U. K. Public Policy since 1945

  • Catherine M. Price


The previous chapters in this part of the book have shown three contexts in which public policy can be applied and developed from the theoretical basis presented in Part One. What this chapter shows is how U.K. Governments have developed a policy for the public sector since 1945 and the extent to which these have coincided with the principles suggested in previous chapters. This should help the reader to acquire some perspective of the issues, so that the ideas previously developed in a somewhat abstract setting can be seen against the historical and institutional constraints which in practice limit their application in the United Kingdom.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Suggestions for Further Reading

  1. DAVID COOMBES, State Enterprise, Political and Economic Planning (London: Allen & Unwin, 1971).Google Scholar
  2. K. W. DAM, ‘Oil and Gas Licensing in the North Sea’, Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 7 (1964).Google Scholar
  3. H.M. GOVERNMENT, The Financial and Economic Obligations of the Nationalised Industries, Cmnd. 1337 (London: H.M.S.O., 1961).Google Scholar
  4. H.M. GOVERNMENT, Nationalised Industries: A Review of Economic and Financial Objectives, Cmnd. 3437 (London: H.M.S.O., 1967).Google Scholar
  5. RICHARD PRYKE, Public Enterprise in Practice: The British Experience of Nationalisation over Two Decades (London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1971).Google Scholar
  6. G. L. REID AND K. ALLEN, Nationalised Industries (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970).Google Scholar
  7. G. L. REID, K. ALLEN AND D.J. HARRIS, The Nationalised Fuel Industries (London: Heinemann, 1973).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Catherine M. Price 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine M. Price

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations