From Dreams to Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in 1960s Britain (Paperback)
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From Dreams to Disillusionment: Economic and Social Planning in 1960s Britain (Paperback)

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Paperback 301 Pages / Published: 01/01/2007
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From Dreams to Disillusionment is the first book to cover the planning experiment of the 1960s in full historical detail. Other countries' planners made the approach seem successful, however, the experiment eventually failed, doomed to disappoint given unrealistic expectations, lack of time and an overburdened government.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349284740
Number of pages: 301
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2007


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An important contribution to our understanding of both the recurring enthusiasms for planning and periodic experiments with the technique in the twentieth century.' - Daniel Ritschel, Twentieth Century British History

'O'Hara is undoubtedly right that there needs to be a detailed, archive-based study which captures the breadth of the planning movement. From Dreams to Disillusionment delivers admirably to that brief, with the chapters on regional planning, housing and health care being particularly effective.' - Roger Middleton, Business History

'O'Hara's case studies powerfully document the rise of a planning dream driven by twin obsessions with investment and technology, and its fall when these could not overcome entrenched difficulties.' - Matthew Grant, Political Quarterly

'This is a good time to look back at the history of planning in the 1960s...For anyone wishing to revisit those times, Glen O'Hara is a highly recommended guide.' - Christopher Bliss, The European Legacy

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