Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kevin Jeffreys
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kevin Jeffreys
    Pages 9-34
  4. Kevin Jeffreys
    Pages 59-84
  5. Kevin Jeffreys
    Pages 85-109
  6. Kevin Jeffreys
    Pages 110-130
  7. Kevin Jeffreys
    Pages 176-196
  8. Kevin Jeffreys
    Pages 197-200
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 201-243

About this book


Thirteen wasted years'? Or the dawn of a new 'affluent society'? This book explores which description more appropriately fits the era of Conservative government in Britain after 1951. The author assesses the changing fortune of successive administrations under Churchill, Eden, Macmillan and Douglas-Home. He also analyses broader questions such as post-war 'decline', the nature of 'consensus politics' and the electoral effects of Britain's entrenched class system. In the first major stuy to have access to all official papers for 1951-64, Dr Jefferys provides a fresh critique of a key period in British political history.


Churchill government Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PlymouthEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Retreat from New Jerusalem
  • Book Subtitle British Politics, 1951–64
  • Authors Kevin Jefferys
  • Series Title British Studies Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-62970-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-62971-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-25733-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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