From Dreams To Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in 1960s Britain by Glen O'haraFrom Dreams To Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in 1960s Britain by Glen O'hara

From Dreams To Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in 1960s Britain

byGlen O'hara

Hardcover | November 14, 2006

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From Dreams to Disillusionment is the first book to cover the planning experiment of the 1960s in full historical detail, using newly-released government documents to explain the rise and fall of the idea. Other countries' planners made the approach seem successful; the appeal of rational, scientific, long-term blueprints attracted both Labour and Conservative thinkers. However, the experiment eventually failed, doomed to disappoint given unrealistic expectations, lack of time and an overburdened government.
GLEN O'HARA is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford Brookes University.
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Title:From Dreams To Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in 1960s BritainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 14, 2006Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230013473

ISBN - 13:9780230013476

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Charts * Acknowledgements * Introduction * The Planning Fervour of 1959-1964 * Macroeconomic Planning * Planning the Public Sector * Regional Planning * Housing * Health Care and the NHS * Conclusion: Governance, Choice and History * Bibliography

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“O'Hara's case studies powerfully document the rise of a planning dream driven by twin obsessions with investment and technology, and its fall when these could not overcome entrenched difficulties.”
-- Matthew Grant, Political Quarterly