Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 352 items

  • Keywords: New Labour x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

New Labour at the Centre: Constructing Political Space

Andrew Hindmoor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273140
eISBN:
9780191601897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273146.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book examines how New Labour repositioned itself at the ‘centre-ground’. It argues that policy changes alone cannot account for the change in spatial position. New Labour did not simply move to ... More


Innovation, New Labour, and the Construction of the Centre

Andrew Hindmoor

in New Labour at the Centre: Constructing Political Space

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273140
eISBN:
9780191601897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273146.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines how New Labour sought to distinguish itself from Old Labour and the Conservatives by developing its policies as innovative. New Labour constructed its position at the political ... More


Labour's Long Road Back

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The authors analyse the long process of modernization of the Labour party that had its origins in Neil Kinnock's period as a leader of the party between 1983 and 1992 and that culminated in Labour's ... More


Framing, New Labour, and the Constructionof the Centre

Andrew Hindmoor

in New Labour at the Centre: Constructing Political Space

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273140
eISBN:
9780191601897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273146.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines how New Labour sought to reframe several issues and events. It argues that framing is not an optional strategy used by parties, but an essential part of political competition. ... More


Rhetoric, New Labour, and the Constructionof the Centre

Andrew Hindmoor

in New Labour at the Centre: Constructing Political Space

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273140
eISBN:
9780191601897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273146.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines New Labour’s efforts to rhetorically construct the political centre based on its policies on devolution, minimum wage, trade union recognition, and tax increase in the 2002 ... More


The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The main aim of the book is to explore electoral behaviour in Britain from 1979– 97, which covers the 18years of Conservative government with Margaret Thatcher and John Major as prime ministers of ... More


The Changing Social Basis of Party Support

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The key questions in the seventh chapter of the book are related to the changes in the social basis of support for the parties in the British political spectrum in the period 1979–1997 and whether ... More


Social Change and the Future of the Left

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The authors discuss the political implications of the social changes that took place over the 18 years of Conservative government from 1979–97 and assess two rival lines of argument about the ... More


Union Strategies in Context

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Union strategies, both formal and ‘realized’, are defined before setting them in the British context by reference to economic, political, and social factors. The effect of the environment on unions' ... More


Were Traditional Labour Voters Disillusioned with New Labour?

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The central hypothesis tested in this chapter is that Labour's traditional constituency in the working class did not respond with enthusiasm to New Labour's apparent lack of concern with their ... More


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


Conclusion

Andrew Hindmoor

in New Labour at the Centre: Constructing Political Space

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273140
eISBN:
9780191601897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273146.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the four differences in the ways to view the process of party competition. These differences involve the relationship between the policies and positions of a party, the ... 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


New Labour, Welfare, and Distribution

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Analyses the impact of changes in tax and social security policy since the New Labour government came into office in the UK in May 1997. Looks at the challenges the Blair government faced in 1997 and ... More


Mergers: Good or Bad for Unions?

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The effect of mergers on the partner unions' post‐merger performance is addressed before assessing the implications of union mergers for the wider trade union movements' revitalization. It is ... 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


Inequality and the State

John Hills

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Describes and analyses one of the biggest social changes in Britain since the Second World War: the dramatic widening of the income distribution since the end of the 1970s, the growth of poverty, and ... More


Towards a Flexible Labour Market: Labour Legislation and Regulation since the 1990s

Paul Davies and Mark Freedland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217878
eISBN:
9780191712326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217878.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This book deals with the development of employment legislation and policy in the United Kingdom during the period from the early 1990s until 2006. The core of the work consists of a critical analysis ... More


Voluntary action, New Labour and the ‘third sector’1

Pete Alcock

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the relationships between the state and the voluntary sector under the 1997–2010 Labour governments. The period inaugurated a new stage in the social welfare role of voluntary ... More


Depoliticization

Matthew Flinders

in Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines the concept of depoliticization in detail. It seeks to show how it has played an increasingly important role since the election of New Labour in 1997, and how it raises ... More


View: