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Thatcherism in the 21st Century

The Social and Cultural Legacy

Editors: Mullen, Antony, Farrall, Stephen, Jeffery, David (Eds.)

  • Explores the extent to which the ideas and policy goals associated with Margaret Thatcher have continued to be adopted since her resignation in November 1990
  • Offers an interdisciplinary perspective that connects political science with cultural, literary and sociological critiques, and discourse analysis
  • Covers often overlooked aspects and topics, and provides access to newly-released archival sources
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This collection examines the social and cultural legacy of Thatcherism in the 21st century. Drawing upon perspectives from a range of disciplines, it considers how Thatcherism manifests itself today and how we can assess its long-term impact. The book is divided into four sections, which offer different ways of conceptualising and addressing questions of legacy: the ideological impact of Thatcherism on the Conservative Party and on the country; the long-term impact of Thatcherism across different parts of the UK; how Thatcherism has altered social attitudes to everything from welfare spending to Europe; and how popular historical accounts of Thatcherism have become embedded in different parts of contemporary British culture. The essays in this volume draw upon newly available archival materials, oral histories, social attitudes surveys and parliamentary debates to provide a well-rounded perspective on Thatcherism today.

About the authors

Antony Mullen is the director of the Thatcher Network, UK.

Stephen Farrall is a research professor at the University of Derby, UK.

David Jeffery is a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Reviews

“Whether you're interested in ideological legacy, policy impact, artistic interpretations, or electoral shifts, this eclectic set of takes on one of Britain's great 'watershed' politicians is indubitably the book for you.” (Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK)

“A highly original and deeply impressive collection of essays which offers considerable insight into the complex and varied legacies of Thatcherism whilst laying to rest a series of enduring myths about this most contested period of British politics.” (Colin Hay, Professor of Political Sciences, Sciences Po, Paris, France)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thatcherism in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
The Social and Cultural Legacy
Editors
  • Antony Mullen
  • Stephen Farrall
  • David Jeffery
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41792-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41792-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41791-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 286
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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