1st Edition

The First Thatcher Government, 19791983
Contemporary Conservatism And Economic Change

ISBN 9780367292164
Published June 4, 2019 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1985. This book has two aims: first, to analyse the change in economic policy formation between 1979 and 1983 and the way in which policy sources were translated into reality, and second, to analyse how the first Thatcher government has changed the nature of contemporary Conservatism. These two themes overlap so consistently

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Thatcher Government and the Conservative Context -- The Government's Objectives -- Policy Formation: The First Six Months -- The Thatcher Government and Economic Change -- Contemporary Conservatism and Inflation -- Contemporary Conservatism and Unemployment -- Contemporary Conservatism and Public Spending -- Contemporary Conservatism and Trade Union Power -- Contemporary Conservatism and Industry Policy -- Contemporary Conservatism and the 1983 General Election -- Concluding Thoughts -- Margaret Thatcher's Conservatism

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Martin Holmes is a lecturer in Politics, at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford