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Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan

A Very Political Special Relationship


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. James Cooper
      Pages 1-28
  3. Monetary Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. James Cooper
      Pages 31-55
    3. James Cooper
      Pages 56-70
  4. Taxation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. James Cooper
      Pages 73-93
    3. James Cooper
      Pages 94-114
  5. Trade (Labor) Unions, Privatisation and Deregulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. James Cooper
      Pages 117-135
    3. James Cooper
      Pages 136-178
  6. Conclusions: ‘Who Influenced Whom?’

    1. James Cooper
      Pages 179-185
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 186-261

About this book


A new exploration of the relationship between the Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan administrations in domestic policy. Using recently released documentary material and extensive research interviews, James Cooper demonstrates how specific policy transfer between these 'political soul mates' was more limited than is typically assumed.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK

About the authors

JAMES COOPER completed his PhD at Aberystwyth University, UK, in 2010, and then became Lecturer in Modern History at the same institution. During the 2012/13 academic year he will be the Fulbright-Robertson Visiting Professor of British History at Westminster College, Missouri, in the United States.

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