Britain Since 1945

A Political History

Author: David Childs

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415248044

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 3155

This book focuses on domestic policy and politics but also gives weight to external and international relations. A new fifth edition which is aimed at both A-level and undergraduate students.

Britain Since 1945

A Political History

Author: David Childs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415060240

Category: Great Britain

Page: 398

View: 8988

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 sixth edition of this important book brings the picture to the present by including the following additions: discussion of 11 September 2001, the Iraq war and after, the elections of Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron as leaders of the Conservative party, immigration, asylum and identity, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, the 2005 election and Blair's standing as Prime Minister, the controversy over fox hunting, the Gambling Act and 24-hour drinking, the importance of China on the British stage. British since 1945 is essential reading for any student of contemporary British history and politics. Book jacket.

Longman Companion to Britain Since 1945

Author: Chris Cook,John Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317879953

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2705

This timely new edition of the Longman Companion to Britain since 1945 (compiled by the series editors themselves) provides a wide-ranging compendium of key facts and figures on British history from the start of the landmark Attlee government in 1945 to the final years of the 1990s. The book embraces all major aspects of British history, government and society, reflecting the massive social, political and economic changes that have transformed the face of Britain since the end of the Second World War. Fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the advent of Tony Blair, the electoral victory of New Labour in 1997 and the major constitutional changes currently underway in Britain. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in the history and politics of post-war Britain - from students and teachers to party activists and lovers of reader-friendly reference books.

The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives

Sources since 1945

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136509615

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 4487

This major new reference work provides an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to archive sources now becoming available for British political history since 1945. With a user-friendly layout, the book presents a comprehensive range of 1,500 personal papers from leading statesmen, backbench politicians, writers, campaigners, diplomats and generals which cover the key aspects of British history since of the end of the Second World War. Compiled by an experienced archivist, this comprehensive, easy-to-use and authoritative guide is an invaluable resource for researchers of modern British history.

The welfare state in Britain

a political history since 1945

Author: Michael James Hill

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Political Science

Page: 188

View: 1263

Britain Since 1945

Author: Jonathan Hollowell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470758171

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 3227

This book offers a comprehensive overview of Britain's development since the end of the Second World War. It comprises 23 contributions from leading authorities and newer scholars, set in context with a foreword by Raymond Seitz. A comprehensive and fascinating introduction to Britain from the end of the Second World War Draws together the themes that have dominated discussion amongst scholars and media commentators The chapters are set in context with a foreword by Raymond Seitz Covers topics such as foreigh policy, political parties, the media, race relations, women and social change, science and IT, culture, industrial relations, the welfare state, and political and economic issues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

State and Society Fourth Edition

A Social and Political History of Britain since 1870

Author: Martin Pugh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780930941

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5939

As a vigorous interpretation of political and social developments in Britain since the late-Victorian era, State and Society has rapidly become one of the most respected and widely read introductions to the history of modern Britain. In this new edition, the account is updated to take in the decline of New Labour, the financial crisis and the Coalition Government. Pugh examines not only the changes in the political and social spectrums but also those elements of continuity linking the past with more recent history. He closes with an assessment of the continuing dilemmas of national unity - encompassing both positive and negative aspects, from the Royal Wedding to immigration and the defence cuts.

Reluctant Europeans

Britain and European Integration 1945-1998

Author: David Gowland,Arthur Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878604

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 5925

During the past fifty years few issues in British politics have generated such heated controversy as Britain's approach to European integration. Why has Europe had such an explosive impact on British politics? What impelled British policymakers to embrace a European destiny and why did they take such a cautious approach? These are some of the key issues addressed inThe Reluctant Europeans. This new study draws upon recently available source material providing a clear chronological account and covering events right up to Blair's first year in office and the launch of the Euro.

The British Political Process

An Introduction

Author: Anthony Wright,Rob Clements

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415049665

Category: Political Science

Page: 393

View: 1674

Annotation. Written by those close to the political process, The British Political Process provides an authoritative, reliable and manageable guide to understanding all the key elements of government and politics in Britain.

Moving the Goalposts

A History of Sport and Society in Britain since 1945

Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134766882

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 9316

Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport.

State and Society

A Social and Political History of Britain Since 1870

Author: Martin Pugh

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340966891

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5566

'State and Society' interprets political and social developments since the late Victorian era, with the relationship between the British state and its citizens as a central theme.

'The Special Relationship'

A Political History of Anglo-American Relations Since 1945

Author: Christopher John Bartlett

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited


Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 6875

Never Had It So Good

A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles

Author: Dominic Sandbrook

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141274

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 2345

In 1956 the Suez Crisis finally shattered the old myths of the British Empire and paved the way for the tumultuous changes of the decades to come. In NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, Dominic Sandbrook takes a fresh look at the dramatic story of affluence and decline between 1956 and 1963. Arguing that historians have until now been besotted by the supposed cultural revolution of the Sixties, Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and paints a more complicated picture of a society caught between conservatism and change. He explores the growth of a modern consumer society, the impact of immigration, the invention of modern pop music and the British retreat from empire. He tells the story of the colourful characters of the period, like Harold Macmillan, Kingsley Amis and Paul McCartney, and brings to life the experience of the first post-imperial generation, from the Notting Hill riots to the first Beatles hits, from the Profumo scandal to the cult of James Bond. In this strikingly impressive debut, he combines academic verve and insight with colourful, dramatic writing to produce a classic, ground-breaking work that will change forever how we think about the Sixties.

Britain Since 1945

The People's Peace

Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191587990

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 2016

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.

Britain and Europe since 1945

Author: Alex May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317884116

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 6707

This is a succinct, timely introduction to one of the most highly charged political questions which has dominated British politics since 1945: Britain's position in Europe. The study traces the evolution of British policy towards Europe since 1945, presenting the full international context as well as the impact on domestic party politics - including an analysis of the divisions in the Conservative Party under John Major.

A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain

Charities, Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector since 1945

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137029021

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 8718

Aiming to furnish the reader with the historical data to engage with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this book gives the reader a greater and more informed historical consciousness of how the NGO sector has grown and influenced.

Britain and European Integration since 1945

On the Sidelines

Author: David Gowland,Arthur Turner,Alex Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134354517

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 6954

This book provides both a comprehensive introduction and a perceptive examination of Britain’s relations with the European Community and the European Union since 1945, combining an historical account with political analysis to illustrate the changing and multifaceted nature of British and European politics. Few issues in British politics since 1945 have generated such heated controversy as Britain’s approach to the process of European integration associated with the European Union. The long-running debate on the subject has not only played a major part in the downfall of prime ministers and other leading political figures but has also exposed major fault-lines within governments and caused deep and rancorous divisions within and between the major political parties. This highly contested issue has given rise to bitter campaigning in the press and between pressure groups, and it has bemused, confused and divided the public at large. Key questions addressed include: Why has Europe had such an explosive impact on British politics? What impelled British policymakers to join the European Community and to undertake one of the radical, if not the most radical, changes in modern British history? What have been the perceived advantages and disadvantages of British membership of the European Union? Why has British membership of the European Union rarely attracted a national consensus? Engaging with both academic and public debates about Britain and the European Union, this volume is essential reading for all students of British history, British politics, and European politics.

Post-war Britain

A Political History

Author: Alan Sked

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: History

Page: 555

View: 4257

A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945

Author: Derek W. Urwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317890744

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 2069

Taking a thematic approach, Derek Urwin addresses the major political and economic developments in western Europe since World War II, right up to the present day. The book covers issues and developments in national politics, and the movement towards greater unity in Western Europe and the role of Europe in global politics and in the international economy. The text has been revised throughout and updated to take account of the political consequences of the ending of the Cold War and the troubled progress of European integration since Maastricht. The Fifth Edition has lost nothing of its predecessor's clarity and accessibility and in its updated form will win the book a host of new admirers.