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    DescriptionThis broad-ranging and original text provides an accessible introduction to British politics since 1945, challenging many well-established orthodoxies.

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    Postwar British Politics in Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Marsh, By (author) Jim Buller, By (author) Colin Hay, By (author) Jim Johnston, By (author) Peter Kerr, By (author) Stuart Mcanulla, By (author) Matthew Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780745620305
    ISBN 10: 0745620302

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Polity Press
    Imprint name
    Polity Press
    Publication date
    09 June 1999
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    Author Information
    David Marsh, Jim Buller, Colin Hay, Jim Johnston, Peter Kerr, Stuart McAnulla and Matthew Watson are all members of the Department of Political Science & International Studies at the University of Birmingham.
    Review quote
    "This is an iconoclastic book, which challenges established interpretations of British politics since 1945 and develops its own powerful new approach to understanding social and political change. It deserves to be widely read." Andrew Gamble, University of Sheffield "The authors present a powerful new theoretical and methodological approach to postwar British politics. Combining theoretical argument and judiciously chosen case studies, their new textbook will surely stimulate interest in critical realism and its broader relevance to political analysis." Bob Jessop, Lancaster University "Postwar British Politicsin Perspective provides an authoritative, theoretically informed and eye-catching reinterpretation of British political development. Historically grounded and yet urgently contemporary in its treatment of themes such as UK-EU relations and the domestic consequences of globalization, the book should be required reading for specialists, students and anyone interested in British politics. It is a book that punctures much of the conventional wisdom and replaces it with an uncommonly astute and comprehensive alternative." Joel Krieger, Wellesley College, Massachusetts "It may interest advanced graduate students and specialists in the field." M. Curtis Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
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    This broad-ranging and original text provides an accessible introduction to British politics since 1945, challenging many well-established orthodoxies. It focuses on conceptions of political consensus, evolution and transformation, continuity and discontinuity in presenting a consistent and distinctive account of social, political and economic change in the postwar years. The book offers a novel perspective on the development of the British state and of British politics over this period.In so doing, it represents a lively and engaging contribution to existing debates, demonstrating to students the highly contested nature of political change in the postwar years. The book, published at a crucial moment in the evolution of the British state, provides a reassessment of the era of Conservative dominance as well as an account of the meaning and role of New Labour couched in the broader context of the postwar years."Postwar British Politics in Perspective" will be essential reading for all students and academics concerned with questions of social, political and economic change in Britain and for all those interested in the prospects for British politics.
    Table of contents
    About the authors. Introduction: Explaining Change in the Postwar Period. (David Marsh). Part One: Key Themes of Postwar British Political Development. 1. Continuity and Discontinuity in British Political Development. (Colin Hay). 2. Britain's Economic Decline: Cultural Versus Structural Explanations. (Jim Johnston). 3. The Post-War Consensus: A Woozle That Wasn't? (Peter Kerr). 4. Crisis and Political Development in Postwar Britain. (Colin Hay). 5. Britain's Relations with the European Union in Historical Perspective. (Jim Buller). 6. Globalization and the Development of the British Political Economy. (Matthew Watson). Part Two: Key Narratives of Postwar British Political Development. 7. Questions of Change and Continuity in Attlee's Britain. (Jim Johnston). 8. Explaining Thatcherism: Towards a Multidimensional Approach. (Peter Kerr and David Marsh). 9. The Post-Thatcher Era. (Stuart McAnulla). Conclusion: Analysing and Explaining Postwar British Political Development. (Colin Hay and David Marsh). Bibliography. Index.