Buy Books Online > British & Irish history > The British State Since 1945: An Introduction
The British State Since 1945: An Introduction: Book by Tom Ling

The British State Since 1945: An Introduction

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780745611419    Publisher: Polity Press Year of publishing: 1998     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 288        
This volume identifies the main changes in the British state since 1945 and evaluates their consequences. It provides students and practitioners with an understanding of the changing public sector and the relationship...Read more
This volume identifies the main changes in the British state since 1945 and evaluates their consequences. It provides students and practitioners with an understanding of the changing public sector and the relationship between these changes and the wider conduct of politics. Recent academic and political responses to the British state have been influenced by an atmosphere which is increasingly suspicious of hierarchies, bureaucracies and, indeed, the state itself. Tom Ling identifies the factors leading to this development and in the final chapter he evaluates the more important recent responses to the changed atmosphere. The British State Since 1945 will be widely read by students and practitioners of British politics and public sector change. Its concern with policy--making and policy--implementation also makes it a valuable resource for students of social welfare and economic interventions. Through its evaluation and application of a variety of theoretical and analytical approaches to the question of the British State, this book will also be of interest to everyone concerned with more theoretical debates about the nature of the state and contemporary politics.
Read less
Review:
Combining case studies, general historical and institutional analysis and a sustained theoretical commentary, this book provides an excellent analysis of the postwar British state. It is an...Read more
Combining case studies, general historical and institutional analysis and a sustained theoretical commentary, this book provides an excellent analysis of the postwar British state. It is an original and accessible study demonstrating how one really can "bring the state back in" to postwar economic, social and political analysis. This book should find a ready place on the reading lists of all those concerned with the development of the British state and postwar British politics." Bob Jessop, University of Lancaster "A useful introduction ... The author combines a coherent conceptual overview with a careful exposition of such key issues as managerialsim, professionalism, and the rise of the a new public managementa . The book is to be recommended to an undergraduate audience." Political Studies
Read less

Recommended Books for you - See all

OUT OF STOCK

Looks like the book you were looking for is currently not in stock with us. Please leave us your email and phone number.
We will get back to you as soon as it's available.

Your email
Phone No.
Enter characters from image

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions