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The Trade Unions and the Labour Party

1st Edition

By Andrew Taylor


332 pages

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First published in 1987. This book considers the Trade Unions-Labour Party relationship. It traces developments over the 1970s and early 1980s, and analyses the debate between those who argue for the Unions to take a more prominent lead within the Party and those who are against this. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of politics and history.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Genesis of the Social Contract 2. Inflation, Sterling and the Social Contract 3. The Inevitability of Divergence 4. Stagnation and Fragmentation, 1979-1983 5. The Politics of New Realism 6. Loose Connections? 7. Voters, Policy and the Unions; Conclusions; Select Bibliography; Index

About the Author

After reading Politics and Modern History at the University of Manchester (1972-75) Andrew Taylor undertook postgraduate research and was awarded my PhD from the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield in 1982. The dissertation examined the politics of the Yorkshire Area (NUM) between 1944 and 1974. He was appointed as a lecturer in politics at the then Huddersfield Polytechnic, later the University of Huddersfield, where he was successively senior lecturer, principal lecturer and then professor. Taylor joined the department at Sheffield in January 2000 as Reader and in September 2004 was awarded a personal chair.

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General