Thatcher and Thatcherism
This fully revised and updated third edition of Thatcher and Thatcherism examines the origins and impact of ‘Thatcherism’ as a cultural construct and an economic creed from the 1970s to the formation of a coalition government in 2010.
Focusing on the career of Margaret Thatcher, Eric J. Evans questions both the originality and the ideological coherence of Thatcherism were illusory. He argues that Thatcherism was a bold experiment in ideologically driven government. But also that, despite Thatcher’s political dominance, failed to meet its main objectives.
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With comprehensive suggestions for further reading and explanation of the economic, social and historical context of Britain in the late 1970s and 1980s, Thatcher and Thatcherism is an invaluable guide to the complexities and paradoxes of Britain from the late 1970’s to the present day.
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explanations and origins
2 Election and depression 197981
3 Thatcher triumphant 19828
4 Thatcherism and the Conservative Party
5 The attack on the government ethic
6 The attack on the professional ethic
defence and the Americas
10 The fall
the Major years 19907
the New Labour experiment
Guide to further reading
influence and prejudice