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The Cameron-Clegg Government
Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity
Edited by Simon Lee and Matt Beech
 
 
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This book provides the first detailed analysis of the ideas and policies of the Cameron-Clegg government. It covers the period from the May 2010 General Election and its outcome, through the formation of the coalition, to publication of the coalition's Programme for Government, and its 20 October 2010 Spending Review. Drawing upon the contributions of a team of 16 academic experts, every area of domestic policy is evaluated, including policy developments and spending decisions affecting the economy; health; education; welfare and the 'Big Society'; environment and transport; home affairs; constitutional reform; and Scotland, Wales and Northen Ireland. The Cameron-Clegg Government also evaluates the coalition's agenda for defence policy, including the outcome of the Strategic Defence Review; foreign policy and international development; and policy towards the European Union. The book concludes with an analysis of the impact of the coalition upon each of the three major United Kingdom political parties.


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This book provides the first detailed analysis of the ideas and policies of the Cameron-Clegg government. It covers the period from the May 2010 General Election and its outcome, through the formation of the coalition, to publication of the coalition's Programme for Government, and its 20 October 2010 Spending Review. Drawing upon the contributions of a team of 16 academic experts, every area of domestic policy is evaluated, including policy developments and spending decisions affecting the economy; health; education; welfare and the 'Big Society'; environment and transport; home affairs; constitutional reform; and Scotland, Wales and Northen Ireland. The Cameron-Clegg Government also evaluates the coalition's agenda for defence policy, including the outcome of the Strategic Defence Review; foreign policy and international development; and policy towards the European Union. The book concludes with an analysis of the impact of the coalition upon each of the three major United Kingdom political parties.


Reviews

"...the acclaimed edited book by Simon Lee and Matt Beech The Cameron–Clegg Government: Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity... make(s) plentiful references to traditional issues such as tax, immigration, crime and Europe, and the term 'modernisation'..." - Timothy Heppell, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 18:3-4, 534-535


Contents

Foreword; Rt. Hon. Sir M. Rifkind MP
PART ONE: THE COALITION IN THE MAKING
'We Are All in This Together': The Coalition Agenda for British Modernization; S. Lee
What is The Legacy of New Labour?; R. Prabhakar
The Formation of The Coalition; M. Stuart
PART TWO: COALITION POLITICS IN PERSPECTIVE
No Plan B: The Coalition Agenda for Cutting The Deficit and Rebalancing The Economy; S. Lee
The Con-Lib Agenda for Education: Learning the Hard Way?; S. Griffiths
The Emerging Blue (and Orange) Health Strategy: Continuity or Change?; R. M. Page
Welfare Reform and Coalition Politics in the Age of Austerity; S. Driver
Vote Blue, Go Green, What's a Bit of Yellow in Between?; J. Connelly
The Con-Lib Agenda for Home Affairs; J. Benyon
The Con-Lib Agenda for the 'New Politics' and Constitutional Reform; P. Norton
The Con-Lib Coalition Agenda for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; A. Aughey
PART THREE: COALITION POLICIES ABROAD
The Con-Lib Agenda for National Security and Strategy; C. Martin
The Con-Lib Agenda for Foreign Policy and International Development; R. Vickers
The Con-Lib Agenda for Europe; P. Lynch
PART FOUR: A COALITION BUILT TO LAST?
A Leap of Faith and a Leap in the Dark: the Impact of Coalition on the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats; T. Bale & E. Sanderson-Nash
The End of New Labour? The Future for the Labour Party; K. Hickson
A Tale of Two Liberalisms; M. Beech


Authors

Matt Beech is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull. He has written widely on the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the Conservative-Liberal Coalition. His books include, The Political Philosophy of New Labour; he is co-author of Labour's Thinkers and co-editor of The Brown Government and The Struggle for Labour's Soul.

Simon Lee is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Democratic Governance, Department of Politics and International Studies, Hull University, UK.