Crisis and Consensus in British Politics

From Bagehot to Blair

  • Michael Williams

About this book


Crisis and Consensus in British Politics focuses on the collapse of the post-war consensus in the mid 1970s crisis and the emergence of a new consensus in the 1990s. It follows this process through six key policy areas including civil service reform, privatisation, macro-economic management and relations with Europe. It is designed for students following courses in modern history, politics and public policy as well as general readers with an interest in current affairs.


democracy economy European Union (EU) government industrial revolution parliament Policy politics revolution Thatcher warfare

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HertfordshireUK

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