Ideas and Politics in Modern Britain

ISBN: 
033351551X
Date published: 
January 1990
Paperback
Price: 
£18.99
Pages: 
285

British politics in recent years has been charged with becoming unusually, and excessively, ideological. But what are those ideologies? What were their origins? How do they relate to public affairs? In this book a collection of distinguished authors explain the academic origins and practical consequences of the unprecedented ferment of ideas which produced, and which followed, the breakup of the postwar consensus. Spanning the universities, journalism and politics, they offer fresh insights into the complex relations of new ideas in academe and in the public realm.