The Cameron Clegg Government

Author: S. Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230305016
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Beech and Lee provide a definitive guide to the coalition's first year in office. Offering compelling insights into their policy agenda, its chances of success, and a thought-provoking analysis of how the coalition government will affect the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour long-term.

Conflict Co operation and the Rhetoric of Coalition Government

Author: Judi Atkins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137317965
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Through a rhetorical analysis, this book explores how the parties in a coalition government create a united public front while preserving their distinct identities. After proposing an original framework based on the ‘new rhetoric’ of Kenneth Burke, the author charts the path from the inconclusive outcome of the 2010 UK general election and the formation of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition to the dissolution of the partnership in the run-up to May 2015. In doing so, she sheds valuable light on the parties’ use of rhetoric to manage the competing dynamics of unity and distinctiveness in the areas of higher education, constitutional reform, the European Union and foreign policy. This unique and highly-accessible analysis will be of interest to a wide audience, including scholars and students of rhetoric, British politics and coalition studies.

Employment Relations under Coalition Government

Author: Steve Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317500997
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Drawing on a wide range of up-to-date research, Employment Relations under Coalition Government critically examines developments in UK employment relations during the period of Conservative-Liberal Democrat government between 2010 and 2015, against the background of the 2007-08 financial crisis, subsequent economic recession and in the context of the primacy accorded to neo-liberal austerity. Contributions cover a series of important and relevant topics in a rigorous, yet accessible manner: labour market change and the rise of zero-hours contracts and other forms of precarious employment; policy development relating to young people’s employment; the coalition’s welfare-to-work agenda; its programme of employment law reform and its approach to workplace equality and health and safety; labour migration; the experience of the trade unions under the coalition and their responses; and developments in employment relations in the public services. This book addresses the broader issues relating to the coalition period, such as the implications of political and regulatory change for employment relations, including the greater devolution of powers to Scotland and Wales, and locates UK developments in comparative perspective. The book concludes with an assessment of the prospects for employment relations in the aftermath of the May 2015 Conservatives election victory.

The Withering of the Welfare State

Author: James Connelly
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230337147
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The post-war decades of prosperity and increased public expenditure on the comprehensive provision of public welfare services to all citizens went into reverse from the 1970s. The capacity to satisfy the demand for socially protective public services declined, along with the will to impose the redistributive taxation to pay for them. The regression from the high standards achieved is examined in this volume by considering the shifting balance between state and societal intervention in people's lives. The contributors also assess the ways in which governments have adapted their aims and practices to deal politically and administratively with their changed roles. The intrusive impact of national and international market and environmental pressures is analyzed along with the interstate fate of human welfare and the way it competes with military expenditure for increasingly scarce resources. Managing orderly retreat has been a challenge to statecraft and is comparatively evaluated. -- Published description.

Political Parties in Britain

Author: Matt Cole
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669035
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An introduction to political parties in Britain which offers an examination of the main parties' individual characteristics (including policy, organisation and support) and explains the impact of smaller parties.

Cameron and the Conservatives

Author: T. Heppell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230367488
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Specialists in Conservative Party politics examine the effectiveness of the Cameron led coalition. The contributors examine Cameron as leader and Prime Minister; the Conservatives' modernisation strategy; the level of ideological coherence in 'liberal conservatism'; and the impact of the coalition on a range of policy areas and on 'New' Labour.

Comparative Political Leadership

Author: Ludger Helms
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137264918
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This volume has been designed as a key resource in the field of international political leadership research. Written by a team of distinguished leadership scholars from three continents and nine countries, the original chapters gathered in this volume cover all the major fields of political leadership, from executive, legislative and party leadership to leadership in social movements and international organizations. The special value and appeal of this book relates to its genuinely comparative focus that characterizes all chapters.

Mein Weg

Author: Tony Blair
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 364105088X
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Die politische und persönliche Autobiographie des europäischen Spitzenpolitikers Tony Blair fuhr 1997 den größten Wahlsieg der Labour Party in der britischen Geschichte ein und beendete damit eine 18-jährige Regierungszeit der Konservativen. Als Premierminister stand er bald im Ruf eines dynamischen Staatenlenkers, der mit seinem New Labour den Stillstand und Reformstau der Nach-Thatcher-Ära wirkungsvoll beendete. In seinen Memoiren gibt Tony Blair jetzt unverstellt Einblick in sein privates und politisches Leben und Wirken, wobei neben all den Erfolgen auch die Kontroversen und Enttäuschungen (Stichwort: Irak) nicht ausgeblendet werden. Ein Buch, das die Komplexitäten unserer globalisierten Welt und die Herausforderungen an Führungskräfte über das Politische hinaus konkret erfahrbar werden lässt und zudem Orientierung für die Zukunft bietet. Enthält Hintergrundinformationen aus erster Hand über die internationale Politik der letzten anderthalb Jahrzehnte.

Vergesst die Krise

Author: Paul Krugman
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593417480
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Deutschland hat die Krise nicht verstanden, sagt Nobelpreisträger Paul Krugman. Sein neues Buch ist eine leidenschaftliche Anklage gegen die europäische und insbesondere die deutsche Sparpolitik. Er erklärt, dass Staaten, die reich sind an Ressourcen, Talent und Wissen - den wesentlichen Zutaten für Wohlstand und einen anständigen allgemeinen Lebensstandard -, in der jetzigen Lage nur durch Investitionen, also weitere Schulden auf Zukunftskurs steuern können. Eine schnelle und deutliche Erholung ist in greifbarer Nähe - einzig es fehlt die politische Weichenstellung. Krugmans Weckruf lautet: Wir sparen uns zu Tode! »Merkels Gegner und wie sie die Welt sehen« Die Zeit