Authored by: Kye Askins

The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics

Print publication date:  January  2013
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409423805
eBook ISBN: 9781315612874
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043720


 Download Chapter



1979: my first awareness of ‘politics’ is the election of Margaret Thatcher as British Prime Minister. I remember my initial excitement as a 10-year-old girl that a woman was ‘in power’, given the dominant culture of chauvinism in the north-east of England. But this turned to despondency as my community experienced Thatcher’s conservatism – the north-east was decimated by policies pushing a free market economy, as unemployment in a traditionally industrial area increased and welfare services were cut, causing a range of social hardships.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.