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The Labour Party Since 1979 : Crisis and Transformation - Eric Shaw

The Labour Party Since 1979

Crisis and Transformation

By: Eric Shaw

Paperback Published: 15th September 1994
ISBN: 9780415056151
Number Of Pages: 280

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When Neil Kinnock assumed leadership of the Labour Party in 1983, he inherited a divided organization, saddled with an array of unpopular left-wing policies. When he resigned in 1992, Labour was a radically different party, tightly organized and committed to working within the frame-work of a privately-owned market economy.The Labour Party Since 1979narrates the Labour Party's struggle to survive during its turbulent years in opposition. It charts the internal strife of the 1980s, the transformation of Labour's structure, the strategies of Neil Kinnock, and the party's rise to a position at the brink of power in 1992. Eric Shaw presents the first systematic analysis of the evolution and modernization of the Labour Party during the 1980s and up to the present day. He looks at how and why the shift to the political middle ground occurred, analyzing such key events as the miners' strike and the 1987 Policy Review. He argues that the disavowal of kew social democratic policieshas rendered Labour bereft of clear purpose and that its drive for moderation is a flawed and ill-thought out effort to seize electoral power.

Labour's Multiple Crisis 1979-1983
Transition: Organisational and Policy Change 1983-1987
Labour's Campaign and Communications Strategy 1983-1987
A Paler Shade of Pink: The Policy Review
Organisational Moderni sation
Labour's Campaign and Communications Strategy 1987-1992
The Determinants of Party Transformation
Assessing Labour's Campaigning and Communications Strategy
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ISBN: 9780415056151
ISBN-10: 0415056152
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 15th September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1