Governing Post-War Britain

The Paradoxes of Progress, 1951–1973

  • Glen O’Hara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Progress and its Paradoxes

  3. Ideas from ‘the Outside’

  4. Sliding Away from Stability

  5. Governing Britain

  6. Educating the Nation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Glen O’Hara
      Pages 195-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-309

About this book


Glen O'Hara draws a compelling picture of Second World War Britain by investigating relations between people and government: the electorate's rising expectations and demands for universally-available social services, the increasing complexity of the new solutions to these needs, and mounting frustration with both among both governors and governed.


economic policy government parliament Policy work

Authors and affiliations

  • Glen O’Hara
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31155-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-36127-0
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