The Political Economy of New Labour: Labouring Under False Pretences?

The Political Economy of New Labour Labouring Under False Pretences This work provides a systematic assessment and evaluation of the modernization of the British Labour Party in light of its landslide victory in It also represents an attempt to locate Labour s mo

  • Title: The Political Economy of New Labour: Labouring Under False Pretences?
  • Author: Colin Hay
  • ISBN: 9780719054822
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • This work provides a systematic assessment and evaluation of the modernization of the British Labour Party in light of its landslide victory in 1997 It also represents an attempt to locate Labour s modernization in terms of the distincitive political economy of contemporary British capitalism and the impact of globalization, the evolution and transformation of the BritishThis work provides a systematic assessment and evaluation of the modernization of the British Labour Party in light of its landslide victory in 1997 It also represents an attempt to locate Labour s modernization in terms of the distincitive political economy of contemporary British capitalism and the impact of globalization, the evolution and transformation of the British State in the post war period, the legacy of Thatcherism, and the specifics of electoral strategy and competition in contemporary Britain.

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    1. The Political Economy of New Labour: Labouring Under False Pretences? offers an excellent theoretical analysis of the Labour Party and the "modernisation" strategy that it embarked on in the latter half of the 1980s and early 1990s. Colin Hay meticulously examines the origins of the party's efforts to return to power after a series of damaging electoral defeats, and he does so by mapping out the widespread changes made by Neil Kinnock, John Smith and, finally, Tony Blair, the latter of whom comp [...]

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