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Welfare policy under New Labour
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Welfare policy under New Labour: Views from inside Westminster

Hugh Bochel

Abstract

Based on an extensive series of interviews with MPs and Peers from across Parliament, this book traces the dynamics of political debate on welfare both between and within parties; assesses the emergence of a new political consensus on welfare; details the welfare policy environment and the reform of Parliament under Labour; examines the extent to which MPs support developments in welfare policy; provides the most detailed assessment to date of MPs' attitudes to welfare and their views on the future of the welfare state under Blair and beyond and offers the first consideration of the role of th ... More

Keywords: MPs, Peers, Parliament, welfare, political consensus, Labour, Blair, House of Lords, policy process

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347909
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347909.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Bochel, author