Governing Post-War Britain: The Paradoxes of Progress, 1951-1973

Hardcover | April 11, 2012

byGlen O'hara

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Glen O'Hara draws a compelling picture of Second World War Britain by investigating relations between people and government: the electorate's rising expectations and demands for universally-available social services, the increasing complexity of the new solutions to these needs, and mounting frustration with both among both governors and governed.

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Glen O'Hara draws a compelling picture of Second World War Britain by investigating relations between people and government: the electorate's rising expectations and demands for universally-available social services, the increasing complexity of the new solutions to these needs, and mounting frustration with both among both governors a...

GLEN O'HARA is a reader in the History of Public Policy at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of several books about modern British history, including From Dreams to Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in 1960s Britain, and Britain and the Sea since 1600.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:April 11, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230230563

ISBN - 13:9780230230569

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Charts and Tables
Introduction: Progress and its Paradoxes
PART I: IDEAS FROM 'THE OUTSIDE'
The Use and Abuse of Foreign Archetypes in British Economic Policy
Archetype, Example or Warning? British Views of Scandinavia
PART II: SLIDING AWAY FROM STABILITY
President Kennedy, Prime Minister Macmillan and the Gold Market, 1961-63
President Johnson, Prime Minister Wilson and the Slow Collapse of Equilibrium, 1964-68
PART III: GOVERNING BRITAIN
The Creation and Early Work of the Parliamentary 'Ombudsman'
Sir Alec Cairncross and the Art and Craft of Economic Advice, 1961-69
'An All Over Expansion': The Politics of the Land in 'Golden Age' Britain
PART IV: EDUCATING THE NATION
Planning the Education System in the Post-War Era
Slum Schools, Civil Servants and Sociology: Educational Priority Areas, 1967-72
Conclusion: Strange Triumphs?
Bibliography
Index