Competition and change: the case of New Labour

Craig Berry

in Globalisation and Ideology in Britain

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780719084881
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701850 | DOI:
Competition and change: the case of New Labour

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This chapter notes that New Labour provides an important case study, given that the Labour government was responsible for determining and implementing British foreign economic policy during the period in question. The Labour Party's move to ‘the right’ is one of the most important changes in the ideological landscape of British politics in recent years. The policy focus here is on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and its main successor the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), and to a lesser extent the Department for International Development (DfID), as the bodies responsible for foreign economic policy.

Keywords: foreign economic policy; Labour government; DTI; BERR; New Labour; Brash policy

Chapter.  12815 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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