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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


Britain’s New Constitution

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes the new British constitution as a mess. In this context, the word mess is meant to be understood descriptively, to denote an actually existing state of affairs and not to ... More


Steps to compulsion within British labour market policies

Heather Trickey and Robert Walker

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter talks about the trend towards compulsory work-for-benefit policies in the UK. It also focuses on the development of these policies by an ideologically social-democratic government ... More


The age of responsibility: social policy and citizenship in the early 21st century1

Lister Ruth

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter presents an analysis through the lens of citizenship. It outlines the dominant discourses of citizenship responsibility, discussing in particular how they have been articulated ... More


Inequalities in mortality rates under New Labour

Dorling Danny, Shaw Mary, and Smith George Davey

in Challenging health inequalities: From Acheson to choosing health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348999
eISBN:
9781447301646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the causes of the inequalities in mortality rates in England under the New Labour government. It explains that while the Acheson Report contained some focused policies, the ... More


‘Going further?’ Tony Blair and New Labour education policies

Stephen J Ball

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines developments in education policy, focusing on the transformation of the proposals in the 2005 White Paper Higher standards, better schools for all into the 2006 Education and ... 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


Case study B: Means-tested benefits for older people

Penny Leonard

in Promoting welfare?: Government information policy and social citizenship

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344885
eISBN:
9781447303091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344885.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents another case study that analyses the government policies to inform older people of their rights to means-tested benefits. It first describes briefly the social security benefits ... More


New Labour and neighbourhood renewal

Ruth Lupton

in Poverty Street: The dynamics of neighbourhood decline and renewal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345356
eISBN:
9781447303039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345356.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter investigates the new policies of the New Labour government, including wider urban, regional, and housing policies. There have been two distinct phases of policy development in England: ... More


New Labour's ‘broken’ neighbourhoods: liveability, disorder, and discipline?

Craig Johnstone and Gordon MacLeod

in Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter investigates the approach to urban renewal adopted by Great Britain's New Labour government in the early years of the twenty-first century. It highlights the modification of the ... More


Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the life course: progress and future challenges

Spencer Nick and Law Catherine

in Challenging health inequalities: From Acheson to choosing health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348999
eISBN:
9781447301646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the progress of the New Labour government towards the goal of reducing pregnancy and early childhood health inequalities in England since 1997. It evaluates the impact of the ... More


The United Kingdom and human dignity

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter studies the compulsory measures that have been established in the UK. These include the ‘Gateway’, ‘Jobseekers' Interviews’ and ‘Jobseekers' Agreement’. The discussion is also concerned ... More


Economy, equity or empowerment? New Labour, communities and urban policy evaluation

Stuart Wilks-Heeg

in Urban renaissance?: New Labour, community and urban policy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343802
eISBN:
9781447304159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the relationship between the politics of policy evaluation in the context of the New Labour government's urban policy. It outlines and assesses conventional models of ... More


Education, education, education…: an assessment of Labour’s success in tackling education inequalities

Abigail McKnight, Howard Glennerster, and Ruth Lupton

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

One of the priorities of the New Labour government was education. Well before the 1997 General Election, the Labour party expressed its agenda of making education a top priority. In his 1996 speech, ... More


Respect and the politics of behaviour

Elizabeth Burney

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420947
eISBN:
9781447303336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420947.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines the ideology behind the various initiatives of the New Labour government and investigates whether slogans with ill-defined targets are sufficient to change public behaviour. It ... More


Cultural justice and addressing ‘social exclusion’: a case study of a Single Regeneration Budget project in Blackbird Leys, Oxford

Zoë Morrison

in Urban renaissance?: New Labour, community and urban policy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343802
eISBN:
9781447304159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the New Labour government's strategy for addressing the social injustices of deprivation and social polarisation, focusing on the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) project in ... More


Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451201
eISBN:
9780801466021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book evaluates how labor unions fared in the political and institutional context created by Great Britain's New Labour government, which was in power from 1997 to 2010. The book presents a ... More


Is There a Third Way in Labour Law?

Hugh Collins

in Labour Law in an Era of Globalization: Transformative Practices and Possibilities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199271818
eISBN:
9780191699542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271818.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

To what extent does globalization challenge the authority and utility of legal activism as a strategy for social transformation? What political purchase does it have if the capacity of the ... More


Turbulence in the Two Systems

Rebecca Kolins Givan

in The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801450051
eISBN:
9781501706028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450051.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter shows that neither the US nor the UK health care systems are necessarily currently at a major turning point, but they are in a process of constant change. The Health and Social Care Act ... More


From Managing Decline to Organizing for the Future

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

in Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451201
eISBN:
9780801466021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter underlines the key themes that set up the evaluation of organizing policy and practice in British unions in order to make a clear statement about what has happened since the start of the ... More


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