The Conservative-Liberal Coalition

Examining the Cameron-Clegg Government

Editors: Beech, M., Lee, S. (Eds.)

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This book offers a unique full term analysis of the Cameron-Clegg Government. From austerity to gay marriage, the Scottish referendum to combating IS, it brings together expert academic voices to provide rigorous yet readable insights on the key areas of government politics and the debates which will shape the 2015 general election.

About the authors

Simon Griffiths, Lecturer in Politics, Goldsmiths, UK Holly Jarman, Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, USA Scott L. Greer, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, USA Robert Page, Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy, University of Birmingham, UK James Connelly, Lecturer in political theory, contemporary political philosophy and environmental politics, University of Hull, UK Rebecca Partos, Researcher in Politics, University of Sussex, UK Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK Peter Munce, Centre for British Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, UK Lord Norton of Louth [Philip Norton], Professor of Government, University of Hull, UK Louise Thompson, Lecturer in British Politics, University of Surrey, UK Margaret Arnott, Professor of Public Policy, University of the West of England, UK Roger Scully, Professor of Political Science, University of Cardiff, UK Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Professor of Politics, University of Ulster, UK Arthur Aughey, Professor of Politics, University of Ulster and Senior Fellow at the Centre for British Politics, University of Hull, UK Christopher Martin, Co-Director of the Centre for Security Studies, University of Hull, UK Rhiannon Vickers, Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield, UK Philip Lynch, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Leicester, UK

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"The Centre for British Politics at Hull has become one of the leading centres for the study of British politics. This important collection of essays provides a comprehensive and insightful account of the policies and performance of the Coalition Government since 2010. It will be essential reading for all students of British politics." Professor Andrew Gamble, University of Cambridge, UK

"Electoral trends in the UK may render coalitions the norm rather than the exception, making Matt Beech's and Simon Lee's The Conservative-Liberal Coalition a particularly timely and informative contribution. Beech and Lee have gathered an impressive lineup of British politics scholars in this first comprehensive review of the politics and policy of the Coalition. Beech's insight of a coalition 'more liberal than conservative' in its ideology is counterintuitively intriguing and illuminates how austerity and the reforms of the British welfare state might prove this Coalition to be more transformational than reformist in the end. The Conservative-Liberal Coalition is the indisputable starting point for serious analysis of the legacy of the coalition and will serve to shape the debate to follow." Terrence Casey, Professor of Political Science and Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA

"This highly readable series of essays provides astute analysis of the challenges facing the Coalition collectively, the two parties and their respective leaders. A must-read for those who want to understand the record of the Coalition, a judicious mix of politics and public policy is discussed in an informed and balanced way which nonetheless does not pull its punches about the Coalition's successes and failures." Julie Smith, University of Cambridge and House of Lords, UK

"Matt Beech and Simon Lee have once again produced an authoritative account of contemporary British politics building on the success of their previous joint-edited volumes produced under the auspices of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the recent course of British politics between 2010 and 2015. It should be placed on all undergraduate reading lists for modules on British politics." Kevin Hickson, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Liverpool, UK


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • The Ideology of the Coalition: More Liberal than Conservative

    Pages 1-15

    Beech, Matt

  • Indebted and Unbalanced: The Political Economy of the Coalition

    Pages 16-35

    Lee, Simon

  • Education Policy: Consumerism and Competition

    Pages 36-49

    Griffiths, Simon

  • The Big Bang: Health and Social Care Reform under the Coalition

    Pages 50-67

    Jarman, Holly (et al.)

  • The Coalition, Poverty and Social Security

    Pages 68-85

    Page, Robert M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Conservative-Liberal Coalition
Book Subtitle
Examining the Cameron-Clegg Government
Editors
  • M. Beech
  • S. Lee
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46137-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137461377
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46136-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-50989-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 282
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