New Labour

New Labour : Politics After Thatcherism

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This book provides a systematic outline of New Labour's ideas and policies. The authors show how the Party's economic and social policies are more liberal and conservative than ever before. To counter accusations that New Labour is Old Labour updated or Thatcherism mark II, they explain how Labour has gone beyond social democracy and is shaped by Thatcherism, yet different from it. New Labour: Politics after Thatcherism shows how the New Labour Party has looked to the USA, Europe, Australasia and East Asia for inspiration. It outlines the path of modernization which led to the Blair revolution. Driver and Martell explain the role of big ideas such as communitarianism, globalization and stakeholding. And they provide a full introduction to and interpretation of New Labour's policies on the economy, welfare and constitutional reform. Students and general readers will find this an accessible introduction to New Labour ideology and policy. Experts will find a new interpretation, which breaks with other perspectives on Labour under Blair.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 642g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • notes, index
  • 0745620507
  • 9780745620503

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. From Old Labour to New Labour. 2. The New Economics. 3. Welfare and Social Policy. 4. Government and the Constitution. 5. Post-Thatcherism. 6. Beyond Left and Right? Notes. Index.show more

About Stephen Driver

Stephen Driver is Principal Lecturer in the School of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Surrey Roehampton Luke Martell is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sussex.show more

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