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Egalitarian Thought and Labour Politics : Retreating Visions - Nick Ellison

Egalitarian Thought and Labour Politics

Retreating Visions

Hardcover Published: 20th October 1994
ISBN: 9780415069724
Number Of Pages: 328

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In"Egalitarian Thought and Labour Politics" Nicholas Ellison argues that the concept of equality is the cornerstone of the British socialist tradition, and organizing principle of the Labour Party's socialist thought.
This book examines the alternative understandings of equality which have divided the Labour Party since 1930, tracing the origin of the current shift away from concern for social and economic equality to an increasing emphasis on race and gender politics. Nicholas Ellison identifies three competing appraches to equality, each rooted in a particular tradition of thought and a distinct faction of the party, and he examines the struggle between these divergent ideologies in the party's attempt to define its socialist ideals.

Prefacep. ix
Three Visions: Labour and Equality in the 1930sp. 1
War, Post-War and Technocratic Socialismp. 28
The Left after Bevanismp. 52
Keynesian Socialism in the 1950sp. 73
Rethinking Qualitative Socialism?p. 109
Interregnump. 135
Seeking Alternatives: Technocrats and Equality in the 1970sp. 152
Failing to Seek Alternatives: Qualitative Socialists and Keynesians in the 1970sp. 179
Beyond the Three Visions?p. 201
Epiloguep. 218
Notesp. 226
Select Bibliographyp. 285
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780415069724
ISBN-10: 0415069726
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 20th October 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 15.44  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1