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New labour : the progressive future?
White, Stuart, 1966-
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Hampshire ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001.
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xvi, 234 p. ; 23 cm.
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This collection of essays examines New Labour's claim to stand in the vanguard of a new form of progressive politics. By examining the ideology of New Labour, the major policy initiatives of Labour government, and the record and prospects of social democratic and progressive governments in the USA and elsewhere in Europe, the contributors attempt to disentangle the progressive and conservative aspects of New Labour politics and the possibilities for genuine progressive advance in Britain and other advanced capitalist countries.

Table of Contents

Stuart WhiteSamuel H. BeerPippa NorrisStewart WoodPaul JohnsonCarey OppenheimColin CrouchSteven M. Teles and Marc LandyAnna CooteMargaret WeirMichele SalvatiFrank VandenbrouckeAndreas Busch and Philip ManowAnton Hemerijck and Jelle VisserLaurent Bouvet and Frederic MichelStuart White and Susan Giaimo
Notes on the Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: New Labour and Future of Progressive Politicsp. x
Part I The Ideology of New Labourp. 1
1 The Ambiguities of the Third Wayp. 3
2 New Labour: Old Liberalismp. 18
3 New Labour and Public Opinion: the Third Way as Centrism?p. 32
Part II New Labour in Governmentp. 45
4 Education and Training: Tensions at the Heart of the British Third Wayp. 47
5 New Labour: a Distinctive Vision of Welfare Policy?p. 63
6 Enabling Participation? New Labour's Welfare-to-Work Policiesp. 77
7 A Third Way in Industrial Relations?p. 93
8 Decentralization under New Labour: a Civic Liberal Perspectivep. 110
9 Feminism and the Third Way: a Call for Dialoguep. 126
Part III Comparative Perspectivesp. 135
10 The Collapse of Bill Clinton's Third Wayp. 137
11 Prolegomena to the Third Way Debatep. 149
12 European Social Democracy and the Third Way: Convergence, Divisions, and Shared Questionsp. 161
13 The SPD and the Neue Mitte in Germanyp. 175
14 Dutch Lessons in Social Pragmatismp. 190
15 Pluralism and the Future of the French Leftp. 204
16 Conclusion: New Labour and the Uncertain Future of Progressive Politicsp. 213
Indexp. 223