This book offers a comprehensive overview of Britain's development since the end of the Second World War. Drawing together the themes that have dominated discussion amongst scholars and media commentators, the volume provides a valuable introduction for students of contemporary British history, politics, and society.Britain Since 1945 comprises twenty-three contributions from leading authorities and newer scholars, set in context with a foreword by Raymond Seitz. The chapters are grouped under the thematic headings of government, society, and economy, and address topics such as: foreign policy political parties the media political and economic issues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland race relations women and social change science and information technology culture industrial relations the welfare stateThe book fuses together these key perspectives to provide a rich portrait of Britain in the late 20th century and the changes and developments that have shaped the period.
Jonathan Hollowell teaches in the History Department at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. He has taught for several American universities and while a research student at Oxford University he was a tutor for St. Peter's College. A former research fellow at the Institute of Contemporary British History in London, he is co-editor of the journal European Review of History/Revue European d'Histoire and among his publications are Twentieth-Century Anglo-American Relations (2001) and a forthcoming text on twentieth-century Europe.