The Heath Government 1970-74: A Reappraisal
Only now is it possible to see Edward Heath's controversial administration (1970-1974) in balanced historical perspective - and increasingly it seems a turning-point for postwar Britain. This timely volume explores the agenda of the Heath government in all its aspects (including economy, industrial relations, social policy, immigration, Northern Ireland, British entry into Europe, and foreign relations), assesses how far it achieved its aims, and examines the response to them. The book is based upon much new research, including the archives of the Conservative Party and the TUC, and interviews with many of those involved at the heart of government. The result will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern British history, politics and government.
Contributors include PAUL ARTHUR, LEWIS BASTON, VERNON BOGDANOR, ALEC CAIRNCROSS, CHRISTOPHER HILL, DENNIS KAVANAGH, ZIG LAYTON-HENRY, CHRISTOPHER LORD, RODNEY LOWE, JOHN RAMSDEN, ROBERT TAYLOR, KEVIN THEAKSTON, JOHN YOUNG.
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2 The Prime Minister and the making of policy
3 Number 10 under Edward Heath
4 The Heath government Whitehall and the civil service
5 The Heath government and the British economy
6 The Heath government industrial policy and the New Capitalism
myth and reality
8 The social policy of the Heath government
11 The Heath government and British entry into the European Community
12 The foreign policy of the Heath government
13 The Conservative Party and the Heath government
the calling of the February 1974 election
15 The fall of Heath and the end of the postwar settlement
16 A chronology of the Heath government
The Heath Cabinet 19701974
9 Immigration and the Heath government
10 The Heath government and Northern Ireland
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