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The Politics of Decline

An Interpretation of British Politics from the 1940s to the 1970s

Authors: Fry, G.

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Britain was victorious in the Second World War, and yet thirty years later she had many of the characteristics of a defeated nation. What went wrong? The Politics of Decline sets out the assumptions of the 1940s and clinically examines the records of successive Governments as they strove to run the country in the approved manner. The I.M.F. crisis of 1976 brought these efforts to a shuddering halt. Using original sources, this book marshals the evidence to support a compellingly written interpretation of events.

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GEOFFREY K. FRY has been Professor of British Government and Administration at the University of Leeds since 1993. He has written several previous books, including Statesmen in Disguise which has established itself as the standard history of the British Higher Civil Service, and other important academic works such as The Politics of Crisis, to which The Politics of Decline is the successor volume.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • ‘A Period of National Humiliation and Decline’

    Fry, Geoffrey K.

    Pages 1-3

  • Ghost in the Machine: Britain as a Great Power

    Fry, Geoffrey K.

    Pages 4-20

  • Ghost in the Machine: The Keynesian Full Employment Welfare State

    Fry, Geoffrey K.

    Pages 21-34

  • Ghost in the Machine: The Electoral Revolution of 1945 and the Veto

    Fry, Geoffrey K.

    Pages 35-54

  • Wheat and Tares Together Sown: The Attlee Labour Governments 1945–51

    Fry, Geoffrey K.

    Pages 55-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Decline
Book Subtitle
An Interpretation of British Politics from the 1940s to the 1970s
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Geoffrey K. Fry
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-55445-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230554450
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-72622-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-40594-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 307
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