Consensus: a debate too long?

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Author: Anthony Seldon
Date: Oct. 1994
From: Parliamentary Affairs(Vol. 47, Issue 4)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 6,068 words

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British government since World War Two has been characterized by consensus between the Conservative Party and the Labor Party. The study of this period is divided between scholars who think the government has been characterized by consensus and those who feel that adversarial politics has been the norm. Both parties have agreed on issues such as defense, criminal justice, labor relations and economic and social policies. The political history of these and other topics since 1945 is discussed in terms of the consensus versus adversarial politics debate.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A15928711