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The Political Economy of New Labour - Colin May

The Political Economy of New Labour

By: Colin May

Paperback Published: 3rd June 1999
ISBN: 9780719054822
Number Of Pages: 242

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The Political Economy of New Labour provides one of the first systematic assessments and accessible evaluations of the modernization of the British Labour Party in the light of its landslide electoral victory in 1997. It also represents a rare attempt to locate Labour’s modernization in terms of the distinctive political economy of contemporary British capitalism and the impact of globalization, the evolution and transformation of the British State in the post-war period, the legacy of Thatcherism, and the specifics of electoral strategy and competition in contemporary Britain. In doing so, it provides a genuinely interdisciplinary account and analysis of Labour’s modernization and the strategic terrain within which this has been played out, as well as an assessment of the strategic alternatives available to a New Labour administration in an era of globalization, and an evaluation of the prospects for a decisive break with the Thatcher-Major legacy.

Contextualizing novelty - the legacy of Thatcherism, the prospect of globalization; Labour's Thatcherite revisionism - the policy review process and "the politics of catch-up"; on New Labour's ups and (Anthony) downs; that was then, this is now - the politics of conspicuous convergence; studiously courting capital - the economic politics of accommodation; labouring under false pretences? - dedication, industrial capacity and indigenous investment.

ISBN: 9780719054822
ISBN-10: 0719054826
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 3rd June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.89  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.33