Thatcherism: Scope And Limits, 1983-87 by Martin HolmesThatcherism: Scope And Limits, 1983-87 by Martin Holmes

Thatcherism: Scope And Limits, 1983-87

byMartin Holmes

Paperback | July 6, 1989

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This book examines the pace of change and the nature of the Thatcherite revolution, 1983-87. It draws on 30 interviews with ministers and officials and offers a critique of existing theories of Thatcherism. The author assesses the progress of, opposition to and future of policy.
MARTIN HOLMES is Senior Research Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford. He graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at University College, Oxford and was awarded his doctorate in 1981. Dr Holmes is the author ofPolitical Pressures and Economic Policy: British Government, 1970-4, The Labour Government, 1974-79: Political Aims and E...
Title:Thatcherism: Scope And Limits, 1983-87Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.17 inPublished:July 6, 1989Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333492331

ISBN - 13:9780333492338

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Introduction - PART 1 THE SCOPE OF THATCHERISM - Thatcherism defined - The scope of Thatcherism and economic policy - The scope of Thatcherism and trade union power - The scope of Thatcherism and privatisation - The scope of Thatcherism and foreign policy - PART 2 THE LIMITS OF THATCHERISM - The limits of Thatcherism and the Conservative Party - The limits of Thatcherism and the British Left - The limits of Thatcherism and intellectual opinion - The limits of Thatcherism and electoral behaviour - Concluding thoughts - Bibliography - Index

Editorial Reviews

'Lucid and well-documented account' - K.Featherstone, British Book News'In this clear and informed history of the 1974-79 Government Holmes shows how Labour's aspirations constantly encountered the practical limits of economic management' - Albert Whale, Times Higher Educational Supplement'Dr Holmes is perceptive and fair in his assessment of the leading personalities' - Douglas Jay, Financial Times'Martin Holmes has written a well-researched book of the period, and as an active participant I have no complaint about the picture he paints, which is a fair one' - Lord Barnett, The House Magazine