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The Progressive Century The Future of the Centre-Left in Britain

by Neal Lawson

The Progressive Century The Future of the Centre-Left in Britain Synopsis

Can Labour and the Liberal Democrats redefine politics to make the 21st Century a progressive century? Can the centre-left find a common cause to tackle the alienation from politics, the globalisation of power, the need to modernise public services and the will to face up to the environmental challenges? Will the centre-left unite to change the voting system and win the case for Britain entering the single currency? Will the centre-left give real priority to family life and the tackling of discrimination against women? These are some of the questions that are tackled in this topical and controversial book, which brings together leading politicians, journalists, academics and thinkers. Contributors include Robin Cook, Menzies Campbell, Lord Ashdown, Harriet Harman, Ruth Kelly, Peter Mandelson, Don MacIntyre, Steve Richards, Anna Coote, Polly Toynbee, Matthew Taylor, Kirsty Milne, Don Foster and Chris Huhne.

The Progressive Century The Future of the Centre-Left in Britain Press Reviews

'The progressive forces in Britain have so far completely failed to articulate the kind of clear interlocking set of ideas which underpinned that Thatcherite revolution of the 1980's. This book, full of new ideas and new thinking, provides the first serious attempt to make good that deficiency.' - Lord Ashdown 'Winning a second term will be an historic achievement for Labour. But what matters to the people is what we do with that second term and beyond. This book provides a valuable starting point in getting that right.' - Patricia Hewitt MP 'This book will make all of us on the centre-left think hard about how we can forge strong progressive politics for Britain. New ideas are at the heart of this and policies to promote choice for families are rightly given prominence in the new politics that The Progressive Century promotes.' - Ruth Kelly MP 'All credit to the editors, Neal Lawson and Neil Sherlock, for this enterprising and useful book...full of thought-provoking essays.' - Stephen Pollard, New Statesman

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333949627
Publication date: 14th June 2001
Author: Neal Lawson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 241 pages
Categories: Political ideologies,

About Neal Lawson

RT. HON. SIR PADDY ASHDOWN KBE Member of Parliament MING CAMPBELL Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Defence PHILIP COLLINS Director, Social Market Foundation ROBIN COOK Foreign Secretary ANNA COOTE Director, Public Health Programme, King's Fund, London DAVID COWLING Political Analyst PHILIP DODD Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts DON FOSTER Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Bath PAM GIDDY Director of Charter 88 OLLY GRENDER Public Affairs Consultant HARRIET HARMAN Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham CHRIS HUHNE Member of the European Parliament WILL HUTTON Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Society RUTH KELLY Member of Parliament for ...

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