Manipulating Hegemony

State Power, Labour and the Marshall Plan in Britain

  • RhiannonĀ Vickers

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rhiannon Vickers
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    Pages 39-53
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 140-185

About this book


Drawing on neo-Gramscian theories of International Political Economy, this book explores the impact of the Marshall Plan on labour and government in Britain. Rather than the US imposing a 'politics of productivity' on an unwilling government, the centre-right of the Labour Party used the Marshall Plan to achieve its own political ends. Manipulating Hegemony shows how the government was able to marginalise the left to create a pattern of state-labour politics that was to endure until the end of the 1970s.


economy government hegemony political economy politics state trade union Union

Authors and affiliations

  • RhiannonĀ Vickers
    • 1
  1. 1.Lecturer in PoliticsUniversity of LeedsUK

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