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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Thatcherism
Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990.
Thatcherism is the name given to the laissez-faire policy of Margaret Thatcher (1925-), British prime minister from 1979 to 1990.
And Mrs Thatcher was curiously wrong-footed by the collapse of communism and the emergence of democracies in eastern Europe.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Thatcherism   (487 words)

  
 Thatcherism
Political outlook comprising a belief in the efficacy of market forces, the need for strong central government, and a conviction that self-help is preferable to reliance on the state, combined with a strong element of nationalism.
The ideology is associated with the former UK premier Margaret Thatcher, but stems from an individualist view found in Britain's 19th-century Liberal and 20th-century Conservative parties, and is no longer confined to Britain.
Elements of Thatcherism, particularly the emphasis on controlling public expenditure and promoting opportunities for personal achievement, have been incorporated into the policy approach of the ‘New Labour’; government of Tony Blair, from 1997.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0031418.html   (257 words)

  
 BBC - History - Margaret Thatcher (1925 - )
Thatcher became Conservative member of parliament for Finchley in north London in 1959, serving as its MP until 1992.
Thatcher was nicknamed the 'Iron Lady' by the Soviets.
In 1992, Thatcher left the House of Commons for the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/thatcher_margaret.shtml   (439 words)

  
 thatcherism
Thatcher did not originate these ideas, and nor was she the first British politician to put them forward.
Thatcher defeated the long miners’ strike of 1984-85 and, in successive Acts of Parliament, curbed the power of the unions.
If the latter, Thatcherism may be considered little more than the bombastic style of one remarkable but deluded woman and a concoction got up by the media to help sell tabloid newspapers, the political equivalent of a page three nude.
www.history-ontheweb.co.uk /concepts/thatcherism93.htm   (832 words)

  
 Thatcher and Thatcherism in retrospect
Politically, Mrs Thatcher faced criticism from the so-called "wets" in her party, leading to her famous "not for turning" comment at the Conservative Party Conference.
She was succeeded by John Major, whose approach was more conciliatory, looking for a nation more at ease with itself as he put it—and who won the 1992 election very much against the odds, before 18 years of Conservative rule came to an end in 1997 with the landslide victory for new Labour.
In some areas, Mrs Thatcher’s Government was spectacularly successful in reducing public spending: on housing, thanks to the sell-off of council houses; on industrial support, thanks to the privatisation of loss-making nationalised industries.
www.whitegum.com /journal/thatcher.htm   (4616 words)

  
  Thatcherism
Thatcherism is the name given to the laissez-faire policy of Margaret Thatcher (1925-), British prime minister from 1979 to 1990.
An advocate of supply-side economics, among Thatcher's policies were: reductions in tax; manipulation of the money supply to reduce inflation;
In 1983, Thatcher's anti-inflationary policies resulted in the worst unemployment figures since 1923.
www.economyprofessor.com /economictheories/thatcherism.php   (144 words)

  
  Thatcherism Information
Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990.
"Thatcherism" is characterised by a free market economy, monetarist economic policy, privatisation of state-owned industries, low direct taxation but conversely higher indirect taxation, opposition to trade unions, nationalism, centralism, as well as checks on the size of the Welfare State and local government.
Thatcher believed in economic liberalism and claimed in 1983 that "We have a duty to make sure that every penny piece we raise in taxation is spent wisely and well.
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The Thatcher Experiment Thatcher overturned the conventions of her day, namely that in order to lead, a party must position itself at or close to the centre, that in a period of high unemployment no government could expect to be re-elected and that co-operation with the majority economic interests is inevitable.
Thatcherism There are three contexts in which Thatcherism is considered, namely leadership style, the strong state free economy and the international reaction to prevailing problems which went beyond Britain.
Thatcher stuck to her fundamental beliefs in a way that most politicians do not, remaining consistent across all her speeches and throughout her career.
users.ox.ac.uk /~manc0902/trinity/pol/wk6-thatcherism/KAVANAGH.doc   (1013 words)

  
 Hoover Institution - Hoover Digest - Thatcherism after Thatcher
Like Reagan and Thatcher, we must have the self-confidence to dismiss the left’s claims to have history on its side, and we must have the courage to tackle the challenges that seem so intractable that most politicians shrink from even thinking about them.
So whereas Thatcher and Reagan used to look to economists as their gurus, their successors will be calling on social scientists to provide their intellectual firepower and their policy ideas.
So Thatcherism does have a future if conservatives are prepared to show that lady’s courage, to revive her principles, and to apply them with her conviction.
www.hoover.org /publications/digest/3512541.html   (2315 words)

  
 THE POLITICS OF GREED: and the path beyond - NI 188 - The bitter death of the welfare state
It is this underlying consensus which Thatcherism is dismantling in practice and rubbishing in principle.
This longer-term and deeper reshaping of the cultural and moral life of the nation is really what gives Thatcherism its cutting edge and makes it a 'hegemonic' force in politics: a force which means not simply to win electoral power in the system, but to realign the whole of society with its project.
The problem with Thatcherism is not its commitment to change but rather the nature of the changes which it has set in motion.
www.newint.org /issue188/bitter.htm   (1085 words)

  
 The Praful Bidwai Column
Thatcherism uniquely combined social conservatism, parochial nationalism and devotion to predatory capitalism in a fangs-bared, anti-trade union, property-worshipping form.
Mrs Thatcher’s great success lay in stirring up, and then legitimising, deep antipathy among the middle classes towards the idea of equality and welfare.
Thatcherism, which celebrated the “Greed Creed”, coincided with the rise of the ultra-conservative US Right.
www.insaf.net /praful/archives/20010618.col.htm   (1450 words)

  
 Petia Jivkova - Thatcherism and Its Aftermath
The impact of Thatcher government and the break with consensus are most clearly distinguished in the program of denationalization and liberalization (or the abolition of the state monopoly).
Thatcher’s active diplomacy concerning the USSR and the close relations with the USA (and especially President Ronald Reagan) contributed greatly to the end of the Cold War.
Thatcherism and its aftermath are controversial as an economic and social legacy.
amb.cult.bg /students/PJivkova1.htm   (3377 words)

  
 Thatcherism
Thatcherism saw a return to the liberal economics of the nineteenth century, what believed in the power of the market to provide social welfare.
But in Jackson’s view Thatcherism failed, because it was based on a market ideology "...not generally accepted by the working class or by the educated who have different values".
The most significant consequence of Thatcherism for government in the 1990’s will probably be to show that the government cannot leave it to the markets - some form of intervention is necessary.
www.ulibauer.de /sen/thatcherism.htm   (930 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Thatcherism
Thatcher was Secretary of State for education and science (1970–74) under Edward Heath, whom she...
Margaret Thatcher Alcin Bleasdale and the Struggle for Working-Class Identity.
Her bid for posterity; Margaret Thatcher's reshuffle could keep Thatcherism going long after she has retired.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Thatcherism   (477 words)

  
 Goodbye Britain | The Authority
When Bruce Gyngell arrived on the scene, he took the station upmarket slightly, jettisoning the baggage of his predecessor — ironically, the now-Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke.
The woman was Mrs Thatcher, the British Prime Minister, and she was TV-am’s greatest supporter.
The much remarked-upon irony, that it was she who caused the station’s demise, is now a cliché that broadcasting historians have been commenting on since the fateful day that the new regulator’s fax arrived at Camden Lock, and will continue to do so for many more years.
www.transdiffusion.org /emc/theauthority/goodbye.php   (650 words)

  
 Robb Hecht - MEDIA 2.0
The British Labor Party Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain invited Margaret Thatcher, the onetime rival of his Labor Party, to tea at 10 Downing Street; then he went out and hired Saatchi and Saatchi, the advertising agency that helped bring Mrs.
Thatcher (a Torie) to power nearly three decades ago, to handle its advertising in the next election campaign.
Since then, the firm has been purchased by Publicis and the Saatchis were disbanned in 1994 to MandC Saatchi.
media.ducttapemarketing.com   (4590 words)

  
 The Wittenham Hill Cider Pages
Long Ashton Research Station near Bristol, where I took my Ph.D in the 1970's.
When Thatcherism forced the closure of the Research Station's cider research programme after 83 glorious years, I moved with my family to South Oxfordshire and was lucky enough to be able to plant a small cider orchard of my own.
It's not very big - just 33 trees of 11 different 'vintage' varieties on dwarf rootstocks which produce just a few hundred litres a year.
www.cider.org.uk /homepage.htm   (153 words)

  
 Thatcherism is Dead. Long Live Thatcherism!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indeed, so comprehensive was the victory of New Labour that the pundits felt emboldened to talk about the death of the Tories and the prospect of the U.K. being ruled by a left-of-centre coalition for decades to come.
The intention, as with education, is to decentralise the NHS, expand private involvement in both the managing and financing of the NHS and to try to create a market in which doctors and nurses control their own expenditure.
On the contrary, this was a radicalism that she could only dream about and she was always keen to reassure those who thought she had advanced too far with one of her favourite sayings of those days - "the NHS is safe with us".
www.la-articles.org.uk /thatcher.htm   (1984 words)

  
 Politico's Bookshop : Thatcher & Thatcherism - by Eric Evans
Thatcher and Thatcherism surveys the origins and impact of Thatcherism as a cultural construct and an economic creed.
Centring on the career of Margaret Thatcher, the author argues that Thatcherism was a bold experiment in ideologically driven government which failed to meet its objectives.
Thatcher and Thatcherism includes discussion of: privatisation and the fate of the trade unions Britain's slow economic decline versus Thatcher's delusions of British grandeur the legacy of the Falklands and of Britain's approach to Europe education, the civil service and crime the poll tax fiasco.
www.politicos.co.uk /books/24988.htm?ginPtrCode=10410&identifier=   (301 words)

  
 [NYTr] Thatcherism - Stateside
When Baroness Thatcher came to power, Britain was recovering from an era when the IMF paid its bills and strikes crippled the country.
This is clearly a history-shaping moment." He talks about Thatcher and Reagan being "two of the most influential figures of the 20th century"; when she appeared at his funeral in June, it was as if she were the surviving partner of a political marriage.
The irony is that, in Britain, Thatcherism has scant chance of revival - when the Conservatives had pledged to outspend Labour on health and education and Letwin is taking months to summon the courage to pledge a hard tax cut.
tania.blythe-systems.com /pipermail/nytr/Week-of-Mon-20041213/010660.html   (1959 words)

  
 Thatcherism - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979, a time when there was considerable industrial relations problems in Britain.
The economy, trade unions, dwarfs, and long waits in Post Offices, were major concerns, and the term Thatcherism was derived to describe Margaret Thatchers approach to tackling these difficult issues.
Thatcherism was about getting things done, developing a strong muscular physique, growing facial hair and long sideburns, and most of all punishing the weak.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Thatcherism   (310 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1999 | 04/99 | Thatcher Anniversary | Is Thatcherism dead?
The Conservative Party is presently tearing itself apart because its leadership is trying to abandon two of the central principles of Thatcherism, the belief that public spending should be reduced and that privatisation and markets are intrinisically superior to public provision.
By no means all of this was due to Margaret Thatcher - there were powerful social and economic forces at work in the 1980s and early 90s to which governments throughout the world, of right as well as left, had to respond.
She massively increased it, leaving at the end of the Conservative tenure one in three children living in households with less than half the average income (the official definition of poverty).
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/special_report/1999/04/99/thatcher_anniversary/334316.stm   (784 words)

  
 Exorcising the Demons of Thatcherism
these are as central to Thatcherism's hegemonic project as the privatisation programme of the assault on local democracy."[7] This ideology was to a large extent based around attempting to re-establish a halcyon national past in which the problems and divisions inherent in contemporary Britain were effectively obfuscated.
Thatcher's speeches on the victory in the Falklands are indicative of the use and abuse of history by her government and deserve to be quoted at length:
Thatcher manages to place this insignificant event within a tradition of national power and pride that includes Waterloo, Trafalgar, and the Battle of Britain and, more importantly, to utilise this symbolic power to strengthen domestic support that resulted in a sweeping Conservative victory in the 1983 elections.
www.literarylondon.org /london-journal/september2005/murray.html   (4294 words)

  
 Essay: Thatcherism - Coursework.Info
Thatcherism Assess the impact of Thatcherism on the Conservative Party's approach to Politics since 1975 When Thatcher became leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975, she began to air her new radical policies.
Thatcher's ideas were revolutionary and have had a considerable impact on Conservatism.
Thatcher drew on the ideas of Milton Friedman via her influential colleague, Sir Keith Joseph.
www.coursework.info /A2_and_A-Level/Politics/United_Kingdom/Thatcherism_L12774.html   (263 words)

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