The Politics of Decline

An Interpretation of British Politics from the 1940s to the 1970s

  • Geoffrey K. Fry

About this book


Britain was victorious in the Second World War, and yet thirty years later she had many of the characteristics of a defeated nation. What went wrong? The Politics of Decline sets out the assumptions of the 1940s and clinically examines the records of successive Governments as they strove to run the country in the approved manner. The I.M.F. crisis of 1976 brought these efforts to a shuddering halt. Using original sources, this book marshals the evidence to support a compellingly written interpretation of events.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey K. Fry
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40594-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-55445-0
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