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Conservative economic policymaking and the birth of Thatcherism, 1964-1979, Adrian Williamson

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Conservative economic policymaking and the birth of Thatcherism, 1964-1979
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Conservative economic policymaking and the birth of Thatcherism, 1964-1979
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Adrian Williamson
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eng
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The recent death of Margaret Thatcher, in the context of the Global Financial Crisis, has led many to re-evaluate 'Thatcherism' and its role in British economic policy-making. While much rhetoric and propaganda surrounds the topic, there is little scholarly work on Thatcherism or on the profound change in British economic policy that subsequently occurred after 1979. This book addresses two key areas. Firstly, it examines the debates that took place within the Conservative Party between 1964 and 1979, and the core policies that were adopted in this time, and that predated, but remained a part of, Thatcherism. Adrian Williamson then goes on to investigate the processes by which Thatcherism became established in Tory thinking, and questions to what extent the politician herself was responsible for Thatcherism within the Conservative Party. In Conservative Economic Policymaking and the Birth of Thatcherism, 1964<U+0127> �1979, the evolution of Conservative core policy is considered in detail, including tax, trade union reform and European competition. Additionally, the author examines how the economic crisis of the 1970s influenced Conservative policy in public spending, anti-inflation measures and industrial strategy. It will be of interest to economic and political historians of Modern Britain and post-war politics, and a core source of reference to undergraduate and post-graduate students alike.--
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Williamson, Adrian
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330.9410858
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Palgrave studies in the history of finance
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  • Industrial policy
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Conservative economic policymaking and the birth of Thatcherism, 1964-1979, Adrian Williamson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-368) and index
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Contents
Preface And Acknowledgements List Of Tables And Figures List Of Abbreviations About The Author 1. Introduction The Historiographical Context Methodology And Approach The Argument And Structure Of This Book 2. Policymaking: Structures, Ideas And Influences Introduction The Conservative Economic Inheritance Policymaking 1964-1970 How, Who And What? The Powellite Challenge 1970-1974: Crisis In Government How Who And What? Party Dissent Keynesian Loss Of Faith? 1974-9: Conservative Reappraisal Capture By The Think-Thanks? Reconsideration The Battle Of Ideas 3. Tax And Spend: Towards A Smaller State? Introduction Taxation Reform And Pacemakers, 1964-1974 The Outside World: Debating Tax In The 1970s The Conservatives And Tax, 1974-1979 Public Spending Less Is More: 1964 To 1971 1971 To 1974: Pump Priming The 1970s Spending Crisis The Conservatives And Spending, 1974-1979 A New Frontier? Less Welfare? Building Wealth? North Sea Oil To The Rescue? Conclusions 4. From Prices And Incomes Policy To Sado-Monetarism? Introduction Planning Prices And Incomes 1964-1971: Tory Indecision Was Final Statutory Restraint: Conservative Policy 1972-1974 Towards Prices And Incomes Policy The Importance Of Money The Debate About Inflation Labour In Power 1974-79: Tory Rethink On Prices And Incomes Policy The Social Contract Conservative Discussions On Prices And Incomes Policy Price And Dividend Control Were The Conservatives Theoretical Monetarists? Conclusions 5. Conservative Industrial Policy: The End Of The Mixed Economy? Introduction Industry And The State Industry, The State And Politics The Industrial Problem <U+0127> � And Proposed Solutions Post-War Industrial Policy The Conservatives And The Nationalised Industries Policymaking 1964-1970 The Conservative Government 1970-1974: Confusion Confounded? The Nationalised Industries 1974-1979: The Origins Of Privatisation? The Conservatives And Industrial Decline 1964-1970 Lame Ducks: 1970-1974 Lame Ducks To The Slaughter 1974-1979? A Positive Policy For Industry? 1964-1970 Interventionism And The 1972 Act Policymaking 1974-1979: Trusting The Market And The Wider Debate Conclusions 6.Trade Unions: The Discipline Of Law? Introduction 239 The (Strong) Position Of The Unions Before 1979 The Trade Unions: Strengths And Weaknesses The Intellectual Context Bringing The State In: 1964-1974 Towards The Act: 1964-1971 The 1971 Act Fails: 1971-1974 Rethinking Policy, 1975-1979 Official Policymaking Other Voices Stepping Stones Conclusions 7.Britain's Role In The World Economy Introduction The Conservatives And Europe 1961-75: Getting In 1975-1979: Digging In Sterling, Trade And The Balance Of Payments Phase One: Defending Sterling, 1964-1971 Phase Two: Floating, Sinking And The Aes, 1972-1976 Phase Three: Let The Pound Rise, 1976- Monetarism In One Country? Flows Of Oil And Capital The European Monetary System Flows Of People: Immigration Conclusions 8. Conclusion Concluding Thoughts Further Work The 1950s Revisited The Thatcher Governments 1979-1990 (And To 2015?) What About The Voters? Thatcherism Now Notes Bibliography And Other Sources
Control code
FIEb17717061
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 378 pages
Isbn
9781137460257
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 020289739
  • (Uk)017049162
  • (OCoLC)899488758
Label
Conservative economic policymaking and the birth of Thatcherism, 1964-1979, Adrian Williamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface And Acknowledgements List Of Tables And Figures List Of Abbreviations About The Author 1. Introduction The Historiographical Context Methodology And Approach The Argument And Structure Of This Book 2. Policymaking: Structures, Ideas And Influences Introduction The Conservative Economic Inheritance Policymaking 1964-1970 How, Who And What? The Powellite Challenge 1970-1974: Crisis In Government How Who And What? Party Dissent Keynesian Loss Of Faith? 1974-9: Conservative Reappraisal Capture By The Think-Thanks? Reconsideration The Battle Of Ideas 3. Tax And Spend: Towards A Smaller State? Introduction Taxation Reform And Pacemakers, 1964-1974 The Outside World: Debating Tax In The 1970s The Conservatives And Tax, 1974-1979 Public Spending Less Is More: 1964 To 1971 1971 To 1974: Pump Priming The 1970s Spending Crisis The Conservatives And Spending, 1974-1979 A New Frontier? Less Welfare? Building Wealth? North Sea Oil To The Rescue? Conclusions 4. From Prices And Incomes Policy To Sado-Monetarism? Introduction Planning Prices And Incomes 1964-1971: Tory Indecision Was Final Statutory Restraint: Conservative Policy 1972-1974 Towards Prices And Incomes Policy The Importance Of Money The Debate About Inflation Labour In Power 1974-79: Tory Rethink On Prices And Incomes Policy The Social Contract Conservative Discussions On Prices And Incomes Policy Price And Dividend Control Were The Conservatives Theoretical Monetarists? Conclusions 5. Conservative Industrial Policy: The End Of The Mixed Economy? Introduction Industry And The State Industry, The State And Politics The Industrial Problem <U+0127> � And Proposed Solutions Post-War Industrial Policy The Conservatives And The Nationalised Industries Policymaking 1964-1970 The Conservative Government 1970-1974: Confusion Confounded? The Nationalised Industries 1974-1979: The Origins Of Privatisation? The Conservatives And Industrial Decline 1964-1970 Lame Ducks: 1970-1974 Lame Ducks To The Slaughter 1974-1979? A Positive Policy For Industry? 1964-1970 Interventionism And The 1972 Act Policymaking 1974-1979: Trusting The Market And The Wider Debate Conclusions 6.Trade Unions: The Discipline Of Law? Introduction 239 The (Strong) Position Of The Unions Before 1979 The Trade Unions: Strengths And Weaknesses The Intellectual Context Bringing The State In: 1964-1974 Towards The Act: 1964-1971 The 1971 Act Fails: 1971-1974 Rethinking Policy, 1975-1979 Official Policymaking Other Voices Stepping Stones Conclusions 7.Britain's Role In The World Economy Introduction The Conservatives And Europe 1961-75: Getting In 1975-1979: Digging In Sterling, Trade And The Balance Of Payments Phase One: Defending Sterling, 1964-1971 Phase Two: Floating, Sinking And The Aes, 1972-1976 Phase Three: Let The Pound Rise, 1976- Monetarism In One Country? Flows Of Oil And Capital The European Monetary System Flows Of People: Immigration Conclusions 8. Conclusion Concluding Thoughts Further Work The 1950s Revisited The Thatcher Governments 1979-1990 (And To 2015?) What About The Voters? Thatcherism Now Notes Bibliography And Other Sources
Control code
FIEb17717061
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 378 pages
Isbn
9781137460257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 020289739
  • (Uk)017049162
  • (OCoLC)899488758

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