Changing Party Policy in Britain: An Introduction / Edition 1

Changing Party Policy in Britain: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Richard Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631204903

ISBN-13: 9780631204909

Pub. Date: 02/11/1999

Publisher: Wiley

This book provides students and general readers with a crucial analysis of Britain's shifting party dilemmas at a time of blurred voter loyalty, policy convergence between the main parties and increased pressure group activity. The volume is written by a team of experts in the policy fields concerned and provides a comprehensive analysis of a wide range of policy

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This book provides students and general readers with a crucial analysis of Britain's shifting party dilemmas at a time of blurred voter loyalty, policy convergence between the main parties and increased pressure group activity. The volume is written by a team of experts in the policy fields concerned and provides a comprehensive analysis of a wide range of policy areas from economic and industrial policy to sexual equality, civil liberties and the environment. The contributors link policy developments to the traditions and character of governing parties and include case studies to explain how particular policies evolved.

Each chapter begins with a brief synopsis and is then divided into four distinct sections so that readers can easily make comparisons between different policy areas. The sections are:

* The Historical Context: Party Policy 1945-1992

* An Unusual Climate: Continuity and Rupture 1992-1997

* The 1997 General Election: Campaign and Aftermath

* Conclusion: The Impact of Party Policy.

All chapters also include a chronology of significant developments from April 1992 to October 1997 and a guide to further reading.

This book provides an up-to-date, essential resource for students of British politics and general readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631204909
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/11/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.79(w) x 9.73(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgements
Party Activity and the Making of Party Policy: An Overview
1Economic and Industrial Policy
2Europe and Foreign Affairs
3Health, Education and Social Security
4Law, Order and Civil Liberties
5Immigration and Racial Equality
6Sex Equality
7Northern Ireland
8Local Government and Devolution
9Parliament and the Civil Service
10Environmental Policy
Conclusion: Does Party Policy Matter?
App. IBritish General Election Results 1945-1997
App. IILeaders of Conservative, Labour and Centre Parties 1945-1997
Index

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