This important and stimulating book is a thoughtful contribution to the debate about the first steps that needed to be taken to build a socialist society in the cold climate of the 1980s. It covers topics as diverse as concepts of equality and fairness, sex discrimination, economic policy, health and urban policy, pensions, poverty and the economics of the welfare state, defence and internationalism.
1 Introduction John Griffith. 2 A New Start for Labour Howard Glennerster. 3. The Commitment to Equality A B Atkinson. 4 Economic Alternatives for Labour 1984-9. 5 Privatisation and the Social Services Julian Le Grand. 6 Income Maintenance Mike Reddin. 7 Conceptualising Equality for Women Jane Lewis. 8 Industrial Relations Colin Crouch. 9 A Politics of Location Doreen Massey. 10 Race and Immigration Christopoher T Husbands. 11 Nationalism and Internationalism: A Critique of Economic and Defence Policies Michael Mann 12 Provision and Choice in Housing Robert M Power