The Coalition Programme: A New Vision for Britain or Politics as Usual?

Authors: Peter Taylor-Gooby and Gerry Stoker

What we do know is that the cuts in public expenditure being implemented over the next four years in the UK are the most severe cuts seen to the post-war welfare state. What we do not know is whether this represents the beginning of a radical attempt to reduce the level of basic rights and entitlements or whether it is just politics as usual - preparing for a pre-election 'give away'. This fascinating paper from Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby and Professor Gerry Stoker sets out the facts.

The publisher is The Political Quarterly.

The Coalition Programme © Peter Taylor-Gooby and Gerry Stoker 2011.

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