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The Equal Opportunities Revolution explains why bosses took equal opportunities on board just as they were tearing up union rights at work.
It asks why greater rights led to greater inequality, and why advances in race and sex equality ran alongside social inequality. It shows how the equal opportunities revolution became the general model for workplace relations in the decades that followed, and how it did not challenge, but rather perfected the liberalisation of labour law. The right won the economic war, the left won the culture war – and this book explains how.
Lifelong campaigner for social justice James Heartfield writes and teaches about the history of the British Empire and public policy. He wrote The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society: A History (2016) and Who’s Afraid of the Easter Rising? (2015, with Kevin Rooney).