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The new politics: Liberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

Peter King

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428547
eISBN:
9781447303923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428547.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Does the coalition government represent a new politics in Britain, or is the new government just the same old Tories hiding behind an opportunist pact with the Liberal Democrats? Does Cameron differ ... More


Conclusions

Peter King

in Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter stresses some of the key points that were discussed in the previous chapters of this book. The first is to emphasize the need to view the RTB as a self-contained entity. One should also ... More


The Conservatives and social policy in the devolved administrations

Richard Parry

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter investigates the influence of devolution on the Conservatives and the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Under Nick Bourne, the Welsh Conservatives have ... More


The stages of New Labour

Ian Greener

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the extent of change that has taken place since 1997. The key policy question is whether Labour's approach to public reform represents an approach with a new hierarchy of goals ... More


Crime and criminal justice

Mike Hough

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews the key thrust of criminal justice policy over the last 30 years and then turns to ‘read the runes’ to see what sorts of continuity or discontinuity can be expected. In criminal ... More


Consumerism and the reform of public services: inequalities and instabilities

Clarke John, Smith Nick, and Vidler Elizabeth

in Social Policy Review 17

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346704
eISBN:
9781447303442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter is concerned with the themes of choice and consumerism in public services. It argues that the rhetoric of choice intersects with the different notions of inequality in the arguments of ... More


Social policy since 1979: a view from the right

David Marsland

in Social Policy Review 16: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424716
eISBN:
9781447303435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses social policy since 1979, and views the welfare state changes that were made over the past quarter century. It looks at an account of Mrs Thatcher's social policy crusade, and ... More


Mrs Thatcher’s legacy: getting it in perspective

Howard Glennerster

in Social Policy Review 16: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424716
eISBN:
9781447303435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter summarises the four perspectives on Thatcherism. These range from the ‘wicked witch’ theory to the views that not much has really changed. It is argued that there have been important ... More


Theorising teenage pregnancy as a problem

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores social-constructionist and related approaches to teenage pregnancy. It focuses on two political periods — the Conservatives in power from the 1980s to the late 1990s and the New ... More


What Mrs Thatcher did

Peter King

in Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter studies what actually happened with the RTB, by assuming that the Conservatives had sincere intentions. It talks about the specific ideas that were used by the Conservatives to justify ... More


Rural governance, devolution and policy delivery

Mark Goodwin

in New Labour's countryside: Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349323
eISBN:
9781447302858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the institutions and structures through which rural policy in Great Britain is devised and delivered at national, regional, and local levels. It suggests that the institutional ... More


The prospects for social policy in the UK after the 2015 General Election

Robert Pinker

in Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323556
eISBN:
9781447323570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323556.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In this chapter, Robert Pinker reflects on the implications of the largely unexpected outcome to the 2015 general election in the UK that termined the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition and ... More


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