Local Government and Thatcherism

by Hugh Butcher

Publisher: Routledge

Written in English
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  • Conservatism,
  • Great Britain,
  • Local Government,
  • Thatcher, Margaret,
  • Politics/International Relations
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Number of Pages224
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ISBN 100415032113
ISBN 109780415032117

  LeftCentral Book Review This is a bantamweight text, which packs a super-heavyweight punch. And Evans, whose first edition was published fifteen-years ago, has revised his view; granting Mrs Thatcher more significance than he initially credited her with. Thatcherism is not considered a coherent ideology; Evans along with others believes it was (is) an amalgam of. Margaret Thatcher. But 'Thatcherism' has always been a highly controversial term. Opinion is divided as to whether the election of the Thatcher Government marked a major watershed in British politics, comparable to Many have argued that Thatcherism is . Thatcher Thatcherism Government ‘Thatcherism’ is a useful term’ (Nigel Lawson), Discuss. Margaret Thatcher came to power in , the successor to James Callaghan. From – , Thatcher, to many, ruled with an ‘iron fist’, winning three consecutive general elections despite her popularity immensely decreasing during her first.   But no political philosophy has shaped a nation in quite the same way as Thatcherism. At its most crude, Thatcherism represents a belief in free markets and a small state. Rather than planning and regulating business and people's lives, government's job is to get out of the way.

•Eventually, Thatcher attempted to replace local property taxes with a national flat-rate tax. •This led to rioting, and Thatcher resigned and was replaced by John Major. •Ongoing dissatisfaction with Thatcherism, however, led to the election of Tony Blair, a Labor Party candidate, in Transforming local governance: from Thatcherism to New Labour Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Stoker, Gerry Date Publisher Palgrave Macmillan Pub place Basingstoke Volume Government beyond the centre ISBN , ISBN , ,,   First published in , this volume explores how, seventeen years after the election of the first Thatcher government, it is clear that despite the attacks, land use planning has survived. Talk during the s of the death of planning and a bonfire of controls seem in hindsight distant and by: 6. Thatcherism describes the conviction politics, economic, social policy and political style of the British Conservative Party politician Margaret Thatcher, who was leader of her party from to It has also been used to describe the beliefs of the British government under Thatcher as Prime Minister from to , and beyond into the governments of John Major, Tony Blair and David.

The power of labor unions, which intimidated the government by calling frequent strikes and demanding higher wages for reduced working hours. A large public sector. The postwar Labour program of nationalization lead to the government taking over large sectors of the economy, such as airlines, railroads; and the coal, natural gas, iron, steel. During the s Stalinism (through Marxism Today) tried to build the broadest possible front against Thatcherism by refuting and denouncing class politics - and the struggle for socialism. Ten years on, with the collapse of their beloved Soviet Union, and the same faces were telling us that in actual fact Thatcher had got a lot right/5.

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Local Government and Thatcherism by Hugh Butcher (Author), Ian G. Law (Author), Robert Leach (Author), & ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN.

This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Cited by: Get this from a library. Local government and thatcherism.

[Hugh Butcher;] -- Makes sense of recent changes, looking at ideology and politics in finance, services, local development, race and consumer accountability, and presents three likely models of local government in the.

Get this from a library. Transforming local governance: from Thatcherism to New Labour. [Gerry Stoker] -- Written by the leading authority in the field, this important new book brings together the results of ten years' research to provide a systematic assessment of the changing nature of local governance.

The author analyzes in detail what New Labour has been trying to do to local governance and management and assesses how and why it has achieved only a mixed record of change.

The book concludes by providing a vision of good local governance and an assessment of future challenges for research and by:   The government also abandoned its commitment to full employment, stating this was the responsibility of employers and employees.

Thatcherism is. Local Government and Thatcherism. Butcher, Hugh L., etc., Law, I.G., Leach, R., Mullard, M. Published by Routledge () ISBN ISBN Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes.

May show signs of minor shelf wear and. Thatcherism is a branch of Conservative ideology that originated from the ideals and teachings of Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister from until Essentially, Thatcher believed in the primacy of competition and a free market, and possessed a fundamental distrust Local Government and Thatcherism book the power of government.

She also believed in the right of individuals to have the freedom to determine their own. ‘It was said in the s that local government was the bulwark against Thatcherism.’ ‘Distancing himself from Thatcherism, he declared that there was such a thing as society.’ ‘He exemplifies the pragmatic aspects of Thatcherism.’ ‘The era of Thatcherism and Reaganism has kind of run its course.’.

Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government presided over an year war between central and local government. Her key characteristics, notably her. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals Local Government and Thatcherism book Local Government and Thatcherism by H.

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Thus, what local political leaders and local government does is important to local policy success, economic growth, public service transformation and improvement and policy learning, all of which Author: Gerry Stoker.

Thatcher and Thatcherismsurveys the origins and impact of Thatcherism as a cultural construct and an economic creed. Centering on the career of Margaret Thatcher, the author argues that Thatcherism was a bold experiment in ideologically driven government which failed to meet its objectives.

Thatcher and Thatcherismincludes discussion of: * privatisation and the fate of the trade unions. Local government rates (taxes) were replaced by the community charge, popularly known as the "poll tax", which levied a flat rate on all adult residents.: Almost every adult, irrespective of income or wealth, paid the same, which would heavily redistribute the tax burden onto the less t: 1st Thatcher ministry, 2nd Thatcher ministry.

Thatcherism Notable events from Thatcher's premiership Cold War Irish hunger strike The lady's not for turning Falklands War Brighton hotel bombing Opposition to trade unions Miners' strike Local Government Act Westland affair Sermon on the Mound broadcasting restrictions Community Charge Gulf War General elections general election.

Cite this chapter as: Mather G. () Thatcherism and Local Government: An Evaluation. In: Stewart J., Stoker G. (eds) The Future of Local by: This book is also written to allow both central and local government perspectives on local government reform to be understood.

There is little that is written about local government from a central government perspective apart from the formal policy documents which appear regularly. Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism: Dead but not buried the financial crisis that undermined the New Labour Government in – This crisis was the pretext for the previously noted revival.

This chapter starts in early with the last few months of the Labour government. It includes an account of the strike by social workers during the ‘winter of discontent’, and of the crisis over public-sector pay and incomes policies.

Then, it covers the election of the Conservative Party under Mrs. Thatcher in Mayfollowed by the main developments during the early years of the Author: Mike Ironside. It seemed the Government was keen to reduce the power of Local Authorities, which were often Labour, especially in the big conurbations, and increase the power of central government.

Mrs Margaret Thatcher had a clear notion of the relationship between the individual and society. For writers on the left such as Stuart Hall and Bob Jessop Thatcherism is a local response to a global economic crisis that threatened welfare capitalism.

The State had to intervene in order to re-orientate the British economy towards global markets, reduce the power of labour as against capital and change institutions such as the trade unions. Welcome to the Thatcher Network The Thatcher Network exists to promote the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism.

Established inthe network brings together researchers of Thatcher and Thatcherism from different academic disciplines and connects them with journalists, policymakers and the public. It has received funding from the Political Studies Association and the Social History.

Transforming Local Governance: From Thatcherism to New Labour Gerry Stoker (auth.) Year: Publisher: Macmillan Education UK. Language: english. Pages: ISBN Series: Government Beyond the Centre.

File: PDF, MB. Preview. Send-to-Kindle or Email. Please login to your account first; You can write a book. Thus the material and ideological context within which local government leisure policy operates is constituted by the heritage of Thatcherism.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in Author: Ian P. Henry. Thatcherism Explained. Thatcherism comprises the conviction, economic, social and political style of the British Conservative Party politician Margaret Thatcher, who was leader of her party from to It has also been used to describe the principles of the British government under Thatcher as Prime Minister from to and beyond into the governments of John Major, David Cameron.

Thatcher contributed to Britain’s problem of over-centralisation with her war on local government, and poisoned the well of privatisation by selling off natural monopolies in ways that favour.

This article was updated at ET on Febru In an Italian hotel ballroom of spectacular opulence—on red velvet chairs, beneath glittering crystal chandeliers and a stained-glass ceiling—the conservative movement that once inspired people across Europe, built bridges across the Iron Curtain and helped to win the Cold War came, finally, to an end.

Sylvia Horton, ‘Local Government – A Decade of Change’, in Stephen P. Savage and Lynton Robins (eds.), Public Policy Under Thatcher (Palgrave Macmillan, ), pp.

–9, –5. Ray Hudson, ‘Thatcherism and its Geographical Legacies: The New Map of Socio‐spatial Inequality in the Divided Kingdom’, Geographical Journal. The Anatomy of Thatcherism explains how, for the first time In British history, a prime minister's name has become an 'Ism'â a symbol of a profound social change.

Letwln argues that Thatcherism promoted a moral agenda rather than an economic doctrine or a political theory in order to achieve a fundamental realignment in British politics. the repercussions of Thatcherism on cities and urban communities remain deeply controversial; a recent ‘non-partisan’ academic conference titled ‘Thatcherism Now’ held in Liverpool received protests and physical threats.7 This article reintroduces the issue of the inner city into the project of under-standing the Thatcher government.

Looking at the future of local government, this book examines the different changes, such as community charge and other financial changes, housing reforms, education reforms services, local democracy and other problems within the local government. A good article, although clearly some bias in this article: “The second focus was Thatcherism’s progressively more hard-line stance on implementing neo-liberal policies, with the enormous bonus of North Sea oil funding only a tripling of unemployment, ” I would add major tax cuts were also achieved unless you think going from 60 to 40% and 33% to 25% are not significant.Thatcherism comprises the conviction, economic, social and political style of the British Conservative Party politician Margaret Thatcher, who was leader of her party from to It has also been used to describe the principles of the British government under Thatcher as Prime Minister from to and beyond into the governments of John Major, Tony Blair, David Cameron [1], Theresa.Thatcherism describes the conviction, economic, social and political style of the British Conservative Party politician Margaret Thatcher, who was leader of her party from to It has also been used to describe the beliefs of the British government under Thatcher as Prime Minister from to and beyond into the governments of John Major, Tony Blair and David Cameron.