Great Alliance

Great Alliance : Economic Recovery and the Problems of Power, 1945-51

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Reappraising the character of Britain's most successful Labour government, the author provides a study of the "Great Alliance" between the Labour Party and the trade unions during the post-war period. It reveals that the failure of Attlee's government to support the demands of the workers for increased wages and work security, in favour of the demands of the financial markets, undermined the popularity of the Labour Party that had swept them to power in 1945.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0745310370
  • 9780745310374

Table of contents

Labour in power, 1945-1950; on the waterfront; unofficial dock strikes, July 1945 to February 1950; communist conspiracies? allegations and reality; the alliance under strain, 1950-51; conclusion - the great alliance.
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About Jim Phillips

Paul Barry Clarke is the co-editor of the Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society (Routledge, 1995) and the editor of Citizenship: A Reader (Pluto Press, 1994). He teaches in the Department of Government at the University of Essex.
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