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Modernising the welfare state : the Blair legacy

Author: Martin A Powell
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, cop. 2008.
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This book, the third in Martin Powell's New Labour trilogy, analyses the legacy of Tony Blair's government for social policy, focusing on the extent to which it has changed the UK welfare state.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin A Powell
ISBN: 9781847420404 1847420400 1847420397 9781847420398
OCLC Number: 494822871
Description: 1 vol. (X-290 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: modernising the welfare state ~ Martin Powell; The NHS after 10 years of New Labour ~ Calum Paton; Housing policy: coming in out of the cold? ~ Brian Lund; Social security and welfare reform ~ Stephen McKay and Karen Rowlingson; Social care under Blair: are social care services more modern? ~ Mark Baldwin; Education: from the comprehensive to the individual ~ Susan Martin and Yolande Muschamp; Controlling crime and disorder: the Labour legacy ~ Sarah Charman and Stephen P. Savage; Social investment: the discourse and the dimensions of change ~ Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Ruth Lister; Risk and the Blair legacy ~ David Denney; Going private? ~ Mark Drakeford; Choice in public services: 'no choice but to choose' ~ Catherine Needham; The conditional welfare state ~ Peter Dwyer; The stages of New Labour ~ Ian Greener; Social Democratic reforms of the welfare state: Germany and the UK compared ~ Martin Seeleib-Kaiser; Conclusion: the Blair legacy ~ Martin Powell.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Powell.


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