The Free Economy and the Strong State

The Politics of Thatcherism

  • Authors
  • Andrew Gamble

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 1-11
  3. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 12-33
  4. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 34-68
  5. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 69-104
  6. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 105-138
  7. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 139-173
  8. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 174-206
  9. Andrew Gamble
    Pages 207-256
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 257-282

About this book


The Thatcher era was a turbulent and controversial period in British politics. Andrew Gamble's authoritative account - now revised and updated to cover Thatcher's fall and legacy - analyses the ideology, statecraft, and economic and social programme of the Thatcher Government. He explores rival interpretations of Thatcherism and assesses the evidence for claims that the Thatcher Government transformed British politics. A new conclusion considers the Conservative Party after Thatcher.


economy government politics

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