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, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1–19 | Cite as

Between America and Europe: transatlantic influences on the policies of Gordon Brown

  • Philip GannonEmail author
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Abstract

This article intends to review the international influences on the policies pursued by Gordon Brown during his career in the British government between 1997 and 2010. As often as Brown has been seen to be an admirer of the USA he has seemed less connected with his European counterparts. This conception is further compounded as literature on Brown has decreased since his 2010 election defeat. This article addresses these shortcomings as it will explore the international influences on specific policies associated with Brown to demonstrate the sway of both America and Europe on Brown’s career. Policies such as the deregulation of the Bank of England, Welfare to Work and Brown’s 2009 London G20 summit will be explored to demonstrate the continuous impact of these international stimuli throughout Brown’s time in government.

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Gordon Brown Bank of England Welfare London G20 global recession transatlantic relations 

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  1. 1.School of Government and International AffairsDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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