The British Isles Since 1945

Paperback | March 1, 2003

EditorKathleen Burk

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Since 1945 Great Britain has gone through many changes: the loss of an empire, economic decline and resurgence, entry into Europe, evolution into a multicultural society, and devolution, to name only the more obvious. In this book, six distinguished historians each take a theme - politics,international relations, high, middle , and low culture, social and economic policies, the nature of civil society, and Ireland - and set out the fundamental nature and development of each. These are set within the wider context of the Cold War, and its impact both internationally and domestically;of the impact on politics, economics and foreign policy of the decline of the pound and the attempts to arrest this; and finally, of the growing impact of Europe.

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Since 1945 Great Britain has gone through many changes: the loss of an empire, economic decline and resurgence, entry into Europe, evolution into a multicultural society, and devolution, to name only the more obvious. In this book, six distinguished historians each take a theme - politics,international relations, high, middle , and low...

Kathleen Burk is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, University College, London.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.62 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199248389

ISBN - 13:9780199248384

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Table of Contents

Kathleen Burk: Introduction1. John Turner: Governors, governance and governed: British politics since 19452. Jim Tomlinson: Economic growth, economic decline3. Jose Harris: Tradition and transformation: society and civil society in Britain, 1945-20014. Peter Mandler: Two cultures - one or many?5. David Reynolds: Britain and the world since 1945: narratives of decline or transformation?6. Dermot Keogh: Ireland 1945-2001: between 'Hope and History'Kathleen Burk: Conclusion: fin de siecleFurther ReadingChronologyMapsIndex

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'this volume is excellently written and provides the type of overview essential for undergraduates and good A-level students' Keith Laybourn, University of Huddersfield, History, vol 89, issue 1, number 293