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Political Economy and the Labour Party : The Economics of Democratic Socialism 1884-2005 - Noel Thompson

Political Economy and the Labour Party

The Economics of Democratic Socialism 1884-2005

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Published: 16th March 2006
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This book is an excellent introduction to the ideas and arguments that have guided Labor's economic thinking from 1884 until the present day, and the influence these ideas have exerted over the formulation of economic policy. It provides clear and concise summaries of leading thinkers and schools, and clearly brings out the diverse nature of the economic thought that has characterized the Labour party.
This significantly revised edition brings the book up to the present day and provides a much needed analysis of the Blair government. It explores how the early thinking of the 1990s has been applied in government and, in addition to providing a more developed historical contextualization of ideas and thinkers, the new edition includes:
* A new introduction discussing the emergence of the Labor Party and the disparate elements of which it is comprised
* A chapter discussing the intellectual antecedents of, and influences on, New Labor. It also explores the impact of globalization and the shifting Labor position on the EU
* A chapter examining the ideological trajectory of New Labor and where its political economy now lies on the political spectrum. It also discusses Britain's economic performance since 1997
* A new conclusion discussing the themes that have guided and informed economic thinking within the labor party and also the methodologies and emphases that have characterized democratic socialist political economies in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
The book will be of great interest to students and scholars studying British politics, British history, economic and political thought.

Preface
Introduction
1884-1929
Marxism, State Socialism and Anarcho-Communism
Fabian Socialism
Guild Socialism
Liberal Socialism
Ethical Socialism
The Political Economy of Ramsay MacDonald and Philip Snowden
The Economic Literature of the Labour Party, 1918-2?
1929-45
Labour in Office, 1929-31
The Stabilisation and Management of Capitalism
Building a Socialist Econom?
1945-70
Theory into Practice, 1945-51
Socialism in an Age of Affluence
Party Thought and Party Polic?
1970-Present
Rethinking Socialism: Left-Wing Revisionism in the 1970s
Liberal Socialism Revised: the 1970s
The Alternative Economic Strategy and After
Liberal Socialism Rejuvenated: the 1980s
Supply-Side Socialism: the 1990s
From Stakeholderism to the Third Way
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ISBN: 9780415328807
ISBN-10: 0415328802
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 16th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition