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The Changing Labour Party

1st Edition

Edited by Martin J. Smith, Joanna Spear


264 pages

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First published in 1992. In the 1992 General Election the Labour Party presented a substantial changed programme to the electorate. This book presents an analysis of the fundamental changes to Labour policy which occurred during the 1980s. It examines in detail the ideological and political context of the Policy Review undertaken by the Party following its third consecutive electoral defeat in 1987. It also traces changes in Party organisation and analyses Party members’ views of the new policies.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part One; 1. The Labour Party in Opposition Martin J. Smith 2. A Return to Revisionism? The Labour Party’s Policy Review Martin J. Smith 3. Labour’s Renewal Strategy Patrick Seyd and Paul Whiteley 4. Half-Way to Citizenship? The Labour Party and Constitutional Reform David Marquand; Part Two; 5. The Labour Party and Economic Management Andrew Gamble 6. The Labour Party, Small Businesses and Enterprise Chris Guiver 7. The Labour Party, Trade Unions and Industrial Relations Ben Rosamond 8. The Labour Party and Energy Policy Simon Bromley 9. The ‘Greening’ of Labour Neil Carter 10. The Labour Party and the Welfare State Pete Alcock 11. The Labour Party and Women: Policies and Practices Valerie Atkinson and Joanna Spear; Part Three; 12. The European Community Stephen George and Ben Rosamond 13. The Labour Party and Foreign Policy Joanna Spear 14. The Labour Party and the Nuclear Issue Stuart Croft; Part Four: Conclusions; 15. Continuity and Change in Labour Party Policy Martin J. Smith; Notes; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

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.

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HISTORY / General