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The Tories and Television, 1951-1964

The Tories and Television, 1951-1964

Author: Anthony Ridge-Newman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137562548

Category: History

Page: 168

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This book explores the role of television in the 1950s and early 1960s, with a focus on the relationship between Tories and TV. The early 1950s were characterized by recovery from war and high politics. Television was a new medium that eventually came to dominate mass media and political culture. But what impact did this transition have on political organization and elite power structures? Winston Churchill avoided it; Anthony Eden wanted to control it; Harold Macmillan tried to master it; and Alec Douglas-Home was not Prime Minister long enough to fully utilize it. The Conservative Party’s relationship with the new medium of television is a topic rich with scholarly questions and interesting quirks that were characteristic of the period. This exploration examines the changing dynamics between politics and the media, at grassroots and elite levels. Through analysing rich and diverse source materials from the Conservative Party Archive, Anthony Ridge-Newman takes a case study approach to comparing the impact of television at different points in the party’s history. In mapping changes across a thirteen year period of continual Conservative governance, this book argues that the advent of television contributed to the party’s transition from a membership-focused party to a television-centric professionalized elite.

Political Communication in Britain

Political Communication in Britain

Author: Dominic Wring

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030008222

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Political Communication in Britain is a now established series of nine books, the first of which appeared in the aftermath of the 1979 General Election. This book follows the structure of previous volumes and features commentaries and assessments from the pollsters who monitored voter opinion during the 2017 General Election. It also includes chapters from party strategists responsible for devising and executing the rival campaigns. Furthermore contributions from journalists offer a media perspective on the campaign. The remainder of the book consists of academic material designed to complement and augment the aforementioned professionals’ chapters. Here the focus is on the major dynamics of political communication, specifically the roles of the press, television, advertising, internet and other such phenomena during the 2017 Snap Election.

Reporting the Road to Brexit

Reporting the Road to Brexit

Author: Anthony Ridge-Newman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319736822

Category: Social Science

Page: 363

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This edited collection brings together leading international scholars to explore the connection between Brexit and the media. The referendum and the activism on both sides of the campaign have been of significant interest to the media in the UK and around the world. How these factors have been represented in the media and the role of the media in constructing the referendum narrative are central to assisting the development in our understanding of how UK and global democracy is being manifested in contemporary times. This book explores these topics through presenting a wide range of perspectives from research conducted by leading international scholars, and concludes with an assessment of the potential democratic and international implications for the future. By grappling with a highly important and controversial topic in a comparative and varied way, the volume contributes to theoretical debates about the nature and role of the media in complex social, political and cultural contexts.

Television Policies of the Labour Party 1951-2001

Television Policies of the Labour Party 1951-2001

Author: Des Freedman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135759247

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Des Freedman explores Labour's divided response to the development of commercial television in the 1950s and assesses the impact of Wilson's governments on television in the 1960s. His key argument is that Labour has always been a vigorous but ultimately unreliable advocate of television.

Welfare Policy Under the Conservatives, 1951-1964

Welfare Policy Under the Conservatives, 1951-1964

Author: Paul Bridgen

Publisher: Public Record Office Publications

ISBN: UCBK:C063759512

Category: Great Britain

Page: 323

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This handbook summarizes the development of all welfare policies in the period 1951-1964, and provides a guide to records available, or about to become available, at the Public Record Office. The previous volume in the series covered the years 1939 to 1951.

The Conservative Party Since 1945

The Conservative Party Since 1945

Author: Stuart Ball

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719040132

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 238

The Conservative Party has been a dominant force in postwar British politics. This book explores the 50 years from Winston Churchill's defeat in 1945 to the long tenure of Margaret Thatcher, then John Major. Themes and events of the period are brought vividly to life through the views and reactions of those involved.

The Conservatives Since 1945

The Conservatives Since 1945

Author: Tim Bale

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199234370

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

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The Conservatives since 1945 is about how and why parties in general, and the Conservative Party in particular, make changes to the face they present to the electorate, the way they organize themselves, and the policies they come up with. This is an in-depth but comprehensive study based on original archival sources.

Britain, 1846-1964

Britain, 1846-1964

Author: Martin Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: 0199133735

Category: Great Britain

Page: 288

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The aim of this book is to explain how Britain's circumstances changed between 1846 - 1964: Britain in 1846 was by far the richest nation in the world. In 1964, Britain was, comparatively, much less rich than the USA and, though amongst the world's richest nations, was losing ground to Japan and to Western Europe. Because of her wealth and her navy, Britain in 1846 was the most powerful nation in the world. Britain in 1964 was dwarfed by the superpowers of the USA and the USSR. The British Empire of the 1840s refelcted Britain's power. By 1964 the Empire was collapsing. Only one in five men (and no women) could vote in the Britain of 1840s. By 1964 Britain was fully democratic, with all adults entitled to vote. In a period of a little over a century, these were some of the changes to which Britain had to adapt. It was a period that marked a substantial fall in Britain's comparative power and prosperity in the world.

The Conservative Party

The Conservative Party

Author: Anthony Seldon

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752495231

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The Conservative Party is Britain's most successful political party. For large parts of modern British history it has been the dominant party, though it has always suffered from internal division and periods of defeat. This colourful account of the Party's history since the late 18th century takes the reader on a voyage of discovery.

Wynne Godley

Wynne Godley

Author: Alan Shipman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030122898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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This timely biography of the economist Wynne Godley (1926-2010) charts his long and often crisis-blown route to a new way of understanding whole economies. It shows how early frustrations as a policy-maker enabled him to glimpse the cliff-edges other macro-modellers missed, and re-arm ‘Keynesian’ theory against the orthodoxy that had tried to absorb it. Godley gained notoriety for his economic commentaries - foreseeing the malaise of the 1970s, the Reagan-Thatcher slump, the unsustainable 1980s and 1990s booms, and the crises in the Eurozone and world economies after 2008. This foresight arose from a series of advances in his understanding of national accounting, price-setting, the role of modern finance, and the use of economic data, especially to grasp the interlinkage of stocks and flows. This biography also gives due attention to Godley's life outside academic economics – including his chaotic childhood, truncated career as a professional oboist, equally brief stints as a sculptor’s model and economist in industry, and a longer spell as as a Treasury adviser with a mystery gift for forecasting. This first full-length biography traces Wynne Godley’s long career from professional musician to public servant, policymaker, tormentor of conventional macroeconomics and creator of a workable alternative – all after escaping a childhood of decaying mansions and draconian schools, and rescuing his private world from the legacy of two Freuds. Drawing on Godley’s published and unpublished work and extensive interviews with those who knew him, the author explores Godley's improbable life and explains the lasting significance of his work.

Anglo-American Media Interactions, 1850-2000

Anglo-American Media Interactions, 1850-2000

Author: Joel H. Wiener

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230286221

Category: History

Page: 309

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This volume reveals the complicated ways in which British and American media have influenced each other over the past two centuries. In doing so, it adds an important transatlantic dimension to media scholarship, while demonstrating the crucial and varied ways in which media have helped build an Anglo-American 'special relationship'.