Prolonged Labour

The Slow Birth of New Labour in Britain

  • DavidĀ Coates

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Promise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Coates
      Pages 3-23
    3. David Coates
      Pages 24-41
    4. David Coates
      Pages 42-50
  3. The Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. David Coates
      Pages 53-79
    3. David Coates
      Pages 109-139
    4. David Coates
      Pages 140-157
  4. Setting Promise against Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. David Coates
      Pages 161-184
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-255

About this book


Prolonged Labour is a comprehensive, scholarly and balanced account of New Labour's domestic policies in its first two terms in office. It mobilizes ministerial speeches, elite interviews and policy documents, plus the best available, contemporary scholarship and political journalism, to build an accurate and full account of New Labour in power. It then subjects that record to systematic and sympathetic evaluation. Prolonged Labour is an invaluable guide to Government performance since 1997, and as such an essential tool for students and voters alike.


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Authors and affiliations

  • DavidĀ Coates
    • 1
  1. 1.Wake Forest UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-9360-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50908-5
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