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British Party Politics and Ideology after New Labour

  • Simon Griffiths
  • Kevin Hickson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Kevin Hickson, Simon Griffiths
      Pages 1-7
  3. Did Blair Advance Social Democracy?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Simon Griffiths, Kevin Hickson
      Pages 11-17
    3. Simon Griffiths, Kevin Hickson
      Pages 18-23
    4. Simon Griffiths, Kevin Hickson
      Pages 24-29
    5. Alan Finlayson
      Pages 30-31
    6. Dennis Kavanagh
      Pages 32-33
    7. Jonathan Tonge
      Pages 34-35
  4. Labour after Blair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Judi Atkins
      Pages 39-52
    3. Anthony (Lord) Giddens
      Pages 67-69
    4. Roy (Lord) Hattersley
      Pages 85-86
    5. Arthur Aughey
      Pages 102-103
  5. The Conservatives under Cameron

About this book


British Party Politics and Ideology after New Labour brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties. With major players responding to the arguments raised in each chapter, the book will be a must-read for anyone interested in or teaching British politics.


British politics party politics political ideology Tony Blair David Cameron Labour Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Party constitution democracy Policy Political Parties politics social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Griffiths
    • 1
  • Kevin Hickson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LondonUK
  2. 2.University of LiverpoolUK

About the editors

SIMON GRIFFITHS is Lecturer in Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Senior Policy Advisor at the British Academy Policy Centre. He has written widely on UK politics and public policy.

KEVIN HICKSON is Lecturer in British Politics at the University of Liverpool, UK and has written and edited seven books and several journal articles on the subject.

Bibliographic information


'It is a worthy link the conventional empirical study of partisan politics with deeper issues of political theory.' Financial Times