The Political Quarterly

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Edited By: Tony Wright and Deborah Mabbett

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Online ISSN: 1467-923X

Reviewing New Labour in Government


On 9 September 2010 at Church House, Westminster, Patrick Diamond and Michael Kenny with The Political Quarterly organised a one-day conference reviewing New Labour in government. The event provided an invaluable opportunity to assess the significance, achievements and legacy of the New Labour administrations. As well as looking backwards, the conference considered the challenges facing the centre-left in the context of the Lib Dem/Conservative coalition, the fiscal deficit and the imperative to reform our political system.

This occasion brought together senior political figures, former Ministers, political commentators, academic analysts and senior figures from the policy world. To go alongside the conference proceedings, a special conference issue was prepared, featuring, pieces published in The Political Quarterly, past and present, relevant to the day. These articles are now freely available online below. An edited book with articles written by the organisers, speakers and participants at the day will be published in 2011.

From Blair to Brown: the Condition of British Government
Peter Hennessy
Originally published in Volume 78, Issue 3

What Will Follow the Demise of Privatised Keynesianism?
Colin Crouch
Originally published in Volume 79, Issue 4

The Political Quarterly 2009 Lecture - Doing Politics Differently
Tony Wright
Originally published in Volume 80, Issue 3

‘Solidity or Wind?’ What’s on the Menu in the Bill of Rights Debate?
Francesca Klug
Originally published in Volume 80, Issue 3

Letters to Gordon
Austin Mitchell
Originally published in Volume 80, Issue 4

Labour and the Scottish National Party: the Triumph and Continuity in a Changing Scotland
Tom Gallagher
Originally published in Volume 80, Issue 4

Wasting a Crisis? Democracy and Markets in Britain after 2007
Julie Froud, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson and Karel Williams
Originally published in Volume 81, Issue 1

Commentary - The New Politics
Andrew Gamble
Originally published in Volume 81, Issue 3

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