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3. Wales, Devolution and Health Policy: Policy Experimentation And Differentiation to Improve Health

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This article considers the extent of, and reasons for, policy differentiation in the post-devolution UK – and in Wales in particular. It concentrates on the development of health policy within a wider social policy context. It argues that the 'Welsh way' is a further redefinition of Welsh democratic socialism, which distances the administration in Cardiff from some of the principles and many of the policy actions of the UK New Labour project. For the First Minister and his colleagues, policy differentiation is rooted in 'socialism with a Welsh stripe': the intention of the project is to provide distinctive policies that are consistent with Welsh Labour values and with an aspiration to improve the lives of all Welsh citizens. Those values, it is argued, stem from a reworking of 'old Labour' values and a sort of quasi-syndicalism. The article concludes by analysing the challenges which such a process presents for the Labour government in Wales.
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Document Type: Miscellaneous

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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  • Contemporary Wales is at the forefront of research into economic, political and social sciences relating to Wales. It contains both academic and practitioner-based articles, annual economic and legal reviews, and book reviews. Its interdisciplinary content drawing on current research on Wales makes the journal essential reading for students and researchers across a range of subject areas, including political and social policy, history, law, media and languages. Contemporary Wales has published articles in English and in Welsh.

    Mae Contemporary Wales wedi’i gyhoeddi’n gan Wasg Prifysgol Cymru fel llwyfan ar gyfer ymchwil blaengar ar Gymru o safbwynt y gwyddorau economaidd, gwleidyddol a chymdeithasol. Mae'n cynnwys cyfuniad o erthyglau gan academyddion ac ymarferwyr, adolygiadau economaidd a chyfreithiol blynyddol, ac adolygiadau o gyhoeddiadau yn y maes. Mae natur rhyngddisgyblaethol y cynnwys sy'n seliedig ar yr ymchwil diweddaraf yn golygu bod y cyfnodolyn yn hanfodol i wleidyddion, gwneuthurwyr polisi, y cyfryngau, gwasanaethau cyhoeddus, llywodraeth leol yn ogystal â fyfyrwyr ac ymchwilwyr mewn ystod eang o feysydd gan gynnwys polisi gwleidyddol a chymdeithasol, hanes, y gyfraith, y cyfryngau a ieithoedd. Mae Contemporary Wales wedi cyhoeddi erthyglau yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg.

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