Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist

Blair's Britain, 1997–2007

£22.99

Dennis Kavanagh, Philip Cowley, John Curtice, Tony Travers, Paul Fawcett, R. A. W. Rhodes, Philip Norton, Raymond Kuhn, Richard Heffernan, Vernon Bogdanor, Peter Sinclair, Robert Taylor, Stephen Glaister, Nicholas Crafts, Michael Beloff, Tim Newburn, Robert Reiner, Sarah Spencer, Alan Smithers, Nick Bosanquet, Kitty Stewart, Ben Page, John O'Leary, Iain McLean, Frank Millar, Ian Bache, Neill Nugent, Richard Manning, Kunal Khatri, Michael Clarke, Lawrence Freedman, Timothy Garton Ash, Philip Stephens, Anthony Seldon
View all contributors
  • Date Published: September 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521709460

£22.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Tony Blair has dominated British political life for more than a decade. Like Margaret Thatcher before him, he has changed the terms of political debate and provoked as much condemnation as admiration. At the end of his era in power, this book presents a wide-ranging overview of the achievements and failures of the Blair governments. Bringing together Britain's most eminent academics and commentators on British politics and society, it examines the effect of the Prime Minister and his administration on the machinery of government, economic and social policy and foreign relations. Combining serious scholarship with clarity and accessibility, this book represents the authoritative verdict on the impact of the Blair years on British politics and society.

    • Covers the full term of Blair's leadership of Labour
    • Anthony Seldon is a recognized authority on British Prime Ministers, and Tony Blair in particular
    • Uniquely authoritative with a superb collection of contributors including John Curtice, Vernon Bogdanor, Sir Lawrence Freedman, Timothy Garton-Ash, Philip Norton, Philip Cowley and Tony Travers
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'A compelling compendium of the Blair years from some of Britain's most authoritative figures' John Kampfner, New Statesman

    'The authoritative verdict on the Blair years. Anthony Seldon and his team of experts tell an insightful and illuminating story of politics as policy rather than soap-opera'. Steve Richards, The Independent

    ' … a first class resume …' Sir Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times

    'The merit and importance of Blair's Britain 1997–2007 is that it provides an intelligent, expert overview of the decade as a whole, on some 30 topics.' The Guardian

    'One of the many merits of Anthony Seldon's edited book, Blair's Britain 1997–2007, is that it does justice to all aspects of the Blair era … The volume is intended 'to achieve a balanced perspective not only on the man but also his government', and the distinguished team of experts contributing chapters to the book have successfully accomplished this goal.' The Irish Times

    'This is a useful … survey of the state of Britain after ten years of Blair's labour rule.' Morning Star

    '…this detailed and comprehensive anthology will, together with its two predecessor volumes, inform the debate on Blair's legacy for many years to come.' The Political Quarterly

    ' … a comprehensive retrospective of the activity and action of a figure who has dominated British politics… Vital reading on one of the world's leading politicians.' Bulletin Quotidien Europe

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521709460
    • length: 708 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.124kg
    • contains: 26 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Politics and Government:
    1. The Blair premiership Dennis Kavanagh
    2. Parliament Philip Cowley
    3. Elections and public opinion John Curtice
    4. Local government Tony Travers
    5. Central government Paul Fawcett and R. A. W. Rhodes
    6. The constitution Philip Norton
    7. Media management Raymond Kuhn
    8. Tony Blair as Labour Party leader Richard Heffernan
    9. Social democracy Vernon Bogdanor
    Part II. Economics and Finance:
    10. The Treasury and economic policy Peter Sinclair
    11. New Labour, new capitalism Robert Taylor
    12. Transport Stephen Glaister
    13. Industrial policy Nicholas Crafts
    Part III. Policy Studies:
    14. Law and the judiciary Michael Beloff
    15. Crime and penal policy Tim Newburn and Robert Reiner
    16. Immigration Sarah Spencer
    17. Schools Alan Smithers
    18. The health and welfare legacy Nick Bosanquet
    19. Equality and social justice Kitty Stewart
    20. Culture and attitudes Ben Page
    21. Higher education John O'Leary
    Part IV. Wider Relations:
    22. The national question Iain McLean
    23. Ireland: the Peace Process Frank Millar
    24. Europe Ian Bache and Neill Nugent
    25. Development Richard Manning
    26. Climate change Kunal Khatri
    27. Foreign policy Michael Clarke
    28. Defence Lawrence Freedman
    Commentary Timothy Garton Ash
    Commentary Philip Stephens
    Conclusion: the net Blair effect, 1994–2007 Anthony Seldon.

  • Editor

    Anthony Seldon, Institute of Contemporary British History
    Anthony Seldon is Master Elect of Wellington College and the co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. He is a prominent commentator on British political leadership and the leading authoritative commentator on Tony Blair, having written or edited 5 books on him including The Blair Effect 2001–5 (with Dennis Kavanagh, Cambridge, 2005).

    Contributors

    Dennis Kavanagh, Philip Cowley, John Curtice, Tony Travers, Paul Fawcett, R. A. W. Rhodes, Philip Norton, Raymond Kuhn, Richard Heffernan, Vernon Bogdanor, Peter Sinclair, Robert Taylor, Stephen Glaister, Nicholas Crafts, Michael Beloff, Tim Newburn, Robert Reiner, Sarah Spencer, Alan Smithers, Nick Bosanquet, Kitty Stewart, Ben Page, John O'Leary, Iain McLean, Frank Millar, Ian Bache, Neill Nugent, Richard Manning, Kunal Khatri, Michael Clarke, Lawrence Freedman, Timothy Garton Ash, Philip Stephens, Anthony Seldon

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email cflack@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that an additional password is required to open the solutions file once you have downloaded it. Contact collegesales@cambridge.org for this password.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×