The Protest Makers

The Protest Makers

The British Nuclear Disarmament Movement of 1958–1965, Twenty Years On

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Authors: Richard Taylor, Colin Pritchard
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483278810

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The Protest Makers: The British Nuclear Disarmament Movement of 1958-1965, Twenty Years On explores the political and ideological dimensions of the Movement and the problems posed for achieving radical change in modern Britain. This book is divided into four parts that analyze the attitudes and activities of Movement supporters some 20 years later. The first part deals with the rise and decline of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement in Britain. The second part defines and analyzes the complexity of the Movement's composition and then discusses the differing conceptions and motivations of activists between 1958 and 1965. This part contains ordinary supporters' recollections and views of the Movement. The third part outlines the various "tendencies" within the Movement as characterized by the leadership figures themselves. The fourth part draws together some of the main themes emerging from empirical and theoretical examination of the Movement. This part focuses the importance and political significance of the Movement.

Table of Contents

  • Part I "Something Ought to be Done": the Rise and Decline of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement

    Part II "Where Have All the Marchers Gone?" The Protesters of 1958/65 and their Subsequent Development

    Part III Leaders, Tactics and Strategies—A Case of Lost Direction?

    Part IV Twenty Years On—the Achievements and the Failures—An Evaluation

    Postscript CND Lives: The Last Campaign?

    Appendix I. Methodology

    Appendix II. Questionnaire and Results

    Appendix III. Brief Biographies



Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483278810

About the Authors

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of York, where his research focuses on the development of novel synthetic methodology and the synthesis of natural products and related compounds of biological/medicinal interest. The methodology is concentrated primarily on organometallic, organosulfur and oxidation processes and the targets include, amino acids, carbohydrates, prostaglandins, and polyene and polyoxygenated natural products, particularly with activity as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents.

Richard Taylor is a graduate and postgraduate of the University of Sheffield, and he then carried out postdoctoral research at Syntex, California (Dr. I. T. Harrison) and University College London (Professor F. Sondheimer). His first academic appointment was at the Open University in Milton Keynes. This post gave Professor Taylor the opportunity to contribute to Open University textbooks, radio programmes and television productions on various aspects of organic chemistry. Professor Taylor then moved to UEA, Norwich where he established his independent research programme,before taking up his present position in York in 1993.

Richard Taylor is the current President of the Organic Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was awarded the 1999 RSC Tilden Lectureship and the 1999 RSC Heterocyclic Prize. He is currently the UK Regional Editor of the international journal Tetrahedron.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of York, York, UK

Colin Pritchard

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