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‘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


Labour's foreign policy in the twenty-first century

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World: - Volume 2 Labour's Foreign Policy since 1951

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067464
eISBN:
9781781703243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067464.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the foreign policy of the Labour Party in the twenty-first century. It describes Great Britain's role in the war on terror, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the way in ... More


A Son of the Manse with a Missionary Zeal

David M. Webber

in Global Statesman: How Gordon Brown Took New Labour to the World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423564
eISBN:
9781474438384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423564.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This introductory chapter opens by exploring Gordon Brown’s upbringing as ‘a son of the Manse’ and his burning desire for social justice. This chapter reveals a clear lineage between the young ... 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


Global Statesman: How Gordon Brown Took New Labour to the World

David M. Webber

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423564
eISBN:
9781474438384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423564.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Global Statesman revisits the decade that Gordon Brown spent as architect-in-chief of the New Labour project, and charts an often neglected but crucial dimension of the Brown years: his commitment to ... More


Adam Smith Today

Iain McLean

in Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explains that Adam Smith was in favour of liberty, of equality and of fraternity. It evaluates the uncanny similarities between the ideas of Adam Smith and those of Gordon Brown. Smith's ... More


Brown's war

Steven Kettell

in New Labour and the New World Order: Britain's Role in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081361
eISBN:
9781781702499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081361.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The United States' abandonment of a new imperialist strategy in favour of a military surge in Iraq was not only ambiguous in its effects, but clashed with the divergent move towards a military ... More


Personal Style, Institutional Setting and Historical Opportunity: Prime-Ministerial Performance in Context

James Walter

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter develops a conceptual framework for systematic description and analysis of prime-ministerial leadership. It focuses particularly on the issue of the power of prime ministers. The author ... More


Saving the World?

David M. Webber

in Global Statesman: How Gordon Brown Took New Labour to the World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423564
eISBN:
9781474438384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423564.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Drawing this book to a close, this concluding chapter returns to the core theoretical and empirical claims made in the opening chapter and throughout the book. It summarises those policies that ... More


Invest and reform: spending review 2002 and its control regime

Richard Parry

in Social Policy Review 15: UK and international perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424709
eISBN:
9781447303428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter tries to locate the process and outcome of spending review 2002 within the history of Treasury control in Britain, as well as within the understanding of the balance between spending ... More


Hegemony, Representation and Britishness

Lasse Thomassen

in British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422659
eISBN:
9781474435284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422659.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter lays out Ernesto Laclau’s theory of discourse and hegemony as the theoretical framework that, together with Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction, guides the analyses of the cases studied in ... More


Post-Cultural State

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

When Tony Blair and Gordon Brown began New Labour's path to power in 1994, they were seen as part of a new ‘postmodern political culture’ which offered all kinds of possibilities, especially in the ... More


Gordon and Doles Sweep the Field

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg—The First Day

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826249
eISBN:
9781469603018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898406_pfanz.23
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the attacks carried out by Brig. Gen. John Brown Gordon's and Brig. Gen. George Doles' brigades, where they outnumbered and outflanked Union brigades in their path. Early's ... More


From Blair to Brown to Cameron and Clegg: 2005–10 and After

David Denver and Mark Garnett

in British General Elections Since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment, and Disillusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673322
eISBN:
9780191803673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673322.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses British elections from 2005–10 and onwards. It analyses the campaigns and results of the 2010 elections, along with voter turnout and voting behaviour. It describes the demise ... More


A road well travelled

Steven Kettell

in New Labour and the New World Order: Britain's Role in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081361
eISBN:
9781781702499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081361.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The context for Britain's role in the war on terror shifted significantly during the course of 2006. As conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq continued to deteriorate, the government's strategies in ... More


New Labour’s Tax Credits, 1997–2010

Peter Sloman

in Transfer State: The Idea of a Guaranteed Income and the Politics of Redistribution in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198813262
eISBN:
9780191851254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813262.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The thirteen years of Labour government between 1997 and 2010 may come to be seen by future historians as the zenith of the British transfer state, when—in contrast to other western countries—the ... More


Bush and Europe

David Patrick Houghton

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the relationship between Europe and the United States under President George W. Bush during the latter's two terms in office. In his 2003 book, Of Paradise and Power, Robert ... More


Introduction

Stewart Kitty, Sefton Tom, and Hills John

in Towards a more equal society?: Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Soon after it was elected in 1997, Tony Blair's ‘New Labour’ government became embroiled in a row about the implementation of cuts in benefits for lone parents that had been set in train by the ... More


Securing respect: Behavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour in the UK

Andrew Millie (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420947
eISBN:
9781447303336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420947.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Over recent years, the government focus on anti-social behaviour has been replaced by a focus on respect. Tony Blair's ‘Respect Action Plan’ was launched in January 2006, Gordon Brown spoke of ‘duty, ... More


The changing British welfare state

Martin Evans and Lewis Williams

in A generation of change, a lifetime of difference?: Social policy in Britain since 1979

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423054
eISBN:
9781447301387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423054.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter puts the past 30 years of policy change into a longer historical context and broadens the focus to consider a wide range of policy and social policy, and governmental and political ... More


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