Abstract since the late-1970s, scholars have been engaged in a vibrant debate about the nature of post-war british politics while some writers have suggested that the three decades that succeeded the second world war witnessed a bi-partisan consensus on key policy questions, others have argued that it was conflict, not agreement, that marked the period. In fact, it is widely accepted, and my research confirms, that there was a cross-party post-war political consensus on criminal justice which mean that, by and large, crime would be kept out of the public domain and addressed through low imprisonment, community sanctions, and offender reintegration. An expansive discussion of post-war politics, but he did suggest that the consensus he described had endured until the mid-1970s from the late-1980s, a number of studies (jones 1996 pimlott 1989) challenged. The ‘consensus’ claim offers a perspective of overall political stability, with ad hoc personalities and events upsetting the cart at the margins because this view fits with our intuitive conception of the cold war itself, and because it appears to be confirmed in the empirical record – both labour and conservative governments have had.
‘the myth of consensus: new views on british history, 1945-64’ (1996), there was a challenge to the accepted views of the post-war consensus partly they and other historians argued that the cold war, as much the second world war, shaped the post-war policies, for example, in encouraging co-operation with unions and a mixed economy. The post-war consensus and its meaning for our understanding of british politics - andreas michaelis - essay - politics - international politics - region: other states - publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay. Post-war consensus how long did the consensus last what is known as the post-war consensus started with the election of clement atlee in 1945, british prime minister 1945-51 and ended following the election of margaret thatcher, british prime minister 1979-90.
These images would haunt the british public for decades to come, and fear that resulted from these months of chaos culminated in a decisive end of consensus politics from the ashes of the post. Post-war british politics of consensus table of contents 1 introduction 2 post-war consensus 3 the lack of consensus 4 conclusion 5 works cited introduction the post-war period was an extremely difficult period in the history of great britain. A further key area, which is essential to discuss in order to assess the extent to which there was a consensus in post-war british politics, is social policy, with particular reference to the national health service, welfare, and education. Adversarial politics in the immediate post-war period critics of the consensus take issue with its validity, questioning who can can be considered an active participant despite being hailed as a labour landslide, the 1945 election highlights the issues with pftp and the westminster model.
1945-51 labour in power post war recovery and welfare reforms start of consensus the 1950’s social and political consequences of affluence under conservatives 1960 to 1973 modernisation attempts by cons and labour. These are the sources and citations used to research critically evaluate the argument that there was a post-war consensus in british politics after 1945. Talk:post-war consensus i felt this article was needed because it was an important era in post-war british political history 28 consecutive surpluses i think the line 'between 1947 and 1975 post war consensus economic strategies created 28 consecutive years of budget surpluses, despite the massive reduction in the size of the british. Argued that the problem with british politics was that it was insufficiently consensual due to the two-party, winner-takes-all characteristics of the political system the labour party historian ben pimlott argues that ‘consensus’ was a term used largely by new. Her rejection of the post-war consensus was ideological, against both left and right her premiership ushered in an era of neo-liberalism – one which has endured today.
The limits of consensus: conservative propaganda and responses to the rise of the labour party, 1945-51 _____ allegra geller the university of edinburgh 2014 1 many historians agree that a definite post-war consensus prevailed in british politics from the labour party landslide victory in the general election of 1945 to the rise of thatcherism in 1979. During this era the political elite had common interests, similar backgrounds, and shared experiences which historians argue caused the influential and powerful leaders of the parties to have similar policies and approaches to politics, which gives support to the idea of a post-war political consensus. British politics from the end of the second world war until therise of thatcherism was characterized by the practice of consensusin 1979 margaret thatcher proclaimed, it must be a convictiongovernment - a view incompatible with consensus as a style ofgoverning - and set about challenging the. P kerr: 'the post-war consensus: a woozle that wasn't', chapter of postwar british politics in perspective add to my bookmarks export citation type chapter is part of book title postwar british politics in perspective author(s) marsh, david date 1999 publisher polity press pub place cambridge.
Since the late-1970s, scholars have been engaged in a vibrant debate about the nature of post-war british politics while some writers have suggested that the three decades that succeeded the second world war witnessed a bi-partisan consensus on key policy questions, others have argued that it was conflict, not agreement, that marked the period. The post-war consensus is a name given by historians to an era in postwar british political history, from the end of world war ii in 1945 to the election of conservative margaret thatcher as prime minister in 1979.
This course offers a detailed engagement in british politics and government since the second world war it grapples with the expansion of the state, the economy, welfare, party politics and the imperatives of the democratic system. This is a powerpoint presentation that outlines the post-war consensus witnessed in britain this is a useful resource for british politics students or those wanting to understand the post-war consensus in britain more. The postwar british consensus revision the following is a plain text extract of the pdf sample above, taken from our political aspects of british economics notesthis text version has had its formatting removed so pay attention to its contents alone rather than its presentation.