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Changing Party Policy in Britain: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides readers with a crucial analysis of the shifting dilemmas of British party politics. Written by a team of experts in a variety of policy fields, the text examines a wide range of policy areas including economic and industrial policy, sexual equality, civil liberties, and the environment. It links policy developments to the traditions and character of governing parties and provides case studies to demonstrate how particular policies evolved. Changing Party Policy in Britain is a timely and essential resource for students of British politics and general readers.
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"A most valuable collection of essays with useful chronologies and bibliographies." H. Steck, SUNY College at Cortland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631204909
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/11/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.79 (w) x 9.73 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kelly teaches politics at the University of Manchester and the The Manchester Grammar School and is an editorial consultant to Parliamentary Brief, Public Policy Review and the Daily Telegraph. His previous books include Conservative Party Conferences (1989), British Political Parties Today (co-author 1993; second edition 1998) and Modern British Statesmen (co-editor, 1997). He has also written chapters for Developments in Politics (Causeway, 1997), Britain's Changing Party System (1994) and Conservative Century (1994) and articles on party politics for the Independent Spectator and New Statesman and Society.

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Table of Contents

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