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13:00 - 14:30 10 October 2012

The Politics of Coalition


Council Room | Rubin Building (link Map)
29–30 Tavistock Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
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Professor Robert Hazell, Director, Founder, Constitution Unit, UCL
Dr Ben Yong, Research Associate, Constitution Unit, UCL

'The Politics of Coalition: How the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Government Works (Hart, 2012)' is the tale of two parties struggling to maintain the first coalition government at Westminster for over 60 years. It tells how the Coalition has fared in the different arenas of the British political system. What have been the challenges they faced in the first 15 months, and how have they managed it?

With the authorisation of Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O’Donnell, Robert Hazell and Ben Yong have interviewed over 140 ministers, MPs, Lords, civil servants, party officials and interest groups about the coalition and what impact coalition government has had upon Westminster and Whitehall.

Chief authors Robert Hazell and Ben Yong will discuss the findings of the book and its implications for the remainder of the government term.


Eimear O’Casey
+44 (0) 20 3108 5060 | Eimear.ocasey@ucl.ac.uk


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