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The Coalition Government and Social Policy: Restructuring the Welfare State

Hugh Bochel and Martin Powell


This book examines the social policies of the coalition government from 2010 to 2015, and outlines the incoming Conservative government’s approach during its first 100 days in office. Drawing on contributions on cross-cutting themes such as public expenditure and the governance of social policy, and on key service areas, including education, health and social security, it examines the key ideas underpinning the policies of the coalition government, the influences on policy, including the two governing parties, the legacy of New Labour, the financial crisis of 2008 and its interpretation, and i ... More

Keywords: coalition government, conservative government, social policy, welfare state, austerity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447324560
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Bochel, editor
University of Lincoln

Martin Powell, editor
University of Birmingham

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