New Labour's countryside: Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Overview

Rural policy has presented some of the most difficult and unexpected challenges to the New Labour government. From the Foot and Mouth crisis to the rise of the Countryside Alliance, from farm protests to concerns about rural crime, rural issues have frequently seized headlines and formed the basis of organized opposition to the government. Yet, the same government, elected with a record number of rural MPs, has also proactively sought to reform rural policy.This book critically reviews and analyses the ...

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Overview

Rural policy has presented some of the most difficult and unexpected challenges to the New Labour government. From the Foot and Mouth crisis to the rise of the Countryside Alliance, from farm protests to concerns about rural crime, rural issues have frequently seized headlines and formed the basis of organized opposition to the government. Yet, the same government, elected with a record number of rural MPs, has also proactively sought to reform rural policy.This book critically reviews and analyses the development and implementation of New Labour's rural policies since 1997. It explores the factors shaping the evolution and form of New Labour's rural agenda, and assesses the impact of specific policies. Contributions examine discursive restructuring of the rural policy agenda, the institutional reforms and effects of devolution, the key political debates and challenges around hunting, agricultural reform, Foot and Mouth, housing development and the 'right to roam', and review policy developments with respect to crime, social exclusion and employment in the countryside, rural community governance and national parks."New Labour's Countryside" will be of interest to students of contemporary British politics and of rural studies, and to anyone involved in the government and politics of the countryside.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861349323
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/2008
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 17.20 (w) x 24.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Woods, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales

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Table of Contents

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Pt. 1 Contexts and political strategies 1

1 New Labour's countryside Michael Woods Woods, Michael 3

2 Rethinking rural policy under New Labour Neil Ward Ward, Neil 29

3 Rural governance, devolution and policy delivery Mark Goodwin Goodwin, Mark 45

4 New Labour's countryside in international perspective Mark Shucksmith Shucksmith, Mark 59

Pt. 2 The key debates 79

5 The foot and mouth crisis Michael Winter Winter, Michael 81

6 Hunting: New Labour success or New Labour failure? Michael Woods Woods, Michael 95

7 Planning and development in the countryside Nick Gallent Gallent, Nick 115

8 Countryside access and the 'right to roam' under New Labour: nothing to CRoW about? Gavin Parker Parker, Gavin 135

9 Agricultural policy Alan Greer Greer, Alan 149

Pt. 3 Policies for the rural economy, society and environment 167

10 Rural community development and governance Graham Gardner Gardner, Graham 169

11 New Labour, poverty and welfare in rural England Paul Milbourne Milbourne, Paul 189

12 Policing policy and policy policing: directions in rural policing under New Labour Richard Yarwood Yarwood, Richard 205

13 Twenty-first century employment and training in the countryside? The rural 'New Deal' experience Suzie Watkin Watkin, Suzie Martin Jones Jones, Martin 221

14 National Parks and the governance of the rural environment Nicola Thompson Thompson, Nicola 241

Pt. 4 Conclusion 255

15 Beyond New Labour's countryside Michael Woods Woods, Michael 257

Index 277

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