Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781847424327 Published March 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847424334 Published March 2011 For sale in North and South America only

The Conservative Party and social policy

Edited by Hugh Bochel

The Conservative Party and social policy

Edited by Hugh Bochel

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

336 pages
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781847424327 Published March 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847424334 Published March 2011 For sale in North and South America only
With the Conservative Party breaking new ground in forming a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, this book examines the development and content of the Conservatives' approaches to social policy and how they inform the Coalition's policies.Chapters cover the development of Conservative Party social policy and specific policy areas. The book will be of interest to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and everyone with an interest in the Conservative Party and the Coalition government's social policies.
Contents
Introduction ~ Hugh Bochel
Part one: A Conservative social policy?: The development of Conservative social policy ~ Robert Page
Public expenditure and the mixed economy of welfare ~ Nick Ellison
Conservative social policy and public opinion ~ Andrew Defty
Part two: Policy areas: Health ~ Rob Baggott
Education ~ Stephen Ball
Housing ~ Peter Somerville
Social security ~ Karen Rowlingson
Employment and work ~ Alan Deacon
Adult care ~ Jon Glasby
Children and young people ~ Paul Daniel
Crime and criminal justice ~ Mike Hough
Part three: Governance issues: The Conservatives and social policy in the devolved administrations ~ Richard Parry
Mechanisms/governance of social policy ~ Catherine Bochel
Conclusions ~ Hugh Bochel
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