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British Party Politics and Ideology after New Labour
 
 
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18 Nov 2009
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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.


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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.


Reviews

'It is a worthy attempt...to link the conventional empirical study of partisan politics with deeper issues of political theory.' Financial Times


Contents

Preface; D.Owen
Introduction; K.Hickson& S.Griffiths
SECTION I: DID BLAIR ADVANCE SOCIAL DEMOCRACY?; A.Finlayson, D.Kavanagh& J.Tonge
SECTION II: LABOUR AFTER BLAIR
Assessing the Impact of the Third Way; J.Atkins
What makes Progressive Ideology?: Lessons from the Third Way; W.Leggett
Response to Atkins and Leggett; T.Giddens
New Labour, New Liberalism and Revisionism's Second Wave; S.Griffiths
Response to Griffiths; R.Hattersley
Gordon Brown, 'Britishness' and the Negation of England; S.Lee
Response to Lee; A.Aughey
SECTION III: THE CONSERVATIVES UNDER CAMERON
Built on Sand? Ideology and Conservative Modernization under David Cameron; M.Garnett
Cameron, Modernization and Conservative Britain; P.Lynch
Response to Garnett and Lynch; A.Gamble
Mutualism and the Reinvention of Civil Society: A Conservative Agenda?; C.Ellis
Response to Ellis; D.Willetts
SECTION IV: WHERE NOW FOR THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS?
Icarus Turns Back: Liberal Democrat Constitutional Policy; M.Cole
The Liberal Democrats and the Role of the State; D.Brack
Response to Cole and Brack; A.Beith
SECTION V: CROSS PARTY DEBATES
Reforming Public Services: The Views of the Main Parties; R.Prabhakar
Response to Prabhakar; N.Thompson
The Continuing Relevance of Social Justice; R.Plant
Response to Plant; D.Willetts


Authors

SIMON GRIFFITHS is Lecturer in Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Senior Policy Advisor at the British Academy Policy Centre. 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.