The State In Question

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910103]

The old ideas of the centrally planned state have collapsed - their ruins all too evident in the story of Eastern Europe in 1989. In Britain and all over the world the individual has emerged as a new force. Social welfare, the market, education and training - what should be the role of the state in these areas? And above all, what should national sovereignty mean for Britain in the 1990s?

In this series of four programmes, John Lloyd explores the new ideas that will determine the politics of the next decade.

1: Defining the Limits Producer Gwyneth Williams

Contributors

Unknown: John Lloyd

Producer: Gwyneth Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910103]

Unknown: John Lloyd

Producer: Gwyneth Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910113]

Four programmes with John Lloyd.

2: Family Matters

The Beveridge ideal of the welfare state was based on the nuclear family and regular work patterns. But now times have changed.

Contributors

Unknown: John Lloyd.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910113]

Unknown: John Lloyd.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910117]

In this series of four programmes on the British state,

John Lloyd explores the new ideas which will determine the politics of the next decade.

3: Sowing the SeedcornA successful modern state must have highly educated workers. Britain competes with Europe but its traditions and attitudes are profoundly different. How should this society act to fight its decline in this crucial area? Should

Britain rely on individual choice or seek a European solution and greater state intervention?

Producer Gwyneth Williams

Contributors

Unknown: John Lloyd

Producer: Gwyneth Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910120]

Four programmes with John Lloyd.

3: Sowing the Seedcorn A successful modern state must have highly educated workers. Britain competes with Europe but its traditions and attitudes are profoundly different. How should this society act to fight its decline in this crucial area?

Contributors

Unknown: John Lloyd.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910120]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910124]

In the final programme on the state, John Lloyd explores the new ideas which will determine the politics of the next decade. The Nation Divided

There is a deep division at the heart of the British state on the issue of national sovereignty.

Economic interests and European idealism seem to conflict with British traditional values.

Can Britain resist the momentum towards the European ideal?

Producer Gwyneth Williams

Contributors

Unknown: John Lloyd

Producer: Gwyneth Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910124]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910127]

The last of four programmes on the British state with John Lloyd.

The Nation Divided

Economic interests and European idealism seem to conflict with British traditional values.

Can Britain resist the momentum towards the European ideal?

Contributors

Unknown: John Lloyd.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910127]