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Losing Labour's Soul? New Labour and the Blair Government 1997-2007 by Eric (University of Stirling, UK) Shaw
  

Losing Labour's Soul? New Labour and the Blair Government 1997-2007

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Losing Labour's Soul? New Labour and the Blair Government 1997-2007 by Eric (University of Stirling, UK) Shaw

Based on extensive original research and interviews with a wide variety of key players, this is a compelling assessment of the Labour Party in power. Beginning with a detailed account of the development of New Labour, including the ideological tensions within the party, Eric Shaw provides a sophisticated analysis of the Labour Government during an unprecedented period of power. Offering the most detailed examination yet published of the actual performance of the party in several key social and economic policy areas, Losing Labour's Soul? will be of enormous interest to students of British politics, labour history and party politics.

Reviews

'Shaw has written a rich intellectual history of the party's struggle for credibility in a period of resurgent neo-liberalism and the 'death'
of socialism. This is an authoritative and painstaking analysis of New Labour ideology by one of Labour

's best informed critics.' - John Callaghan, University of Salford, UK 'This is an important and timely book, clearly and perceptively written. Eric Shaw tackles head-on, carefully and objectively, one of the key questions in British politics today. The Labour Party without its soul has no purpose, for it was created to help the poorest. Has Blair removed that soul? If so, can it be regained?' - Francis Beckett, Author and journalist, biographer of four Prime Ministers - Attlee, Macmillan, Blair and Brown 'The book itself is soulful deliverance. The introductory chapter on its own, a perceptive and compelling review of the theoretical literature on new Labour, is worthy of this claim; its lessons could be applied to party systems everywhere in Western democracies. The first two chapters offer discerning accounts of the principals of social democracy. The remaining policy case studies are salvation writ large for political scientists and policy analysts.' - A. F. Johnson, CHOICE magazine'


About the Author

Eric Shaw is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Stirling, UK.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2007

Author

Eric (University of Stirling, UK) Shaw

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
264 pages

Categories

Political parties

ISBN

9780415355001

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