The strange death of UK civil defence education in the 1980s
Preston, J. 2015. The strange death of UK civil defence education in the 1980s. History of Education. 44 (2), pp. 225-242.
In the cold war, the United Kingdom government devised a number of public education campaigns to inform citizens about the precautions that they should undertake in the event of a nuclear attack. One such campaign, Protect and Survive, was released to the general public and media in May 1980. The negative publicity this publication received is considered to be a reason why a successor publication was never released despite the increased risk of nuclear attack. Using recently released records from the UK National Archives the paper considers that, aside from this explanation, interlocking institutional objectives, rather than simply inertia, provides an explanation for this hiatus.
|Journal||History of Education|
|Journal citation||44 (2), pp. 225-242|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/0046760X.2014.979253|
|04 Mar 2015|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||27 Oct 2014|
|Accepted||24 Oct 2014|
|Funder||Economic and Social Research Council|
|Copyright information||© 2015 The author|
|License||CC BY-NC-ND 4.0|
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