Commonwealth Fund Colloquium: The Liberal State in an Age of Consensus
Thursday, 9 May 2013 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) and UCL History Department welcome Gary Gerstle (Vanderbilt and Oxford Universities) to deliver the 2013 Commonwealth Fund Colloquium Lecture on 'The Liberal State in an Age of Consensus, 1945-1960'.
The paper considers the extent to which the US state operated within the framework of a 'liberal consensus' in the postwar years of 1945-1960. The consensus idea, most famously advanced by Godfrey Hodgson, suggests there was fundamental bipartisan agreement in this era over the preservation of the New Deal state, Keynesian management of the economy and containment of communism abroad. Gary Gerstle examines the role of the 'liberal state' in these years to assess the extent and limitations of consensus over its activism.
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
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UCL - Institute of the Americas
co-ordinating teaching and research on the Western Hemisphere. Its
wide coverage of the Americas includes the United States and Latin
America, the Caribbean and Canada, offering an opportunity to acquire
in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge of the Americas that is
unique in Europe.