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Thatcher and Thatcherism Eric J. Evans

Thatcher and Thatcherism

Eric J. Evans

Published April 8th 2004
ISBN : 9780415270120
Hardcover
192 pages
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Thatcherism produced dramatic changes in most aspects of public life, both in Britain and abroad. Thatcher and Thatcherism surveys the origins and impact of Thatcherism as a cultural construct and an economic creed. Centring on the career of MargaretMoreThatcherism produced dramatic changes in most aspects of public life, both in Britain and abroad. Thatcher and Thatcherism surveys the origins and impact of Thatcherism as a cultural construct and an economic creed. Centring on the career of Margaret Thatcher, the author argues that Thatcherism was a bold experiment in ideologically driven government which failed to meet its objectives. Thatcher and Thatcherism includes discussion of: privatisation and the fate of the trade unions Britains slow economic decline versus Thatchers delusions of British grandeur the legacy of the Falklands and of Britains approach to Europe education, the civil service and crime the poll tax fiasco. This expanded second edition brings the book up-to-date to consider the Blair administration in the light of the Thatcherite legacy and draws on the latest memoirs from politicians of the period, particularly concerning Thatchers fall. The second edition also includes a critical summary of the general elections since 1979 and a chronology of key events and a glossary of leading political figures of the era.