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Vol. II: Moderating the State’s Role
Written by the leading expert in the history of UK energy, this study provides new, in-depth analysis of the development of UK petroleum policies towards the North Sea oil and gas industry from the early 1960s to the early 1980s. Following on from volume I (The Growing Dominance of the State) to...
Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge
Vol. I: The Growing Dominance of the State
Written by the leading expert in UK petroleum economics, this study provides a new, unique, in-depth analysis of the development of British policies towards the North Sea oil and gas industry from the early 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on full access to the UK Government’s relevant...
Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge
The UK and The European Community: Volume 1
This text analyzes British official thinking behind the UK's standing aloof from the moves after 1945 towards European economic collaboration, leading to the establishment of ECSC and the EEC in the 1950s. It deals with the later change of tack (1961), covers the organization in Whitehall for the...
Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge
From Rejection to Referendum, 1963-1975
This is the second volume in The Official History of Britain and the European Community, and describes the events from 1963 up until the British referendum on the Common Market in 1975. In 1963, General de Gaulle dashed Prime Minister Macmillan’s hopes of taking Britain into the European...
Published July 1st 2012 by Routledge
Popular Capitalism, 1987-97
This is Volume II of Professor Parker's authoritative Official History of Privatisation, covering the period from the re-election of Margaret Thatcher in 1987 to the election of Tony Blair in 1997. Volume II considers in detail several of the major privatisations, including those of airports, steel...
Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge
Reforming the Civil Service, Volume I: The Fulton Years, 1966-81
This first volume of the Official History of the UK Civil Service covers its evolution from the Northcote-Trevelyan Report of 1854 to the first years of Mrs Thatcher’s government in 1981. Despite current concerns with good governance and policy delivery, little serious attention has been paid to...
Published January 9th 2011 by Routledge
The Official History of the United Kingdom's D-Notice System
Secrecy and the Media is the first book to examine the development of the D-Notice system, which regulates the UK media's publication of British national security secrets. It is based on official documents, many of which have not previously been available to...
Published May 25th 2009 by Routledge
Desmond Morton and the World of Intelligence
The mysterious life and career of Desmond Morton, Intelligence officer and personal adviser to Winston Churchill during the Second World War, is exposed for the first time in this study based on full access to official records. After distinguished service as artillery officer and aide-de-camp to...
Published April 16th 2009 by Routledge
The formative years 1970-1987
This first volume of the Official History studies the background to privatisation, and the privatisations of the first two Conservative Governments led by Margaret Thatcher from May 1979 to June 1987. First commissioned by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair as an authoritative history, this volume...
Published January 18th 2009 by Routledge
The Origins of the Falklands War
Drawing on a vast range of previously classified government archives as well as interviews with key participants, this first volume of the official history of the Falklands Campaign is the most authoritative account of the origins of the 1982 war. In the first chapters the author analyses the...
Published June 27th 2007 by Routledge
The Official History of Britain and the European Community, Vol. II: From Rejection to Referendum, 1963-1975
To Be Published April 29th 2014
The Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee: Volume I: From the Approach of the Second World War to the Suez Crisis
To Be Published June 11th 2014