The New Labour's Pasts
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BeschreibungWhat are the forces driving Britain's governing party?A lively and engaging analysis of Labour's past, and its impact on the present and the future of the party.
- Highly topical and newsworthy ? with Labour on the defensive people are again asking what the party really stands for
- Spin doctors, focus groups, presidentialism, authoritarialism ? this book gets behind the cliches to reveal what New Labour is really about
- Very little quality coverage of New Labour and even less that covers the history of the Party since 1945
- Publication will follow on the heels of the Party Conference in October
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction: New Labour and its Pasts. I. LABOUR'S AMBIGUOUS LEGACY. II. THE LABOUR PARTY, PLANNING AND GROWTH. III. INTERESTS,CONFLICT AND THE PARTY OF PROGRESS. IV. WILSON, HEATH AND BENN REMAKE THE LABOUR PARTY. V. THE OVERWHELMING BURDEN OF OFFICE, 1974-79. VI. DEFEAT, DIVISIONS AND DEFECTIONS, 1979-1983. VII. LABOUR IN THE SHADOW OF THATCHER, 1983-1987. VIII. 'MODERNISE' AND LOSE 1987-1992. IX. THE FITFUL PROGRESS OF 'NEW LABOUR'. X. 'NEW LABOUR'S' MOMENT. XI. THE NEW LABOUR PROJECT IN PRACTICE. Postscript: Bournemouth 2003.
PortraitJames Cronin is Professor of History at Boston College, USA.
Pressestimmen'New Labour's Pasts is a major contribution to the history of 'new' Labour. Cronin's fine historical research and his well honed historical sensibility are deployed here to excellent effect. He provides an excellent account of the internal history of the Labour Party from the mid sixties as it struggled against the Thatcherite presence in national politics and the internecine struggles within its own ranks. He shows how it was those unhappy experiences forged the programs of 'new' Labour and steeled the determination of those like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to bring it to political victory. This book is a must read for anyone interested in contemporary British politics.' Richard Price, University of Maryland, USA 'lucid, illuminating and well researched...persuasive chronological analysis of Labour since 1945' The Political Quarterly
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 512 Seiten