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The Labour Party and the Struggle for Socialism - David Coates

The Labour Party and the Struggle for Socialism

Paperback Published: 21st April 1975
ISBN: 9780521099394
Number Of Pages: 272

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In the seventies the British political system was in deep and growing crisis. The leading political parties appeared unable to offer effective solutions to the major problems which confronted the electorate and the electorate was consequently increasingly alienated from politicians who promised so much and delivered so little. The gap between promise and performance had been a persistent feature of Labour Party politics in particular and with the revival of radicalism within the Labour Party during the 1970s it was the opportune time to re-examine the record of the party and its potential. David Coates offers an important analysis of the Labour Party during this time and its history. He examines the roots of the Party and its development up to 1945 and analyses the performance of the 1945 51 Attlee Governments in depth. He traces developments within the Party in the 1950s and offers one of the first detailed accounts of the performance in office between 1964 and 1970."

Glossary of abbreviations
The Socialist promise
The early Labour Party
The Labour Governments of 1945-51
The Labour Party in opposition 1951-64
The Labour Governments of 1964-70
The failure of the Socialist promise
The weakness of the Labour Left
The exhaustion of a tradition
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ISBN: 9780521099394
ISBN-10: 0521099390
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st April 1975
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35

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