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.
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
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.