Hugh Bochel

Hugh Bochel is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Lincoln. He has published widely in the fields of social and public policy, including editing ‘The Conservative Party and social policy’


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Welfare policy under New Labour

Views from inside Westminster

Welfare reform is a central part of the modernisation programme adopted by the Labour Government since 1997. This book examines the role of Parliament in the formulation and scrutiny of welfare policy, focusing in particular on how MPs and Peers view their influence on policy.

Policy Press

Making policy in theory and practice

Edited by Hugh Bochel and Sue Duncan

Set in the context of New Labour's emphasis on 'modernisation', and reflecting the growing emphasis on policy making as a skill, this unique book combines both academic and practitioner perspectives to provide critical consideration of contemporary policy-making and highlight examples of good practice at all levels of government.

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The Conservative party and social policy

Edited by Hugh Bochel

A timely consideration of the development and content of the Conservatives' approaches to social policy and how they inform the Coalition's policies.

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The Coalition Government and Social Policy

Restructuring the Welfare State

A wide-range of experts respond to the political and social policy changes made under the UK coalition government (2010-15) and provide a critical assessment of how their policies affected the British welfare state.

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