Rating 20th-Century British Prime Ministers

@article{Theakston2006Rating2B,
  title={Rating 20th-Century British Prime Ministers},
  author={Kevin Theakston and Mark Gill},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={193 - 213}
}
  • K. Theakston, M. Gill
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Economics
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
This article reports the results of a 2004 survey of academics, specialising in British politics and/or modern British history, asking them to rate all the 20th-century British prime ministers in terms of their success in office and also asking them to assess the key characteristics of successful prime ministers. The top-ranked PMs were (in order) Attlee, Churchill, Lloyd George and Thatcher. In contrast to the many and regular surveys of American academics ranking US presidents, this is the… 

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