Article

‘Le New Labour à la recherche de « la meilleure relation possible entre les individus, l’État et le marché »

Alternative title New Labour in Search of “the Best Possible Relation between Individuals, Markets and Government”

Citation

Shaw E (2009) ‘Le New Labour à la recherche de « la meilleure relation possible entre les individus, l’État et le marché » [New Labour in Search of “the Best Possible Relation between Individuals, Markets and Government”]. Critique Internationale, 43 (2), pp. 51-68. https://doi.org/10.3917/crii.043.0051

Abstract
New Labour rejected both the ‘big state’ associated with the ‘old left’ and the ‘minimal state’ identified with the ‘new right’. Instead it favoured the ‘enabling state’ whose object was not to instruct but to empower ordinary people. For Tony Blair a ‘prime illustration’ of the meaning and implications of this model of the state could be found in the stance it took on ‘the issue of healthy living.’ This article accordingly seeks to analyze both the policies followed by the Labour Government between 1997 and 2008 and the reasons they were adopted in combating the two major problems of ‘healthy living’, alcohol abuse and obesity.

Keywords
Labour party; Blair Government; obesity; alcohol misuse; Great Britain Politics and government 1997-2007; Blair, Tony, 1953- Influence; Labour Party (Great Britain); Health care reform Great Britain 20th century; Health care reform Great Britain 21st century

Journal
Critique Internationale: Volume 43, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date30/04/2009
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2853
PublisherCentre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI) / Presses de Sciences Po
ISSN1290-7839