Conclusion: the Blair legacy

Martin Powell

in Modernising the welfare state

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420404
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302834 | DOI:
Conclusion: the Blair legacy

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This chapter revisits the analytical framework of Chapter One of modernisation and orders of change in order to summarise the material presented. It examines views of the Blair legacy, summarises the evidence of the type and extent of change in the welfare state, places this material in a wider context, and concludes by considering whether we have a new political consensus of ‘Camerownism’ (Cameron/Brown).

Keywords: modernisation; orders of change; Tony Blair; welfare state; David Cameron; Gordon Brown

Chapter.  6208 words. 

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