First published in 1979. In this important study of Labour Party ideology, the author sought to provoke his readers to a fundamental re-evaluation of the party and of the relationships between the party, Labour ideology and socialist doctrine. What he had to say would have disturbed left and right wings alike within the party, while remaining accessible to students and general readers at all levels who have an interest in the considered analysis of British politics and the concept of ideology.
Preface; 1. Two Dimensions of Labour’s Ideology 2. Labour’s Ethos: The Uses of the Past 3. Labour’s Doctrines: Is Socialism about Equality? 4. Labour’s Doctrines: Socialism without Planning? 5. Socialist Ministers: An Ideological Dilemma 6. Our Rulers’ Natural Party; Appendix; Bibliography; Index
This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.