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Manipulating Hegemony

State Power, Labour and the Marshall Plan in Britain


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rhiannon Vickers
    Pages 1-5
  3. Rhiannon Vickers
    Pages 19-38
  4. Rhiannon Vickers
    Pages 39-53
  5. Rhiannon Vickers
    Pages 78-91
  6. Rhiannon Vickers
    Pages 112-131
  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

  1. 1.Lecturer in PoliticsUniversity of LeedsUK

About the authors

Rhiannon Vickers is Lecturer in Politics at University of Leeds.

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