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New Labour, new welfare state? : The 'third way' in British social policy - Martin Powell

New Labour, new welfare state?

The 'third way' in British social policy

By: Martin Powell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd June 1999
ISBN: 9781861341518
Number Of Pages: 368

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The New Labour government elected in May 1997 claimed that it would modernise the welfare state, by rejecting the solutions of both the Old Left and the New Right.New Labour, new welfare state? provides the first comprehensive examination of the social policy of New Labour; compares and contrasts current policy areas with both the Old Left and the New Right and applies the concept of the 'third way' to individual policy areas and to broader themes which cut across policy areas.[vbTab]The contributors provide a comprehensive account of developments in the main policy areas and in the themes of citizenship and accountability, placing these within a wider framework of the 'third way'. They find a complex picture. Although the exact shape of the new welfare state is difficult to detect, it is clear that there have been major changes in areas such as citizenship, the mixed economy of welfare, the centrality of work in an active welfare state, and the appearance of new elements such as joined up government at the centre and new partnerships of governance at the periphery.New Labour, new welfare state? provides topical information on the debate on the future of the welfare state and is essential reading for students and researchers in social policy, politics and sociology.

"This very substantial book ... gives a comprehensive account of the social welfare policies of the Labour government" Labour Research "There probably isn't another assessment as comprehensive as this available." New Labour Organiser

Notes on contributors
List of tables and figures
List of acronyms
Introductionp. 1
Public expenditure and public/private mixp. 29
New Labour's health policy: the new healthcare statep. 51
The personal social services and community carep. 77
Education, education, educationp. 101
Housing policy under New Labourp. 123
New Labour and social securityp. 149
New Labour and employment, training and employee relationsp. 171
The new politics of law and order: Labour, crime and justicep. 191
Citizenshipp. 213
Accountabilityp. 235
Bridging the Atlantic: the Democratic (Party) origins of Welfare to Workp. 257
Conclusionp. 281
Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9781861341518
ISBN-10: 1861341512
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 2nd June 1999
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45