Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Terry Gourvish, Alan O’ Day
    Pages 1-10
  3. M. W. Kirby
    Pages 11-37
  4. Terry Gourvish
    Pages 111-133
  5. Colin Holmes
    Pages 209-231
  6. Anthony Seldon
    Pages 233-261
  7. Alan O’Day
    Pages 283-303
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 325-392

About this book


This volume gathers together contributions from a number of recognised experts and provides fresh insights into the connection between economic performance and socio-political change since the Second World War. It gives political evaluations of the Conservative and Labour parties and analyses the changing attitudes to their responsibilities: the welfare state, trade unions, housing, defence, education and nationalised industries for example. Concluding with an assessment of pop music and youth culture, the book spans the political, social and economic changes which have defined Britain since 1945.


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