Research Paper Ideas.
revised 16 Mar. 2006, compiled by Jeremy Lewis .
Contrast the Thatcherite period with that of Attlee and 'Butskellism'. Compare the modernizing of British government under Blair with that under Atlee (1946-51), Lloyd George (1910-1920) or Disraeli (1860s-70s). Explain the rise of the welfare state in Britain during the twentieth century. What were the contributions of Winston Spencer Churchill to British politics? Compare these prime ministers as Labour leaders: Atlee, Wilson and Blair.
In foreign policy, discuss the withdrawal from Empire post WW2. How has entry to the EU affected British policies and British sovereignty? In domestic policy, consider the development of health care, public transport, education, housing or macroeconomic control. How has British control of Ireland been challenged and reformed since the late nineteenth century?