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Christine E. Hallett

abdication of the Tsar and several months after the Bolsheviks had seized power’.49 She conveys a sense that, even as her personal life is taking a new and satisfying course, the life of her nation is gradually being strangled by the Bolshevik Revolution, the decline into civil war, and the New Economic Policy.50 At the end of the 1920s, Stalin’s ‘revolution from above’, incorporating the collectivisation of agriculture, the industrial drive of the first Five Year Plan, and the ‘Cultural Revolution’ 223 Volunteer girls directed against the old intelligentsia, swept away

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
Fighting a tropical scourge, modernising the nation
Jaime Benchimol

domestic product was growing at over 10 per cent a year. 72 Economic policy prioritised durable consumer goods, energy, and transport and communication industries, combining foreign borrowing, tax breaks for major national and foreign investors, wage squeezes, and political and trade union repression. There was a marked concentration of wealth, the public sector and state companies expanded, family and subsistence farming declined, and

in The politics of vaccination
William Muraskin

a new vaccine that they had not prioritised, a vaccine that would push aside their own health or economic policies, how would they react? If an organisation like the WHO or THE Gates Foundation, but dominated by India, China and Kenya, set up goals for immunisation and held meetings manipulated by their nationals in which UK and US desires were subordinated to southern goals, what would the response be? For a country like the United States

in The politics of vaccination
Martin D. Moore

.), The Politics of Thatcherism (London: Lawrence and Wishart in Association with Marxism Today, 1983), pp. 19–39; N. Timmins, The Five Giants: A Biography of the Welfare State (London: Fontana Press, 1996), pp. 356–60. 74 Kerr, Post-War British Politics . For economic policy: R. Lowe, The Welfare State in Britain since 1945 , 3rd edition (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), pp. 125–6. 75 J. Tomlinson, ‘Why was there never a “Keynesian revolution” in economic policy?’, Economy and Society , 10:1 (1981), 72

in Managing diabetes, managing medicine
Natasha Feiner

, though, liberal values which stressed self-reliance rather than state intervention continued to influence policy throughout the post-war period. 95 The apparent shift from post-war settlement to neo-liberalism under Thatcher is an attractive but, as Peter Kerr has put it, ‘ultimately misleading’ picture of twentieth-century British social and economic policy. 96 As this chapter has shown, even in the immediate post-war period British governments were reluctant to extend

in Balancing the self
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Managing diabetes, managing medicine
Martin D. Moore

, ‘“Liberty with order”: Conservative economic policy, 1951–1964’, in M. Francis and I. Zweiniger-Bargielowska (eds.), The Conservatives and British Society (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996), pp. 274–88. 41 G. O’Hara, From Dreams to Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in the 1960s (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). 42 S. Ball and A. Seldon (eds.), The Heath Government, 1970–1974: A Reappraisal (Longman: London, 1996). And for their international connections: B. Clift and J. Tomlinson

in Managing diabetes, managing medicine
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Gareth Millward

. 52 Millward, ‘A disability act?’ 53 Chris Rogers, ‘The politics of economic policy making in Britain: A re-assessment of the 1976 IMF crisis’, Politics & Policy , 37:5 (2009), 971–94; Colin Hay, ‘Chronicles of a death foretold: The Winter of Discontent and construction of crisis of British Keynesianism’, Parliamentary Affairs , 63 (2010), 446–70; Barbara Castle, Fighting All the Way (London: Pan Books, 1994); Bernard Donoughue, Prime Minister: The Conduct of Policy under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan (London: Cape, 1987

in Vaccinating Britain
George Campbell Gosling

, 1992); Correlli Barnett, Barnett, The Lost Victory: British Dreams, British Realities, 1945–1950 (London: Pan Books, 1996). 7 For the wider literature on the 1945 election and Attlee's government see Addison, Road to 1945 ; Jim Tomlinson, Democratic Socialism and Economic Policy: The Attlee Years

in Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918–48
Bonnie Evans

Children’s rights in global context The 1970s and 1980s had brought important changes to the structure of children’s rights in Britain that had repercussions around the world. At the same time, Margaret Thatcher’s model of economic policy that encouraged privatisation of public services and a reduction in public spending, together with tax cuts

in The metamorphosis of autism