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Changing Party Policy in Britain: An Introduction

Changing Party Policy in Britain: An Introduction

Richard Kelly

ISBN: 978-0-631-20490-9

Feb 1999

274 pages

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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.
List of Tables.

Preface and Acknowledgements.

Party Activity and the Making of Party Policy: An Overview: Richard Kelly.

1. Economic and Industrial Policy: Steven Fielding and Jonathan Tonge.

2. Europe and Foreign Affairs: Fergus Carr.

3. Health, Education and Social Security: Brian Lund.

4. Law, Order and Civil Liberties: Steven Foster.

5. Racial Equality: Shamit Saggar.

6. Sex Equality: Ian Forbes.

7. Northern Ireland: Michael Cunningham.

8. Local Government and Devolution: Howard Elcock.

9. Parliament and the Civil Service: Robert Pyper.

10. Environmental Policy: Robert Garner.


Guide to Further Reading.



"A most valuable collection of essays with useful chronologies and bibliographies." H. Steck, SUNY College at Cortland
* Provides a clear summary of recent research into British political parties in the key policy areas.
* It is user-friendly with each chapter divided into four clear sections so readers can easily digest and compare the chapters' findings.
* Takes full account of the last general election and the party conference season of 1997.
* Richard Kelly teaches at both FE and HE levels and the book is designed for the needs of these students.