The Third Way and beyond

Criticisms, futures and alternatives

Edited by Sarah Hale, Will Leggett and Luke Martell

The Third Way and beyond

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6599-6
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: February 2004
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies, POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory, Political science & theory, Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies, Politics


This collections brings together expert contributions to dissect the key political concept of the Third Way in theory and practice, assessing its development and legacy and suggesting criticisms and alternatives.


Section I: The Third Way
Introduction - Luke Martell
1. The route map of the Third Way - Armando Barrientos and Martin Powell
Section II: The Third Way, economics, equality and the state
2. North Atlantic drift: Welfare reform and the Third Way politics of New Labour and the New Democrats - Stephen Driver
3. Generative equality, work and the Third Way: A managerial perspective - Peter McCullen and Colin Harris
4. What matters is what works: The Third Way and the case of the Private Finance Initiative - Eric Shaw
Section III: Community and the Third Way
5. The communitarian 'philosophy' of New Labour - Sarah Hale
6. The Third Way and the politics of community - Eunice Goes
7. From organisational theory to the Third Way: Continuities and contradictions underpinning Amitai Etzioni's communitarian influence on New Labour - Simon Prideaux
Section 4 - The discourse and strategy of the Third Way
8. Giddens' way with words - Paul Cammack
9. New Labour, citizenship and the discourse of the Third Way - David Morrison
10. Criticism and the future of the Third Way - Will Leggett


Sarah Hale is a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Portsmouth. Will Leggett is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Birmingham. Luke Martell is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sussex

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