British Politics since 1945offers a comprehensive overview of post-war British politics ideal for introductory students and general readers alike. The book balances a narrative of the major events and personalities of the post-war political scene with a critical assessment of the recurrent issues and concerns of political debate. It also analyses the main ideological perspectives operating within party politics since the Second World War - from the Right, the Centre and the Left - showing how these dominant groups have viewed developments and expressed their ambitions over the last fifty years.The book makes extensive use of tabular material, and includes useful appendices for reference, such as a list of general elections and prime ministers since 1945, and a chronology of important legislation. It is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in the history and politics of post-war Britain.
Peter Dorey is Lecturer at the School of European Studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff.