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British Politics Since 1945: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Consensus, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-20320-9
208 pages
May 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book provides a concise survey of British politics in the postwar era. Now expanded in a new edition, the author extends his exploration of the theme of "consensus" through to the present day, and provides updated further reading.
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1. The Origins of Consensus, 1940-51.

2. The Foundation of Consensus, 1945-51.

3. The Consensus Confirmed, 1951-70.

4. The Consensus Challenged, 1970-79.

5. The Consensus Overthrown, 1979-87.

6. Towards the New Consensus, 1987-96.

7. Conclusion.

Bibliography and References.

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David Dutton is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of Austen Chamberlain: Gentlemen in Politics (1985) and Anthony Eden: A Life and Reputation (1996).
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* Provides concise, up-to-date overview of British political debate since 1945.
* Explores and extends discussion of "consensus politics".
* Offers analysis of most recent events in British politics, and the ways academics have interpreted them.
* Includes fully updated further reading.
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