British Economic Policy 1945-51: The Labour Governments

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    British Economic Policy 1945-51: The Labour Governments

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, History, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description
    The period 1945-51 is a key one in the development of economic policy because the consequences of the Second World War were immense and they were faced by the first Labour government to be elected with an overall majority. The course starts with consideration of the 1945 election, followed by reconstruction. The remainder of the course deals with different aspects of both domestic and external economic policy, such as employment policy, rationing, wage restraint and balance of payments policy.

    Course Aims
    The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the nature and objectives of economic policy in Britain under the Labour governments in the period 1945 to 1951.
    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
    By the end of this course, students should be able to:

    1. Describe the principal elements of economic policy in this period and the economic
    and political context in which this policy was formulated.

    2. Develop a critical awareness of the historical debates relating to the nature
    and objectives of economic policy in this period.

    3. Discuss the nature and development of particular economic policies in this period.

    4. Make use of key documents to explore a particular historical issue.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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