Thatcherism and British Politics, 1975-1999
What was the impact of Margaret Thatcher on British politics in the 20th century? Why was she electorally so successful? Has Thatcherism really been a distinct ideological phenomenon in the Conservative Party's history? Was the ideological course of her governments charted before she came to power or was she the begetter of a new doctrine?
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