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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Thatcherism (487 words)
Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990.
Thatcherism is the name given to the laissez-faire policy of Margaret Thatcher (1925-), British prime minister from 1979 to 1990.
And Mrs Thatcher was curiously wrong-footed by the collapse of communism and the emergence of democracies in eastern Europe.
Thatcherism (257 words)
Political outlook comprising a belief in the efficacy of market forces, the need for strong central government, and a conviction that self-help is preferable to reliance on the state, combined with a strong element of nationalism.
The ideology is associated with the former UK premier Margaret Thatcher, but stems from an individualist view found in Britain's 19th-century Liberal and 20th-century Conservative parties, and is no longer confined to Britain.
Elements of Thatcherism, particularly the emphasis on controlling public expenditure and promoting opportunities for personal achievement, have been incorporated into the policy approach of the ‘New Labour’; government of Tony Blair, from 1997.
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