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Economic Policy under the Conservatives, 1951-64

Economic Policy under the Conservatives, 1951-64



Guide to Documents in The National Archives of the UK
Compiled by Astrid Ringe, Neil Rollings and Roger Middleton. Published 2004.
ISBN 9781871348934



Detailed Description

'Thirteen long years; thirteen wasted years' was the famous Labour Party verdict on the Conservative governments of 1951-64. Was this just a period of dullness and failure? Historians are now becoming aware of the complexities of policy-making in these years and the 'great reappraisal' of economic policy that resulted in considerable policy innovation.

Complementing Paul Brigden's and Rodney Lowe's Welfare Policy under the Conservatives, 1951-64 (PRO, 1998), it provides an essential basis for contemporary historians and other social scientists to understand better the history of Britain since 1945.

Read a sample chapter.