wider strategic and political considerations than previously admitted.

International Relations Since 1945

Author: John W. Young,John Kent

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693064

Category: History

Page: 659

View: 7793

International Relations since 1945 offers undergraduate students a comprehensive and accessible introduction to global political history since World War II. The new edition is comprehensively updated to cover the period between 2001 and 2012. Discussing the World Trade Center attacks and concluding with the run up to the 2012 US presidential elections, a new final section outlines broad developments including the changing world order and the global financial crises. Three new chapters look at terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers including China.Student learning is supported by a range of helpful learning features including biographies of key figures and chronologies of events.New to this edition A new final section covering the period between 2001 and 2012 outlines broad developments including changes in the international order and financial crises.Three new chapters add material on terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers.

NGOs in Contemporary Britain

Non-state Actors in Society and Politics since 1945

Author: N. Crowson,M. Hilton,J. McKay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230234070

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 4035

Examining the history of social movements and non-state socio-political action, this volume shows how Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have proliferated in Britain since 1945, and how they have raised new political agendas, revived associational life, and arguably re-politicized generations disillusioned with the politics of the ballot box.

Euroscepticism in Contemporary British Politics

Opposition to Europe in the Conservative and Labour Parties since 1945

Author: Anthony Forster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134445512

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

View: 7154

Anthony Forster argues that euroscepticism, in addition to being a political stance, displays the seeds of becoming a new faith. Through a detailed analysis of British post-war politics, he shows the development of a core set of beliefs, a history of persecution, displays of moral rectitude in opposing Europe and the power of scepticism to change existing beliefs. This challenging new history of euroscepticism will be a valuable resource for undergraduate students of politics and European studies.

Having it So Good

Britain in the Fifties

Author: Peter Hennessy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141929316

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 811

Having It So Good evokes Britain emerging from the shadow of war and the privations of austerity and rationing into growing affluence. Peter Hennessy takes his readers into the front-rooms where the Coronation was watched on television, to the classrooms and now coffee bars of 1950s Britain – and also into the secret Cabinet rooms in which decisions about the British nuclear bomb were taken and plans made for the catastrophe of nuclear war. He brings to life the ageing Churchill, in his last faltering spell as Prime Minister, the highly-strung Anthony Eden taking his country to war in the teeth of American opposition and world opinion, and the rise of ‘Supermac’ Harold Macmillan, gliding over problems with his Edwardian insouciance. Above all, Having It So Good captures the smell and the flavour of an extraordinary decade in which affluence and anxiety combined to produce their own winds of change.

The World Since 1945

An International History

Author: P. M. H. Bell,Mark Gilbert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472534425

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 4816

A masterly synthesis of the history of the contemporary world, The World Since 1945 offers the ideal introduction to the events of the period between the end of the Second World War and the present day. P. M. H. Bell and Mark Gilbert balance a clear narrative with in-depth analysis to guide the reader through the aftermath of the Second World War, the Cold War, decolonization, Détente and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, up to the on-going ethnic strife and political instability of the 21st century. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to fully reflect developments in the history and historiography of the post-war world, and features five new chapters on the post-Cold War world, covering topics including: - The rise and fall of American hegemony - The decline of Europe - The rise of Asia - Political Islam as a global force - The role of human rights The World Since 1945 challenges us to better understand what happened and why in the post-war period and shows the ways in which the past continues to exercise a profound influence on the present. It is essential reading for any student of contemporary history.

British Politics since the War

Author: Bill Coxall,Lynton Robins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349260134

Category: Great Britain

Page: 336

View: 5544

Britain Since 1945

The People's Peace

Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191587990

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 6553

Britain since 1945: The People's Peace is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the rise of New Labour. Its themes include the troubles of the British economy; public criticism of the legitimacy of the state and its instruments of authority; the co-existence of growing personal prosperity with widespread social inequality; and the debates aroused by decolonization, and Britain's relationship to the Commonwealth, the US and Europe. Changes in cultural life, from the puritanical 'austerity' of the 1940's, through the 'permissiveness' of the 1960s, to the tensions and achievements of recent years are also charted. Using a wide variety of sources, including the records of political parties and the most recently released documents from the Public Records Office, Kenneth Morgan brings the story right up to date and draws comparisons with the post-war history of other nations. This penetrating analysis by a leading twentieth-century historian will prove invaluable to anyone interested in the development of the Britain of today.

The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800

Author: L. Delap,B. Griffin,A. Wills

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230250793

Category: History

Page: 291

View: 3364

This collection of essays explores the broad range of influences which have shaped the distribution of authority within British homes and families - religion, commercial advertising, governments, welfare professionals, medical experts, psychologists and the law.

Crisis and Crossfire

The United States and the Middle East Since 1945

Author: Peter L. Hahn

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597973475

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 5406

Although it seems almost incredible today, the United States had relatively little interest in the Middle East before 1945. But the dynamics and outcome of World War II elevated the importance of the Middle East in the American mind, and the United States has viewed the region with vital interest to its security and economy ever since. The projection of American power into the region has had consequences that have forever changed the United States and the Middle East, with the rise of al Qaeda and the turbulent occupation of Iraq being the latest examples. Crisis and Crossfire surveys and analyzes the broad contours of U.S. involvement in the region. It probes the reasons why the United States implemented various policies and assesses the wisdom of American leaders as they accepted greater responsibilities for preserving stability and security in the Middle East. Major themes include U.S.-Middle East policy in the context of the Cold War, the rise of Arab and Iranian nationalism, decolonization, the U.S. approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of Western dependence on Middle Eastern oil, and America's military interventions, particularly its two wars against Iraq. This book's concise narrative and selection of primary-source documents make it an ideal introduction to U.S.-Middle East relations for students and for anyone with an interest in understanding the history behind today's events.

British Society Since 1945

The Penguin Social History of Britain

Author: Arthur Marwick

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927348

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4136

High and popular culture; family, race, gender and class relations; sexual attitudes and material conditions; science and technology - the diversity of social developments in Britain from 1945 to 2002 are thoroughly explored in this new edition of aclassic text. 'Something of a tour de force... Without serious distortion or omission he moves dexterously through a wide variety of sources, ranging from poetry through film and novels to opinion polls.. it is astonishing how much he gets in' Times Educational Supplement 'An enjoyable, readable, usable achievement which leads the field' John Vincent, Sunday Times

The People's Peace

British History, 1945-1990

Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192852526

Category: Great Britain

Page: 562

View: 5573

This is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from Attlee's creation of a welfare society to Thatcher's decade of private enterprise, and her replacement by John Major. Considering such recurrent political themes as the troubled economy, the class divide, and Britain's adjustment to non-imperial status, the book also surveys the cultural changes that saw post-war austerity replaced by Sixties permissiveness, and subsequently by the disillusion and discontent thathas characterized the last two decades. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including recently released documents, this is an authoritative and penetrating assessment of Britain in the modern world.