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Butskellism

Term popularized in Great Britain during the 1950s, coined in The Economist by merging the names of two successive Chancellors of the Exchequer, Labour's Hugh Gaitskell (1950–1) and the ...

Butskellism

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... Consensus politics characteristic of the 1960s and 1970s, when there was a measure of agreement between the left wing of the Conservative Party and the right wing of the labour party . The name combines two representative moderate figures, ‘ rab ’ Butler and the Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell ( 1906–63...

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David Carlton

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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2018
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Social sciences, Politics
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60 words

... Term popularized in Great Britain during the 1950s, coined in The Economist by merging the names of two successive Chancellors of the Exchequer, Labour’s Hugh Gaitskell ( 1950–1 ) and the Conservative R. A. Butler ( 1951–5 ). Both favoured a ‘mixed economy’, a strong welfare state, and Keynesian demand management designed to ensure full employment. David...

Butskellism

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

... . Consensus politics characteristic of the 1960s and 1970s, when there was a measure of agreement between the left wing of the Conservative Party and the right wing of the Labour Party . The name combines two representative Middle of the road figures, Rab Butler and the Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell ( 1906–63 ). See also Blatcherism...

Butskellism

Butskellism  

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Term popularized in Great Britain during the 1950s, coined in The Economist by merging the names of two successive Chancellors of the Exchequer, Labour's Hugh Gaitskell (1950–1) and the Conservative ...
Gaitskell, Hugh Todd Naylor

Gaitskell, Hugh Todd Naylor (9 Apr. 1906)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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2021
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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830 words

...rationalist in politics—famously dismissed by Bevan as a desiccated calculating machine. He was also highly principled and unwilling to compromise on what he regarded as key policies. His efforts to lead the Labour Party to the centre ground led the Economist to refer to ‘Butskellism’, a term for the perceived similarities in economic policies between himself and the Conservative R. A. Butler . Gaitskell took an instrumental view of public ownership. He thought that the mixed economy was now able to deliver full employment and the welfare state. Socialists...

Gaitskell, Hugh Todd Naylor

Gaitskell, Hugh Todd Naylor (9 Apr. 1906)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics
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822 words

...rationalist in politics—famously dismissed by Bevan as a desiccated calculating machine. He was also highly principled and unwilling to compromise on what he regarded as key policies. His efforts to lead the Labour Party to the centre ground led the Economist to refer to ‘Butskellism’, a term for the perceived similarities in economic policies between himself and the Conservative R. A. Butler . Gaitskell took an instrumental view of public ownership. He thought that the mixed economy was now able to deliver full employment and the welfare state. Socialists...

Decolonization

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Maarten L. Pereboom, Rosemarijn Hoefte, Katherine G. V. Fidler, Mary Ann Heiss, and Amelia H. Lyons

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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17,777 words
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...interest in the empire in the decades that followed largely unsuccessful, it proved difficult to sustain popular support for the expense or even idea of retaining it. At least a passing nod to shifting domestic economic priorities is also in order here. As the ideology of Butskellism (the postwar consensus regarding moderate state intervention to promote social goals, particularly in education and health) rose to prominence in postwar Britain, support for the empire waned, particularly in light of the growing expanse and expense of the welfare state. Faced...

Blatcherism

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

...economic and social sphere. Policing cannot be expected to underpin a social order whose foundations have been eroded by Blatcherite neoliberalism. robert reiner (professor of criminology at the London School of Economics): in The Guardian ( 24 November 2005 ) See also Butskellism...

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