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Book Title: Economic Policy|
The author of the book: Jim Tomlinson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.44 MB
ISBN 13: 9780719080630
Edition: Manchester University Press
Date of issue: March 15th 2009
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Available in paperback for the first time, this book is the third in the three volume set The Labour governments 1964-1970 and concentrates on Britain's economic policy under the Labour governments in the 1960s.
It assesses the origins, development and outcomes of the attempts made by the 1964-1970 Labour governments under Harold Wilson to modernise the British economy. This is the first comprehensive and archivally-based work to offer a detailed study of this modernisation project.
The book places the project in the context of Labour's economic ideas as they had developed since the 1940s as well as the economic legacy they inherited from the previous thirteen years of Conservative rule. After outlining this context and providing a summary narrative of economic policy over this period, the international aspect of Labour's approach to the economy is analyzed. The core of the book then goes on to look in detail at the policies directly concerned with modernization. Following the agenda set by the national plan of 1965, policies on planning, investment and the firm, technical change, the labor market and the nationalized industries are all analyzed. In addition, the productivity campaign of the late 1960s is shown to have encapsulated many of the underlying ideas but also many of the problems of Labour's approach to economic policy. The final section of the book asks how the pursuit of modernisation affected Labour's pursuit of "social justice," before offering an overall assessment of Labour's period of office.
The book will be of special interest to contemporary historians, economic historians and those interested in the history of the Labour party. Together with the other books in the series, on domestic policy and international policy, it provides a complete picture of the development of Britain under the premiership of Harold Wilson. Available in paperback for the first time, this book is the third in the three volume set The Labour governments 1964-1970 and concentrates on Britain's economic policy under the Labour governments in the 1960s.
Read information about the authorJim Tomlinson grew up in a small northern Illinois town and lived for many years in a small New England town. He lives now in rural Kentucky with his wife, fiber artist Gin Petty. His fiction and poetry have been published in The Pinch, Shenandoah, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere.
Jim's debut short story collection, Things Kept, Things Left Behind, won the 2006 Iowa Short Fiction Award. His short story, "First Husband, First Wife" was published in Five Points and recently anthologized in New Stories from the South, 2008.
A second book of stories, Nothing Like An Ocean, is just out, published by University Press of Kentucky.
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