The Blair Legacy: Politics, Policy, Governance, and Foreign Affairs

Paperback | February 15, 2009

EditorTerrence Casey

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The Blair Legacy offers a comprehensive examination of the long-term impact of Tony Blair's three New Labour Governments. Bringing together the foremost scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, this volume explores how Labour changed the terms of political debate, established an ideological stamp, reformed public services, revised economic management, transformed governing institutions, and repositioned Britain in a wider world. 
 

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The Blair Legacy offers a comprehensive examination of the long-term impact of Tony Blair's three New Labour Governments. Bringing together the foremost scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, this volume explores how Labour changed the terms of political debate, established an ideological stamp, reformed public services, revised eco...

TERENCE CASEY is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA. His previous publications include The Social Context of Economic Change in Britain. 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.84 × 5.27 × 0.85 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230216625

ISBN - 13:9780230216624

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors
Introduction: How to Assess the Blair Legacy? T.Casey
Timeline of the Blair Years
PART I: POLITICS
Blairs Electoral Record; D.Denver &amp--J.Fisher
The Party is Over: The 'Modernization' of British Labour--F.Faucher-King
The Conservatives: Trounced, Transfixed, Transformed?--T.Bale
The Liberal Democrats After Blair--D.Cutts &amp--A.Russell
The Pressure Group Challenge; W.Grant
New Labour, the Third Way and Social Democracy: An Ideological Assessment; N.Randall &amp--J.Sloam
PART II: POLICY
Blair and the NHS: Resistable Force Meets Moveable Object?; C.Paton
Reformulating Social Policy: The Minimum Wage, the New Deal, and the Working Families Tax Credit; J.Waltman
New Labour and the British Model of Capitalism; T.Casey & A.Howard
Judicial Reform and Human Rights--M.Bevir &amp--R.Maiman
PART III: GOVERNANCE
Tony Blair as Prime Minister; M.Bennister
The Role of Parliament under Blair--M.Stuart
Territorial Politics in the UK after Devolution; J.Bradbury
Mayors, Monitors and Measurers: Blairs Legacy to Local Democracy--C.Game
The Constitutional Revolution of Tony Blair--J.Alt
PART IV: FOREIGN AFFAIRS
What Difference Did He Make? Tony Blair and British Foreign Policy--S.Dyson
The Mistake Heard Round the World: Iraq and the Blair Legacy; D.Coates &amp--J.Krieger
A Just War: Prime Minister Tony Blair and the End of Saddam's Iraq--T.Bromund
Reflections on the Contemporary US-UK Special Relationship: Structure and Agency in Anglo-American Relations--J.Dumbrell
Blair and the European Union; S.James &amp--K.Oppermann
CONCLUSION: The Legacy of Tony Blair--J.Tonge
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This is an admirable short-term description and evaluation of the politics, foreign and domestic policies, institutional impact, and general consequences of the Blair governmentscomprehensive in scope, encyclopaedic in knowledge, careful in judgment, and remarkably integrated and readable. - Donley T. Studlar, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University, USA