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Finding a Role?: The United Kingdom 1970-1990

Brian Harrison


In 1970 the ‘cold war’ was still cold, Northern Ireland's troubles were escalating, the UK's relations with the European Economic Community (EEC) were unclear, and corporatist approaches to the economy precariously persisted. By 1990 Communism was crumbling world-wide, Thatcher's economic revolution had occurred, terrorism in Northern Ireland was waning, ‘multi-culturalism’ was in place, family structures were changing fast, and British political institutions had become controversial. Seven analytic chapters pursue these changes and accumulate rich detail on changes in international relations, ... More

Keywords: cold war, Northern Ireland, multi-culturalism, international relations, family, welfare structures, landscape, townscape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199606122
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199606122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Harrison, author
Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford