The New Labour Experiment: Change and Reform Under Blair and Brown

By: Faucher-King, Florence; Le Galés, Patrick

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The book provides a clear assessment of the New Labour public policies and their outcomes in Britain under the leadership of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 1997-2009. Authors Florence Faucher-King and Patrick Le Gales argue that New Labour, in contrast to its European counterparts, developed a right-wing economic policy program based upon light financial regulation and strict macroeconomic management. Blair and Brown developed a large controlling bureaucracy, making Britain's government one of the most centralized in the world.
While some progressive policies were implemented, Faucher-King and Le Gales point to an overarching program of authoritative controls, massive surveillance, and illiberal social policies. Profound reforms were therefore linked to a new bureaucratic revolution that has subsequently been rejected by the British people. According to the authors, the financial crisis and the collapse of part of the banking system have signaled the end of the New Labour project.

Title: The New Labour Experiment: Change and Reform Under Blair and Brown

Author Name: Faucher-King, Florence; Le Galés, Patrick

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Stanford University Press:

ISBN Number: 0804762341

ISBN Number 13: 9780804762342

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0804762341Z2

Description: 0804762341 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!