When did postwar Britain end? How far from 1945 have we come? In a series of thought-provoking chapters, the distinguished contributors to this volume compare the current epoch which the period immediately following World War II. They explore the following key areas: party governments, judicial law, the premiership and broadcasting. This penetrating collection examines whether there has been a significant turning point in British history since 1945, and in doing so points to the substantial changes in attitude of the 1960s.
SIMON JAMES is the author of British Cabinet Government (1999) and British Government: A Reader in Policy Making (1997). - VIRGINIA PRESTON is Deputy Director of the Institute of Contemporary British History at the Institute of Historical Research, London where she edits the monthly Survey of Current Affairs for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.