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Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Michael Ironside and Roger Seifert


Throughout the 1980s Mrs. Thatcher dominated political life in the UK and Thatcherism became the shorthand for a series of political initiatives all over the world. Most accounts of these years have concentrated on the economics of free markets and privatisation. This book takes a different stance through a detailed analysis of the responses of The National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO) members, activists, leaders, and officials to the government’s public sector reform and restructuring programme. Employees in health, local government, and education faced cuts in funding, c ... More

Keywords: Thatcher, political life, Thatcherism, free markets, privatisation, NALGO, public sector reform, health, local government, education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199240753
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Ironside, author
Keele University

Roger Seifert, author
Keele University