Prolonged Labour is a comprehensive, scholarly and balanced account of New Labour's domestic policies in its first two terms in office. It mobilizes ministerial speeches, elite interviews and policy documents, plus the best available, contemporary scholarship and political journalism, to build an accurate and full account of New Labour in power. It then subjects that record to systematic and sympathetic evaluation. Prolonged Labour is an invaluable guide to Government performance since 1997, and as such an essential tool for students and voters alike.
DAVID COATES is Worrel Professor of Anglo-American studies at Wake Forest University, USA. He was previously Professor and Director of the International Centre for Labour Studies at the University of Manchester. His books include Blair's War, Paving the Third Way: The Critique of Parliamentary Socialism and New Labour Into Power .