© 2009

The Blair Legacy

Politics, Policy, Governance, and Foreign Affairs

  • Terrence Casey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: How to Assess the Blair Legacy?

  3. Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. David Denver, Justin Fisher
      Pages 23-38
    3. Andrew Russell, David Cutts
      Pages 65-79
    4. Wyn Grant
      Pages 80-93
  4. Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Terrence Casey, Alistair Q. Howard
      Pages 135-149
    3. Mark Bevir, Richard Maiman
      Pages 150-162
  5. Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Mark Bennister
      Pages 165-177
    3. Mark Stuart
      Pages 178-189
    4. James E. Alt
      Pages 219-232

About this book


Exploring how Tony Blair and New Labour changed British politics, policy, governance and foreign affairs, this volume stands as a key actor on the world and domestic stage, delving into Blair's foreign policy legacy, with empahsis on the Iraq War and Anglo-American relations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Terrence Casey
    • 1
  1. 1.Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyUSA

About the editors

JAMES E. ALT is Frank G. Thomson Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University, USA TIM BALE teaches British and Comparative Party Politics at Sussex University, UK MARK BENNISTER is an ESRC funded doctoral researcher, studying comparative prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia, in the Department of Politics and Contemporary European Studies at the University of Sussex, UK MARK BEVIR is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, USA JONATHAN BRADBURY is the co-convener of the UK PSA Territorial Politics Research Network and is academic convener for the UK PSA annual conference, Swansea University 2008 TED R. BROMUND is the Margaret Thatcher Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, UK DAVID COATES holds the Worrell Chair of Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest University, USA DAVID CUTTS is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Change at the University of Manchester, UK JOHN DUMBRELL is Professor of Government in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK STEPEHN DYSON is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, USA DAVID DENVER is Professor of Politics at Lancaster University, UK JUSTIN FISHER is Professor of Political Science at Brunel University , UK CHRIS GAME is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham's Institute of Local Government Studies, UK WYN GRANT is President of the UK Political Studies Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association FLORENCE FAUCHER-KING is Associate Professor in European studies, political science and sociology at the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies at Vanderbilt University, USA SCOTT JAMES is a doctoral research student at the University of Manchester, UK ALISTAIR HOWARD teaches political economy, comparative politics and public policy at Temple University's Political Science Department, USA JOEL KRIEGER is the Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, USA RICHARD MAIMAN is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine, USA and a Visiting Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, UK KAI OPPERMANN is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Political Science, University of Cologne, Germany CALUM PATON is Professor at Keele University, UK NICK RANDALL is Lecturer in British Politics at the University of Newcastle, UK ANDREW RUSSELL is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester, UK JAMES SLOAM is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway University, UK MARK STUART is a researcher in the School of Politics at the University of Nottingham, UK JON TONGE is Professor of Politics in the School of Politics and Communication Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK JEROLD WALTMAN teaches at Baylor University, USA

Bibliographic information


'This is an admirable short-term description and evaluation of the politics, foreign and domestic policies, institutional impact, and general consequences of the Blair governments comprehensive in scope, encyclopaedic in knowledge, careful in judgment, and remarkably integrated and readable.' - Donley T. Studlar, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University, USA