The End of Parliamentary Socialism: From New Left to New Labour
This trenchant account of the last twenty-five years of the British Labour Party argues that Tony Blair's modernizing tendency was profoundly mistaken in asserting that the only alternative to traditional social democracy and narrow parliamentarianism was an acceptance of neo-liberalism. In blaming the Labour left, rather than the social-democratic right for the party's years in the electoral wilderness, the modernizers rejected the creativity and energy which the party's New Left had mobilized, and without which their own professed aim of democratic renewal was unlikely to be realized. In this new edition, the authors, in collaboration with David Coates, review the debate in light of the Blair government's first three years in office.
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From New Left to New Labour
Origins of the Party Crisis
Articulating a New Socialist Politics
The Limits of Policy
Containment and Marginalisation
The Abandonment of Keynesianism
The Conflict over Party Democracy
Between Agitation and Loyalty
active activists agenda Alternative Economic Strategy Benn's block vote Britain British Callaghan campaign capital cent Clause IV CLPD CLPD's commitment Committee Common Market Conservative constitutional crisis Crosland debate decision defeat delegates democratisation economic policy effect election electoral favour Government's Guardian Healey Ibid important incomes policy industrial strategy intra-party democracy issue Ken Livingstone Keynesian Kinnock Labour Government labour movement Labour MPs Labour new left Labour Party Conference left-wing left's London LPCR majority manifesto membership ment Michael Foot Mikardo Militant ministers Minkin mobilisation modernisers monetarism NEC's Neil Kinnock OMOV organisation Parliament parliamentary leadership parliamentary party party's Peter Mandelson political programme proposals public expenditure public ownership radical reform reselection resolutions right-wing role sector Shadow Cabinet social democratic socialist speech struggle Thatcher Tony Benn Tony Blair trade union union leaders union leadership voters Wilson workers