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The Civil Service Under the Conservatives, 1979–1997

Whitehall's Political Poodles?

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“A welcome and necessary antidote to those who, in the face of the Thatcher experience, speak hyperbole and display over-reaction to this most mesmeric of Prime Ministers and her technicolour premiership. In place of hype, Dr Richards has brought reason and evidence.” From the Foreword by Professor Peter Hennessy, University of London

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-898723-63-9
Hardback Price: £39.95 / $59.95
Release Date: April 1997
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-898723-64-6
Paperback Price: £14.95 / $24.95
Release Date: April 1997
Page Extent / Format: 288 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
Illustrated: No


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An excellent analysis of the impact of the Thatcher years (and until 1995 of the Major government) on the senior levels of the English civil service. Highly recommended.

This book is a valuable source of what senior civil servants thought about Thatcher’s influence on their appointment and role.
Government and Opposition

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