New Labour, Economic Reform and the European Social Model

  title={New Labour, Economic Reform and the European Social Model},
  author={Jonathan Hopkin and Daniel Wincott},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  pages={50 - 68}
  • J. HopkinDaniel Wincott
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Economics
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
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