Nine Years of New Labour: Neoliberalism and Workers Rights

  title={Nine Years of New Labour: Neoliberalism and Workers Rights},
  author={Paul M. Smith and Gary Morton},
  journal={Public Choice \& Political Economy eJournal},
Since it was first elected in 1997, a large Commons majority won in three general elections and a benign economic environment have combined to give New Labour the authority and opportunity to implement its programme for industrial relations and employment law. This paper offers an appraisal of New Labour’s neoliberalism, and its relevance for understanding the scope and limits of its reform of employment law. The conclusion calls for a campaign to restore and extend trade union rights as a… 

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