The Cameron-Clegg Government

The Cameron-Clegg Government : Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity

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Beech and Lee provide a definitive guide to the coalition's first year in office. Offering compelling insights into their policy agenda, its chances of success, and a thought-provoking analysis of how the coalition government will affect the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour long-term.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 291 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 20mm | 381.02g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • biography
  • 0230296440
  • 9780230296442
  • 1,021,206

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"...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 'The Centre for British Politics at Hull has become one of the leading centres for the study of British politics.' - Andrew Gamble, University of Cambridge, UK

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About Matt Beech

ARTHUR AUGHEY, Professor of Politics at the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy, University of Ulster, and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for British Politics, University of Hull, UK TIM BALE, Professor of Politics at the Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex, UK MATT BEECH, Lecturer in Politics and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, UK JOHN BENYON, Professor and Director of Research at the Institute of Lifelong Learning, Leicester University, UK JAMES CONNELLY, Professor of Politics at the University of Hull, UK STEPHEN DRIVER, Principal Lecturer and Head of Social Sciences at Roehampton University, UK SIMON GRIFFITHS, Lecturer in Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK KEVIN HICKSON, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics, University of Liverpool, UK SIMON LEE, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Director of the Centre for Democratic Governance at the University of Hull, UK PHILIP LYNCH, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester, UK CHRIS MARTIN, Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Security Studies at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, UK PHILIP NORTON [Lord Norton of Louth], Professor of Government and Director of the Centre for Legislative Studies at the University of Hull, UK ROBERT M PAGE, Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy at the Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham, UK RAJIV PRABHAKAR, Teaching Fellow in Public Policy Economics and Analysis at the School of Public Policy, University College London, UK THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND, Member of Parliament for Kensington EMMA SANDERSON-NASH, Associate Tutor in Politics and Contemporary European Studies at the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at Sussex University, UK MARK STUART Politics Lecturer at Nottingham and Hull Universities, UK RHIANNON VICKERS, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK

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Table of 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

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