Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 December 2017

288 Pages | 38 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198786092

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Managing the Economy, Managing the People

Narratives of Economic Life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit

Jim Tomlinson

  • Provides an original account of British economic life since the Second World War
  • Shows how successive governments have managed the people by managing the narrative on the economy
  • Puts current economic debates into historical perspective
  • Illuminates how economic debates are highly contingent upon historical circumstances, rather than expressing permanent "truths"
  • Integrates accounts of government propaganda with accounts of economic management