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What have been the defining characteristics, trends and changes of Britain’s post-war public policy? Developments in British Public Policy provides a comprehensive review of all the key public policy sectors in contemporary British Politics today. Each chapter is written by a leading authority on each policy sector, and includes definitions of key terms, examples and case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading. It will be essential reading for all students of contemporary British public policy and will serve as an ideal companion to Policy-Making in Britain: An Introduction.
Chapter 2: Economic Policy
How can we link the policies and issues of a period that takes us from the exuberance of VE celebrations in 1945 – mixed with all the trauma and devastation of a long war – through to the early years of the 21st century; from an era of total war to one in which there is an ongoing war on terror?; from an era of utility furniture to one of modern retro- and post-modernism?; from an era of rationing to one of avid consumption and wide consumer choice?; from an era of Empire to one of European integration? Clearly much has changed; the past has the appearance of another country. Yet there are also many themes which weave through the period. In ...