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The British Coalition Government, 2010-2015

A Marriage of Inconvenience

Authors: Dorey, Peter, Garnett, Mark

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This book examines the formation and operation of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government from May 2010 to May 2015. The authors outline the factors that enabled the union, including economic circumstances, parliamentary politics, the initially amicable relationship established between David Cameron and Nick Clegg, and the apparent ideological closeness of Conservative modernisers and Orange Book Liberal Democrats. The authors then analyse how these factors shaped the policy agenda pursued over the five years, including the issues of deficit reduction, public sector reform, and welfare reduction, before discussing the tensions that developed as a result of these decisions. Ultimately, relations between the coalition partners steadily became less amicable and more acrimonious, as mutual respect gave way to mutual recrimination.

About the authors

Peter Dorey is Professor of British Politics at Cardiff University, UK. He has written or edited 14 books on aspects of British politics, the Conservative Party, House of Lords reform, and public policy. In Spring 2014, he was Visiting Professor of Politics at the University of Bordeaux.

Mark Garnett is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author of numerous books and articles on British Politics.

  

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dorey, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Making and Modus Operandi of the Coalition Government

    Dorey, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 7-47

  • The Blame Game: The Coalition’s Economic Policy

    Dorey, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 49-81

  • Public Sector Reform

    Dorey, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 83-135

  • Welfare Reform

    Dorey, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 137-178

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-02377-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-02375-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Coalition Government, 2010-2015
Book Subtitle
A Marriage of Inconvenience
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02377-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-02377-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02375-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 311
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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