First published in 1987. This book considers the Trade Unions-Labour Party relationship. It traces developments over the 1970s and early 1980s, and analyses the debate between those who argue for the Unions to take a more prominent lead within the Party and those who are against this. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of politics and history.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Genesis of the Social Contract 2. Inflation, Sterling and the Social Contract 3. The Inevitability of Divergence 4. Stagnation and Fragmentation, 1979-1983 5. The Politics of New Realism 6. Loose Connections? 7. Voters, Policy and the Unions; Conclusions; Select Bibliography; Index
After reading Politics and Modern History at the University of Manchester (1972-75) Andrew Taylor undertook postgraduate research and was awarded my PhD from the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield in 1982. The dissertation examined the politics of the Yorkshire Area (NUM) between 1944 and 1974. He was appointed as a lecturer in politics at the then Huddersfield Polytechnic, later the University of Huddersfield, where he was successively senior lecturer, principal lecturer and then professor. Taylor joined the department at Sheffield in January 2000 as Reader and in September 2004 was awarded a personal chair.