The Labour Party in Post-war Britain, Paperback / softback Book

The Labour Party in Post-war Britain Paperback / softback

Part of the British Politics and Society series



This book analyses the Labour party's evolution over the course of post-war history, identifying and probing major changes in the party's doctrine, strategy and ethos.

It focuses on how Labour has interpreted and responded to economic and social change at decisive `turning-points' in post-war history.

It aims to break out of conventional narrative accounts of Labour history, focusing on decisive points of transformational change in the party's development.

It raises a perennial concern of present-day debate, namely whether Labour is a party capable of transforming the ideological weather, shaping a new paradigm in British politics, or whether it is a party that should be content to govern with parameters set by its Conservative opponents.

The aim throughout is to focus on the role of ideas in driving first, second, and third order change within parties, adopting Peter Hall's model of `paradigm shifts'.

This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of British Politics, political parties, British political party history, Labour Party history and contemporary history.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9781138817890



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