Reassessing New Labour: Market, State and Society under Blair and Brown
October 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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An authoritative evaluation of the long-term legacy of New Labour.
The first book-length retrospective assessment of New Labour in government which ranges across academic commentary and political debate
Features brand-new essays from political figures associated with the Labour party, senior commentators and leading academics, all reflecting upon key policy areas and themes in relation to the New Labour administrations
Includes a Foreword from Baron Neil Kinnock, former leader of the Labour Party; an edited conversation regarding the prospects for social democracy between Baroness Shirley Williams, leading Lib Dem politician, and Tony Wright (former Labour MP); and fresh evaluations of the Labour government’s record and failings from the Shadow Minister John Denham MP
Raises highly topical and important questions about the purpose and future of the Labour Party, and is designed to stimulate debate about the political challenges facing the centre-left in Britain