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Labour and India, 1942–7

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the endgame of British decolonization in the light of the main themes of the book. It begins by returning to the theme of Labour's uneasy relationship with imperial governance. ... More


Labour, charity and voluntary action: The myth of hostility

Nicholas Deakin and Justin Davis Smith

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter overturns the simplistic characterisation of the twentieth-century Labour party as antagonistic to voluntarism. As it sets out, while opposition to voluntarism has indeed been a theme ... More


Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945–1951

L. V. Scott

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204213
eISBN:
9780191676154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204213.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book studies conscription in the years immediately following the Second World War, when for the first time Britain introduced conscription. The book examines the military reasoning behind ... More


The 1949 Bid to end Statutory Theatre Censorship

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter gives a detailed overview of the political context for the 1949 bid to end statutory theatre censorship. It shows how this attempt to introduce reform coincided with a period of ... More


National‐Level Party Management

Andrew Thorpe

in Parties at War: Political Organization in Second World War Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199272730
eISBN:
9780191709661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272730.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the resilience of the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal parties in wartime Britain. It focuses, not just on the party leaders like Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, ... More


Churchill and Egypt 1946–1956

Wm. Roger Louis

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0028
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill believed that the Egyptians were an inferior and essentially cowardly people. But he did, towards the end of his career as Prime Minister of Britain, decide in favour of evacuation ... More


Labour in Power

Anne Deighton

in The Impossible Peace: Britain, the Division of Germany, and the Origins of the Cold War

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278986
eISBN:
9780191684272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278986.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

For the Labour Government in 1945, both domestic and external pressure for continuity was great. Clement Attlee and Ernest Bevin, Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary respectively after July 26, ... More


Old Wine in New Bottles? British Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1938–1939 and 1947–1948

Vít Smetana

in Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918–1948

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263914
eISBN:
9780191734359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263914.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Britain's policy towards Czechoslovakia, ironically and tragically, twice fell victim to the geo-strategic realities of the time. While the general approach to foreign policy conducted by Neville ... More


‘Bringing Alive’ the Post Office

Mariel Grant

in Propaganda and the Role of the State in Inter-War Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204442
eISBN:
9780191676284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204442.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The adoption of a permanent publicity policy was definitely related to commercial considerations, but it was also the culmination of a long process, and reflected the department's commitment to its ... More


The English Road to Socialism

Ross McKibbin

in Parties and People: England 1914-1951

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199584697
eISBN:
9780191702402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584697.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Party victorious in 1945 had, of course, a pre-history. The programme that the Labour Party presented to the electorate in 1945 was not developed overnight and was a product of more than just the ... More


Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51: An Uneasy Relationship?

Daniel W. B. Lomas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099144
eISBN:
9781526120922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099144.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Drawing extensively on recently released documents and private papers, this is the first extensive book-length study to examine the intimate relationship between the Attlee government and Britain’s ... More


Labour’s High Noon 1945–1947

Kenneth O Morgan

in The People’s Peace: British History 1945-1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198227649
eISBN:
9780191678769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227649.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter relates the role and influence of the Labour Party in post-war Britain's development. Recovery from substantial losses in overseas investments and domestic industry disruptions took ... More


The Collectivist Retreat 1948–1951

Kenneth O Morgan

in The People’s Peace: British History 1945-1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198227649
eISBN:
9780191678769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227649.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After the 1947 crisis, the government made no further move to further state intervention but did not unravel previous efforts either in a bid to prove the administrative competence of British ... More


1953–1964: The British Left and the New China

Tom Buchanan

in East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199570331
eISBN:
9780191741425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570331.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

After the ending of the Korean War the British left played a significant role in promoting better relations with the ‘New China’. This chapter examines a number of examples such as the Labour Party ... More


The Attlee governments

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World, Volume 1: The Evolution of Labour's Foreign Policy, 1900-51

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067440
eISBN:
9781781700655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067440.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the foreign policy of the Labour Party during the term of Prime Minster Clement Richard Attlee. It explains that when the party turned to the U.S. to address its financial ... More


1931–1951

Jeremy Nuttall

in Psychological Socialism: The Labour Party and Qualities of Mind and Character, 1931 to the Present

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071645
eISBN:
9781781701539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071645.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In David Marquand's alternating chronology, the governments of Clement Attlee marked a moralist-activist collectivist phase. Yet, this was also a transition stage in the Labour Party, and indeed in ... More


War and social democracy

J. A. Chandler

in Explaining Local Government: Local Government in Britain since 1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067068
eISBN:
9781781701355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067068.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Undermining the dual-polity ethos of the nineteenth century opened the door to an insidious encroachment of central controls, and manipulation of local government services and structure by central ... More


Attlee versus Blair: Labour governments and progressive social policy in historical perspective

Robert M. Page

in Social Policy Review 16: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424716
eISBN:
9781447303435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter provides a comparison of the achievements of the Attlee government with those of Blair's New Labour administration. It examines the context, aims, and achievements of the two ... More


A British Bomb

David James Gill

in Britain and the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy, 1964-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804786584
eISBN:
9780804788588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786584.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers an overview of nuclear policy between 1945 and 1962. It charts the development of British nuclear diplomacy in the post-war period, focusing on the major themes that Wilson would ... More


The Cataclysm and its Origins

Gareth Dale

in Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231176088
eISBN:
9780231541480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176088.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In which Polanyi finds refuge from war and a welcoming research environment in the USA, where he writes his magnum opus, before returning to Europe, closer to the horrors of war and the Holocaust, ... More


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