The Question of UK Decline: State, Society and Economy
An introduction to issues surrounding the problem of UK economic decline. This text discusses each of the major areas involved (economics, economic history, sociology, political science and international relations), and evaluates the major political solutions currently on offer.
The problem of economic underperformance
Labour and capital in economic underperformance
State and society in economic underperformance
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argument banks Barnett Britain British British economy capital capitalist cent Chandler civilian companies competitive Conservative contemporary UK corporatist Correlli Barnett critical cultural de-industrialisation demand dominant economic decline economic growth economic performance Economic Policy effective employment evidence expenditure explain export financial institutions firms forces Fordist Germany ibid impact imperial important industrial change industrial decline industrial development industrial modernisation industrial performance industrial policy industrial power industrial recovery industrial relations industrialisation innovation investment Japan Keynesian Labour governments labour movement Labour Party leadership levels liberal managerial manufacturing sector military-industrial complex organisation output political Pollard postwar period postwar UK problem public ownership rates relationship role Second Industrial Revolution Second World War social democratic structure sustained Thatcher thesis trade unions twentieth century UK economic underperformance UK industry UK manufacturing industry UK-based manufacturing industry UK's University Press weakness West Germany work-group power workers