Britain : A One Party State?

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Mrs Thatcher's historic election victory of 1987 marked a watershed in the political history of post-war Britain. The Tory party has overthrown consensus mpolitics to become the normal party of government and the Labour party has lost the allegiance of the working class. This book is an attempt to explain the premiership of Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative administration, outlining its history, current trends and predictions for its future. The author speculates that as the politics of privatisation, home ownership and contraction of the Welfare State gain greater acceptance, the balance of forces in Britain appears likley to favour an even more prolonged period of Conservative rule. Geoffrey Alderman has also written "British Elections: myth and reality", "The Jewish Community in British Politics" and "Pressure Groups and Government in Great Britain".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 132.08 x 208.28 x 2.54mm | 226.8g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • list of tables, further reading, index
  • 0747000042
  • 9780747000044

Table of contents

Part 1 : 1987; Part 2: Labour - two parties in one; Part 3: liberal demacracy and social democracy; Part 4: conservatism - the art of survival; Part 5: Thatcherism; Part 6: a one-party state?; Part 7: the present and the more