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British party politics and ideology after New Labour /
edited by Simon Griffiths and Kevin Hickson; preface by David (Lord) Owen.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xvii, 266 p.
ISBN
0230220762 (hardback), 9780230220768 (hardback)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230220762 (hardback)
9780230220768 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: Did Blair Advance Social Democracy? * Labour after Blair * The Modernization of the Conservative Party * Where now for the Liberal Democrats? * Cross Party Debates Did Blair Advance Social Democracy? * Labour after Blair * The Modernization of the Conservative Party * Where now for the Liberal Democrats? * Cross Party Debates .
abstract
"This book brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties. With major players responding to the arguments raised in each chapter, the book will be a must-read for anyone interested in or teaching British politics"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7042107
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Simon Griffiths is Lecturer in Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. He has written widely on UK politics and public policy. Kevin Hickson is Lecturer in British Politics at the University of Liverpool, UK, and has written and edited seven books and several journal articles on the subject.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'British Party Politics and Ideology after New Labour' brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties.
Description for Bookstore
Brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties
Long Description
British Party Politics and Ideology after New Labour provides the most comprehensive analysis of contemporary party political ideology in Britain to date, with chapters written by distinguished authors. It begins by debating the Blair legacy and asks if there was a decisive ideological shift away from Thatcherism following the landslide election victory in 1997. It then goes on to examine the major ideological controversies in the three main parties. The idea of the third way is evaluated and current concerns with equality and national identity are discussed in relation to the Labour Party. An assessment of David Cameron's modernization project is conducted in the section on the Conservatives. Recent debates on constitutional reform and the proper relationship between the market and the state are considered in the section on the Liberal Democrats. Finally the book discusses a number of broader issues including the future of public services and the role of social justice in the decades ahead.
Library of Congress Summary
"This book brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties. With major players responding to the arguments raised in each chapter, the book will be a must-read for anyone interested in or teaching British politics"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
This book brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties. With major players responding to the arguments raised in each chapter, the book will be a must-read for anyone interested in or teaching British politics.
Main Description
This book& brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties. With major players responding to the arguments raised in each chapter, the book will be a must-read for anyone interested in or teaching British politics.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
Did Blair Advance Social Democracy?p. 9
p. 11
p. 18
p. 24
Responsep. 30
Responsep. 32
Responsep. 34
Labour after Blairp. 37
Assessing the Impact of the Third Wayp. 39
What Makes Progressive Ideology? Lessons from the Third Wayp. 53
Response to Atkins and Leggettp. 67
New Labour, New Liberalism and Revisionism's Second Wavep. 70
Response to Simon Griffithsp. 85
Gordon Brown, æBritishnessÆ and the Negation of Englandp. 87
Response to Simon Leep. 102
The Conservatives under Cameronp. 105
Built on Sand? Ideology and Conservative Modernisation underp. 107
Cameron, Modernisation and Conservative Britainp. 119
Response to Garnett and Lynchp. 135
Mutualism and the Reinvention of Civil Society: A Conservative Agenda?p. 138
Response to Charlie Ellisp. 150
Where Now for the Liberal Democrats?p. 153
Icarus Turns Back: Liberal Democrat Constitutional Policyp. 155
The Liberal Democrats and the Role of the Statep. 173
Response to Cole and Brackp. 189
Cross-Party Debatesp. 193
Reforming Public Services: The Views of the Main Partiesp. 195
Response to Rajiv Prabhakarp. 208
The Continuing Relevance of Social Justicep. 212
Response to Raymond Plantp. 226
Notesp. 228
Indexp. 261
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