Reinventing Britain (Paperback)

Constitutional Change under New Labour (Global, Area, and International Archive)

By Andrew McDonald (Editor), Mark Bevir (Contributions by), Jack Citrin (Contributions by), Joseph Fletcher (Contributions by), Robert Hazell (Contributions by), Ailsa Henderson (Contributions by), Kate Malleson (Contributions by), Craig Parsons (Contributions by), Kenneth MacKenzie (Contributions by), Peter Riddell (Contributions by)

University of California Press, 9780520098626, 274pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2007

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Description

Contrary to popular myth, Britain does have a constitution, one that is uncodified and commanded little political interest for most of the twentieth century. In the late 1990s, Tony Blair's New Labour Government launched a program of reform that was striking in its ambition. Reinventing Britain tells the story of Britain's constitutional reform and weighs its long-term significance, with essays both by officials who worked on the reforms and by other leading commentators and academics from Britain and North America.

Contributors: Mark Bevir, Jack Citrin, Joseph Fletcher, Robert Hazell, Ailsa Henderson, Kate Malleson, Craig Parsons, Kenneth MacKenzie, Peter Riddell


About the Author

Andrew McDonald is a UK civil servant. From 2003 to 2005 he ran the government's constitutional reform program. In 2005–6 he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.