Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 September 2008

272 Pages | 12 Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719080630

Bookseller Code (06)


The Labour governments 1964-1970 volume 3

Economic policy

Jim Tomlinson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Available in paperback for the first time The third in the three volume set The Labour governments 1964-1970, this book concentrates on Britain's economic policy under the Labour governments in the 1960s Assesses the origins, development and outcomes of the attempts made by the 1964-1970 Labourgovernments to modernise the British economy and forms the first comprehensive and archivally-based work to offer a detailed study of this modernisation project Places the modernisation project in the context of Labour's economic ideas as they had developed since the 1940s as well as the economic legacy they inherited from the previous thirteen years of Conservative rule Asks how the pursuit of modernisation affected Labour's pursuit of "social justice", before offering an overall assessment of Labour's period of office

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