The End of Consensus - Society (Modern Britain AQA complete notes 8/16)

These notes are for the 'Making of Modern Britain' course on AQA and as such follow the spec, although would be useful for all modern britian courses. They contain hystoriography, detail and explanations. 

The notes are devided into the sections of the spec, therefore there are 16 documents (as there are 4 areas (politics, economics, society, and foriegn policy) and there are 4 periods (Post war, Wilson + heath, Thatcher, and Blair)). 

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The
End
of
Consensus
­
Society


The
impact
on
communities
of
industrial
disputes;
the
significance
of
the
Miner's

strike,
1973;
the
birth
of
environmentalism







Demographics




- UK
population
(million)

o 1960
-
52.4

o 1970
­
55.6

o 1980
­
56.3

o Note:
Not
steady
growth


! Some
years
saw…

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Living
conditions




- New
housing
estates
and
council
estates
increased.

o Slums
cleared
and
replaced
by
tower
blocks.

- More
private
car
ownership
and
the
ever
expanding
road
network
­

enabled
people
to
`flee
the
suburbs',
inner
cities
were
underfunded
and

increasingly
falling
into
decay





Industrial
disputes



- Strike
became…

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- 1969
Friends
of
the
Earth
was
formed
(USA),
expanded
to
Britain
in
1971.

- 1973
British
Ecology
Party
was
formed
(became
the
Green
party)

- 1971
Greenpeace,
radical
group
(Canada)
expanded
to
Britain
in
1977
to

campaign
against
Whaling.

- Direct
action
split
the
environmental
movement.

- 1973
Animal…

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- New
universities
created
by
Labour
became
anti-government
militant

hotbeds
of
revolutionary
talk
and
protest.
It
had
been
designed
to
create

more
professional
and
civic-minded
citizens.


- July
1966
Time
Magazine
published
a
feature
on
London
titled
`swinging

city'
about
London.
Britain
was
rapidly
gaining
a
reputation
as

permissive.

-…

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o Marr

`Feminism
wasn't
a
societal
change
in
the
60s
it
was
a

philosophical
one'

! Citing
the
sexual
exploitation
by
Rock
Stars
other

celebrities,
and
the
obvious
distain
for
women
in
male
work

places.


Historiography

- K.O.
Morgan

o `The
social
fabric
had
been
kept
intact
because
of
high…

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