Britain in Decline

Economic Policy, Political Strategy and the British State

  • Authors
  • Andrew Gamble

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Decline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 3-40
  3. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 43-63
    3. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 64-95
  4. Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 99-126
    3. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 127-156
    4. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 157-185
    5. Andrew Gamble
      Pages 186-225
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 226-263

About this book


For a hundred years, Britain's decline as a great power has gone hand in hand with the relative decline of the British economy. Andrew Gamble's much acclaimed book provides a historical account of Britain's rise and fall and a succinct introduction to the main explanations of decline and political strategies for reversing it. The fourth edition has been updated throughout and a new concluding chapter assesses the state of debate and of the British economy after the Thatcher decade.


democracy economic policy Thatcher

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