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Power, Competition and the State By Keith Middlemas

Power, Competition and the State
by Keith Middlemas

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'An extraordinarily rich and suggestive work, full of illuminating asides and thought-provoking insights, backed by a formidable mastery of detail. Competition among interest groups to settle how the national interest should be defined made Wilson's attempt to create a Labour planned economy almost impossible.
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Power, Competition and the State: Volume 2 by Keith Middlemas

'An extraordinarily rich and suggestive work, full of illuminating asides and thought-provoking insights, backed by a formidable mastery of detail. This is a magnificent achievement.' David Marquand In the forefront of contemporary history, this volume displays the same breadth, originality and innovation as the first. The start of intense rivalry between industry, trade unions and the financial sector, to influence policy in postwar Britain, increased in the late 1950s. Macmillan's government succeeded briefly in restoring some of the original wartime consensus after 1961, only to see hopes for Conservative planning wither. Competition among interest groups to settle how the national interest should be defined made Wilson's attempt to create a Labour planned economy almost impossible. Despite the spur of relative decline, modernisation always fell far short of politicians' aims, putting in doubt the ability of even a modern state to achieve its ambitions. A series of crises exposed promises of breakthrough into growth, which governments blamed on the self-interest of institutions - without whose co-operation they still believed they could not govern.

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Table of Contents


List of Acronyms and Abbreviations - Introduction - Consolidation or Reform? - The Strategy of Risk - Labour's Springtime - Labour's Descensus Averni - Coming to Terms: Industry - Coming to Terms: The Economy - Social Democrats and Socialists - The Conservative Identity - A Quiet Revolution? - Typhoon - The Doldrums Departing - Notes - Tables - Index

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GOR004286586
Power, Competition and the State: Volume 2 by Keith Middlemas
Keith Middlemas
Used - Good
Hardback
Palgrave Macmillan
1990-02-19
469
0333414136
9780333414132
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.