List of Tables. Preface and Acknowledgements. Party Activity and the Making of Party Policy: An Overview: Richard Kelly. 1. Economic and Industrial Policy: Steven Fielding and Jonathan Tonge. 2. Europe and Foreign Affairs: Fergus Carr. 3. Health, Education and Social Security: Brian Lund. 4. Law, Order and Civil Liberties: Steven Foster. 5. Racial Equality: Shamit Saggar. 6. Sex Equality: Ian Forbes. 7. Northern Ireland: Michael Cunningham. 8. Local Government and Devolution: Howard Elcock. 9. Parliament and the Civil Service: Robert Pyper. 10. Environmental Policy: Robert Garner. Conclusion. Guide to Further Reading. Appendices. Index.
Richard Kelly teaches politics at the University of Manchester and the The Manchester Grammar School and is an editorial consultant to Parliamentary Brief, Public Policy Review and the Daily Telegraph. His previous books include Conservative Party Conferences (1989), British Political Parties Today (co--author 1993; second edition 1998) and Modern British Statesmen (co--editor, 1997). He has also written chapters for Developments in Politics (Causeway, 1997), Britaina s Changing Party System (1994) and Conservative Century (1994) and articles on party politics for the Independent Spectator and New Statesman and Society.
"A most valuable collection of essays with useful chronologies and bibliographies." H. Steck, SUNY College at Cortland