Griffiths, Simon and Hickson, Kevin. 2009. Introduction. In: Simon Griffiths and Kevin Hickson, eds. British Political Parties and Ideology After New Labour. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-1137516435 [Book Section]

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Now with a brand new preface examining how debates have changed since the 2010 general election, this volume provides a comprehensive analysis of recent ideological debates between and within the main political parties. It contains chapters from leading academics and responses from distinguished politicians. The book begins by debating the legacy of Tony Blair and asks if there was a decisive ideological shift away from Thatcherism following the landslide election victory in 1997. It then goes on to examine the major ideological controversies in the three main parties before 2010, including the idea of the Third Way and David Cameron's 'modernisation' of the Conservative Party after 2005. Finally, the book discusses a number of broader issues including the future of public services and the role of social justice in the decades ahead.

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