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Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Martin Powell


Tony Blair was the longest serving Labour Prime Minister in British history. This book, the third in a trilogy of books on New Labour, analyses the legacy of his government for social policy, focusing on the extent to which it has changed the UK welfare state. Drawing on both conceptual and empirical evidence, it offers forward-looking speculation on emerging and future welfare issues. The book's contributors examine the content and extent of change. They explore which of the elements of modernization matter for their area, which sectors saw the greatest degree of change, and whether terms suc ... More

Keywords: Tony Blair, Labour party, social policy, UK welfare state, modern welfare state, social investment state, modernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420404
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Powell, editor