Blair's Britain

Driver, Stephen and Martell, Luke (2002) Blair's Britain. Polity Press. ISBN 978-0745624594

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Abstract

In this important new book, Stephen Driver and Luke Martell examine how the Blair government is re-shaping Britain, Britain's place in Europe and British social democracy. This timely study of Labour's first term in power for two decades challenges the view that New Labour has thrown in the towel to Thatcherite neo-liberalism. Driver and Martell argue that Tony Blair's government has in fact taken politics and policy-making beyond Thatcherism. But they also cast doubt on some of the social democratic claims of Labour modernizers. While Labour's stunning election victories in 1997 and 2001 have given the Blair government an unprecedented opportunity to shape the political and policy landscape in Labour's image, Blair's Britain continues to bear the imprint of eighteen years of radical Conservative government.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:53
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 14:56
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22793
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