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A Bid Too Far? New Labour and UK Leadership of the European Union under Blair

Hussein Kassim

in Leaderless Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199535026
eISBN:
9780191715860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

After Thatcher and Major Euroscepticism, Tony Blair's UK did a better job at bringing Britain to Europe than Europe to Britain. He achieved the former objective by avoiding being isolated and seeking ... More


Old Labour, New Labour, ‘Blair Paradox’

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The Labour Party has traditionally been aligned with a power‐hoarding model of democracy and its rhetorical commitment to constitutional reform in the mid‐1990s was largely an act‐contingent strategy ... More


V5. Interest Groups

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The traditional relationship between Labour government and trade unions shifted during 1997–2007 from the ‘union‐party bonding model’ to a ‘union‐distance model’. The creation of new political spaces ... More


Bi‐constitutionalism

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Updating Lijphart's analysis reveals that New Labour attempted to create a multi‐level polity based upon a more consensual model of democracy within an increasingly frail conception of the ... More


V2. Cabinets

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although cabinet government remains closely aligned with minimal‐winning single‐party executives at the national level the situation at the sub‐national level is more complex as formal and informal ... More


V7. Unicameralism–Bicameralism

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Reform of the House of Lords provides critical insights not just into the nature of New Labour's statecraft but also into the challenges of constitutional political analysis. This examines empirical ... More


V9. Judicial Review

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The logic of legal constitutionalism promotes the role of judges as external regulators of political behaviour. It therefore seeks to increase the degree of constitutional rigidity by seeking to ... More


Democratic Drift

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

At the end of the first decade of the twenty‐first century democracy in the United Kingdom is drifting. No political party seems able to articulate what constitutional reform is for anymore and in ... More


The Library and the Workshop: Social Democracy and Capitalism in the Knowledge Age

Jenny Andersson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762632
eISBN:
9780804772921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762632.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book offers a detailed account of the way that social democracy today makes sense of capitalism. In particular, it challenges the idea that social democracy has gone “neoliberal,” arguing that ... More


The United Kingdom’s Social Model: From Labour’s New Deal to the Economic Crisis and the Coalition1

Ken Mayhew and Mark Wickham-Jones

in European Social Models From Crisis to Crisis: Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717966
eISBN:
9780191787423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717966.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

This chapter details the development of the social model in the UK. The chapter discusses, firstly, how New Labour shaped the model and labor market developments before the onset of economic crisis ... More


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