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Reassessing New Labour. Market, State and Society under Blair and Brown. Edition No. 1. Political Quarterly Monograph Series

  • ID: 3797274
  • Book
  • October 2011
  • 220 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
An authoritative evaluation of the long-term legacy of New Labour.
  • The first book-length retrospective assessment of New Labour in government which ranges across academic commentary and political debate
  • Features brand-new essays from political figures associated with the Labour party, senior commentators and leading academics, all reflecting upon key policy areas and themes in relation to the New Labour administrations
  • Includes a Foreword from Baron Neil Kinnock, former leader of the Labour Party; an edited conversation regarding the prospects for social democracy between Baroness Shirley Williams, leading Lib Dem politician, and Tony Wright (former Labour MP); and fresh evaluations of the Labour government’s record and failings from the Shadow Minister John Denham MP
  • Raises highly topical and important questions about the purpose and future of the Labour Party, and is designed to stimulate debate about the political challenges facing the centre-left in Britain
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Notes on Contributors

Preface: James Purnell

Introduction: Reviewing New Labour in Government: Progressive Dilemmas?: Patrick Diamond and Mike Kenny

Section 1
1. New Labour and Inequality: Paul Gregg
2. Solidarity Lost? Labour and the Politics of the Welfare State: Tim Horton
3. Reappraising New Labour's Political Economy: John Denham

Section 2
4. An Era of Constitutional Reform: Vernon Bogdanor
5. Rebuilding the Bonds of Trust and Confidence? Labour's Constitutional Reform Programme: John Curtice
6. New Labour and the Distribution of Power: Constitutional Reform, Human Rights and Civil Liberties: Francesca Klug
7. Localism under New Labour: Guy Lodge and Rick Muir

Section 3
8. Labour's Record on the Economy: Kitty Ussher
9. Labour and the Economy, 1997-2010: More than a Faustian Pact: Dan Corry
10. New Labour and the Politics of Ownership: Stuart White

Section 4
11. The Death of Class-based Politics: Peter Kellner
12. Back to Class: Lessons for the Labour Party: Alan Finlayson
13. Why did Labour's Public Sector Reforms Fail to Transform Communities?: Jessica Asato

Section 5
14. Shirley Williams in Conversation with Tony Wright
15. The New Labour Government's Place in History: Brian Brivati
16. Afterword: Future Directions for Labour: Patrick Diamond and Mike Kenny

Index

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Patrick Diamond London School of Economics, UK.

Michael Kenny University of Sheffield, UK.
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