British Political History, 1867-2001
Democracy and Decline
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|Format:||Paperback, 696 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||16 maps, 21 b&w photographs|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 20 December 2001|
This text is a summary of major political developments in British history of the last 140 years. The growth of democracy and the growth in the power of the state in the late 19th and early 20th century are outlined against a background of party politics. The changing nature of British society and Britain's role on the world stage are analyzed. The third edition brings the coverage right up to date, and includes new material on: domestic affairs from 1992 to 2001; John Major's government; the creation of "New" Labour and the "Third Way"; Blair's first ministry; developments in Northern Ireland from 1995 through the Easter Peace Deal into 2001; and the 2001 general election results and implications.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Britain in 1867 2. The Gladstonian Liberal Party 1868-95 3. The Conservative Party 1868-1905: the regaining of power 4. Ireland 1868-1922: province or nation? 5. Britain and the world 1867-1905: the onset of decline 6. The Liberal Party after Gladstone: recovery, triumph and death 1895-1935 7. The rise of Labour 1867-1940 8. British foreign policy 1905-45: the German Question 9. Britain between the wars 10. The Conservative Party of the Chamberlains 1906-40 11. Socialist Britain 1940-51: the home front 12. Consensus Britain 1951-79 13. Thatcher's Britain - one hundred and twenty years on - 1979-90 14. Towards the new millennium: Britain 1990-2001 15. Britain and the world 1945-2001: the 'new Elizabethan Age'
'This substantial textbook is written with the explicit aim of keeping its readers awake. Will entertain students and stimulate discussion.' - Valerie Cromwell, Times Higher Education Supplement; 'The news that this excellent textbook is receiving a new edition that will bring it up to date is very welcome.' - Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 3.0 centimetres (1.02 kg)|