The Cameron-Clegg Government: Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity

Paperback | August 15, 2011

EditorMatt Beech, Simon Lee

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Beech and Lee provide a definitive guide to the coalition's first year in office, offering compelling insights into their policy agenda, its chances of success, and a thought-provoking analysis of how the coalition government will affect the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Labour long-term. 

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Beech and Lee provide a definitive guide to the coalition's first year in office, offering compelling insights into their policy agenda, its chances of success, and a thought-provoking analysis of how the coalition government will affect the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Labour long-term. 

SIMON LEE is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Center for Democratic Governance, Department of Politics and International Studies, Hull University, UK. He is the author of Boom and Bust: The Politics and Legacy of Gordon Brown and has written, edited, or contributed to more than twenty other books.   MATT BEECH is Lecturer in Politi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.63 × 5.58 × 0.69 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230296440

ISBN - 13:9780230296442

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: Coalition Politics in Historical Perspective
PART I: THE COALITION IN THE MAKING
The Legacy of New Labour
The May 2010 General Election
The Con/Lib Programme for Government
PART II: COALITION POLICIES IN PERSPECTIVE
The Con/Lib Agenda for Cutting the Deficit and Rebalancing the Economy
The Con/Lib Agenda for Education
The Con/Lib Agenda for Health
The Con/Lib Agenda for Welfare and the ‘Big Society’
The Con/Lib Agenda for Home Affairs
The Con-Lib Agenda for the ‘New Politics’ and Constitutional Reform
PART III: COALITION POLICIES ABROAD
The Con/Lib Agenda for Defence
The Con/Lib Agenda for Foreign Policy
The Con/Lib Agenda for Europe
The Con/Lib Agenda for International Development
PART IV: A COALITION BUILT TO LAST?
The End of New Labour: The Future for the Labour Party
Conclusion: A Coalition Built to Last?

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"...the acclaimed edited book by Simon Lee and Matt Beech The Cameron–Clegg Government: Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity... make(s) plentiful references to traditional issues such as tax, immigration, crime and Europe, and the term 'modernisation'..." - Timothy Heppell, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 18:3-4, 534-535