New Labour in power

By David Coates and Peter Lawler

New Labour in power

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5462-4
  • Pages: 328
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £14.99
  • Published Date: July 2000
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Politics & government, Society & social sciences / Comparative politics, Humanities / British & Irish history, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 21st Century, Politics & government


A systematic and comprehensive study of the early performance of New Labour in power. It brings together the results of a co-ordinated research initiative underway in the Department of Government at the University of Manchester, charting the developing relationship between election promise and government policy across the whole sweep of New Labour's manifesto agenda. Each chapter examines New Labour's initial comments, charts opening policy moves, and traces policy trajectories in each major department of state; so generating a comprehensive audit of New Labour's electoral fidelity and an academically-informed assessment of New Labour's likely policy trajectory though its first period of office.


The character of New Labour - David Coates
New Labour and the electorate - Andrew Russell
New labour and the Clinton presidency - Douglas Jaenicke
New Labour and the "left that is left" in western Europe - Jill Lovecy
New Labour and the machinery of government - Martin Burch - Ian Holliday
New Labour and the constitution - Martin Burch - Ian Holliday
New Labour and Northern Ireland - Nick Randall
The economic policy of New Labour - Michael Moran - Elizabeth Alexander
New Labour's industrial and employment policy - David Coates
New Labour and the global economy - Rorden Wilkinson
New Labour and the environment - Stephen Young
New Labour's education policy - Gail Steward
New Labour and welfare reform - David Purdey
New Labour and health - Bruce Wood
New Labour and "law and order" - Inderjeet Parmar
New labour policies for the media and arts - Peter Humphreys
European policy - fresh start or false dawn? - Simon Bulmer
New Labour and international development - Ralph A. Young
New Labour and defence - Philip Gummett
New Labour's foreign policy - Peter Lawler


David Coates is Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest University, North Carolina

Peter Lawler is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Manchester

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