Thatcherist

Thatcherist

A politician or other person who favors the deregulation, privatization, and other conservative policies associated with Margaret Thatcher, who was prime minister of the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1990. The beliefs of Thatcherists, which include monetarism and free markets, are intellectually closely related to Reaganomics.
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The typical Thatcherist motto that there is no such thing as society reduces social problems such as unemployment and crime to "individual irresponsibility" rather than treating them as systemic malfunctions.
That was my point, not whether we need Thatcherist policies, though for my money a forceful new 'Lady with a handbag' would only be a positive influence on Europe and help balance out today's Germany-led discipline.
That was my point, not whether we need Thatcherist policies, though for my money a forceful new "Lady with a handbag" would only be a positive influence on Europe and help balance out today's Germany-led disciplinarianism.
Contrary to Stuart Hall's usages of the term for conceptualizing Thatcherist political discourse (Hall 1979: 15-17; cf Hall 1985) delineating the latter as an undemocratic ideological content, our approach tries to discern "authoritarian populism" as a form of articulation.
Jamie Peck and Adam Tickell's contribution--arguably the best in the collection--traces the dissemination of neo-liberal thought through the knowledge production of Thatcherist think-tanks in the U.
Yet each of the features that distinguish Israel from its neighbors "are deteriorating as Israel becomes a Thatcherist and semifascist regime" (p.
Chapter six explores the new wave of popular resistance to evictions, and chapter seven critiques attempts to "solve" the problem through the classically Thatcherist method of selling off sub-economic housing.
In his account of the success of Thatcherist ideology, Hall explains how monetarism was translated from a "theoretical ideology into a populist idiom" of moralism connected to a notion of Britishness ("Great Moving Right Show" 2 8-9).
His former role as a trades union activist places him among a group that became a primary opponent to Thatcherist policies: "[.
But just as the Thatcherist political era extolled the virtue of selelp and seletterment, so the comedy culture produced a procession of stand-alone comics.
Heath was leader and prime minister but his period of power is seen as an unhappy coda to the Attlee-Macmillan-Butler post-war policies to be utterly discarded by the Thatcherist triumphalism.
Evans' role as analyst gives way to radical advocacy from time to time, and just as he describes Thatcherist hypocrisy with controlled disgust, he seems sad and wistful as he recalls the lost radical vision and opportunities.