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Finding a role?

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In 1970 the 'cold war' was still cold, Northern Ireland's troubles were escalating, the UK's relations with the 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, landscape and townscape, social framework, family and welfare structures, economic policies and realities, intellect and culture, politics and government. The concluding chapter ranges chronologically even more widely to bring out the interaction of past and present, then asks how far the UK had by 1990 identified its world role. Like Harrison's Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951-1970 (2009) - the immediately preceding volume in this series - Finding a Role? includes a full chronological table and an ample index of names and themes. This, the first thorough, wide-ranging, and synoptic study of the UK so far published on this period, has two overriding aims: to show how British institutions evolved, but also to illuminate changes in the British people: their hopes and fears, values and enjoyments, failures and achievements. It therefore equips its readers to understand events since 1990, and so to decide for themselves where the UK should now be going.

In an excellent condition almost as new . Black board with gilted lettering to the spine, hardboard cover almost as new with clean crisp pages and fine binding. Dust jacket also in very good condition with extremely gentle wear, with some bumping to the top of the spine.

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Author(s):
HARRISON Brian
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 16cms
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199548757
ISBN-13:
9780199548750
Number of pages:
679
Publisher:
Clarendon -2010

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In 1970 the 'cold war' was still cold, Northern Ireland's troubles were escalating, the UK's relations with the 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, landscape and townscape, social framework, family and welfare structures, economic policies and realities, intellect and culture, politics and government. The concluding chapter ranges chronologically even more widely to bring out the interaction of past and present, then asks how far the UK had by 1990 identified its world role. Like Harrison's Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951-1970 (2009) - the immediately preceding volume in this series - Finding a Role? includes a full chronological table and an ample index of names and themes. This, the first thorough, wide-ranging, and synoptic study of the UK so far published on this period, has two overriding aims: to show how British institutions evolved, but also to illuminate changes in the British people: their hopes and fears, values and enjoyments, failures and achievements. It therefore equips its readers to understand events since 1990, and so to decide for themselves where the UK should now be going.

In an excellent condition almost as new . Black board with gilted lettering to the spine, hardboard cover almost as new with clean crisp pages and fine binding. Dust jacket also in very good condition with extremely gentle wear, with some bumping to the top of the spine.

Author(s):
HARRISON Brian
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 16cms
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199548757
ISBN-13:
9780199548750
Number of pages:
679
Publisher:
Clarendon -2010

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Oxfam Books & Music Taunton

Taunton is the county town of Somerset and the home of Somerset County Cricket. It is a great place to visit with a good variety of big name retail outlets and places to explore.

For example - The Taunton to Bridgewater Canal runs through the town and a footpath follows it - a walk which is so peaceful and interesting. The Somerset County Museum has many educational and interesting items and often has exhibitions of local and wider interest. Vivary Park with it's functioning bandstand. The park is situated close to the shopping centre it hosts the annual Taunton Flower Show and proves to be an absolute haven within the town - a place to relax and refresh yourself during a days shopping and looking around.

Oxfam Books and Music in Taunton can be found on Bridge Street right next to Taunton's bridge over the Canal.

We are always looking to welcome new volunteers to our vibrant team. If you feel able to offer Oxfam some of your time, please either e-mail the shop Manager at: oxfamshopf3010@oxfam.org.uk or come on in and pick up an Application Form.

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We'd love to receive your donations - Received daily we also have a useful trolley you can borrow to unload your car and if staffing allows we can come and help you.

An ideal day to donate is a Sunday (10am - 4pm) parking nearby in the Coal Orchard Car Park (Free on Sundays only).

We stock and sell a FULLY CURATED selection of great quality pre-loved second hand books and music, including sheet music, vinyl, CDs and DVDs . We also have lovely mounted pictures and prints and a brilliant range of ethically sourced greetings cards and gifts along with Fair Trade food and environmentally sound beauty and household goods.

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