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Hutton and Butler: Lifting the Lid on the Workings of Power

W. G. Runciman (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263297
eISBN:
9780191734519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263297.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

These chapters offer penetrating insights into the events and controversies that have dominated the news agenda for the last two years. Never has the path to a British war been mapped so fully and ... More


Blairism in Brussels: The ‘Third Way’ In Europe Since Amsterdam

Mark A. Pollack

in The State of the European Union: Risks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297574
eISBN:
9780191598982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297572.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines Prime Minister Tony Blair’s proposed third-way reform of the European left, and the resistance to these ideas. The third-way is defined as a commitment to a core set of ... More


Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times: The Left and Economic Policy since 1980

The Late Andrew Glyn (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241378
eISBN:
9780191696923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241378.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Never has the Left held power in so many advanced economies, yet never has the difference that this makes to economic policy been so hard to specify. Across a range of European countries and in ... More


The UK—A Test Case for the Liberal Welfare State?

Peter Taylor-Gooby and Trine P. Larsen

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The UK developed an innovative agenda of new social risk policies through the 1980s and 1990s. The Conservative government up to 1997 essentially pursued liberal market reforms with minimal provision ... More


Leadership, 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:
10.1093/0199273146.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the frequent claim in newspapers that Blair is a ‘Presidential’ leader. It argues that in describing Blair as such, journalists were making a claim about the way New Labour and ... 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


‘There Is No Alternative’: Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the rhetoric and heresthetics of Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown. It examines Thatcher's slogans: the free economy, where she succeeded, and the strong state, where ... 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


A Blairite Treaty: Neo‐Liberalism and Regulated Capitalism in the Treaty of Amsterdam

Mark A. Pollack

in European Integration After Amsterdam: Institutional Dynamics and Prospects for Democracy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296409
eISBN:
9780191599989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296401.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The EU's founding Treaties have been characterized by political contestation along two dimensions: a centre‐periphery dimension in which centralization to Brussels is opposed to national sovereignty, ... More


Decoding Obamanomics

Jamie Peck

in Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580576
eISBN:
9780191595240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter presents a critical examination of President Barack Obama's economic philosophy and policy, focusing on the presidential campaign and his first year in office. It is argued that ... More


Managerial Rationalities

Mark Bevir and R. A. W. Rhodes

in The State as Cultural Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580750
eISBN:
9780191723179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580750.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 7 examines the rationalities or technologies used by government, specifically the rationality associated with the new public management, or managerialism, with its emphasis on targets and ... More


Unemployment Vulnerability and Active Labor Market Policies

David Rueda

in Social Democracy Inside Out: Partisanship and Labor Market Policy in Advanced Industrialized Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199216352
eISBN:
9780191712241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216352.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses how the interaction between government partisanship and unemployment vulnerability affect the politics of active labour market policies (ALMPs) in Spain, the Netherlands, and ... More


Setting the Limits: CAP Reform and WTO Farm Trade Rules

Carsten Daugbjerg and Alan Swinbank

in Ideas, Institutions, and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199557752
eISBN:
9780191721922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557752.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 7 shows how CAP reform, whilst driven by WTO concerns, feeds back into the WTO negotiations, setting limits to what can be agreed, but also providing enhanced opportunities for agreement. ... More


Epilogue

Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane, and Noel Whiteside

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The pension reforms proposed by Lord Turner's Pensions Commission were certainly radical, although perhaps not as radical as they might have been. How well did the government of Britain rise to the ... More


What We Know Now

W. G. Runciman

in Hutton and Butler: Lifting the Lid on the Workings of Power

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263297
eISBN:
9780191734519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263297.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the information provided by the Hutton Report and the Butler Report concerning the bases of the British government's decision to join the U.S. in overturning Saddam Hussein for ... More


The Idea of Joined-Up Government: A Historical Perspective

Christopher Hood

in Joined-Up Government

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263334
eISBN:
9780191734564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Joined-up government is a new term coined in the 1990s for an old administrative doctrine called ‘coordination’. In a general sense, coordination in the old administrative doctrine suggests that all ... More


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

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although there is no doubt that the constitution has been significantly reformed since the election of New Labour in May 1997 the degree to which these reforms have altered the nature of democracy in ... More


Meta‐constitutional Orientations

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/9780199271597.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The ‘Blair paradox’ reflects not a simple shift in orientations (i.e. from majoritarian power‐hoarding to consensual power‐sharing) but a multifaceted attempt to inject a new meta‐constitutional ... 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


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