Power, Competition and the State

Volume 3 The End of the Postwar Era: Britain since 1974

  • Keith Middlemas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 489-586

About this book


'The best contemporary map available [of the British state].' Peter Hennessy The final volume of Keith Middlemas's acclaimed trilogy shows how, after a climactic crisis in the mid-1970s, the balance changed between government, interest groups, political parties, and public, whose competition had characterised the postwar years, and how emergence of new alignments among them altered the British state itself. Documented from over three hundred interviews with participants, as well as archives, it provides an object lesson in contemporary history.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Keith Middlemas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38848-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37989-3
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