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The Labour Party’s Political Thought

A History

  • Authors
  • Geoffrey Foote

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Labourism and the Labour Party

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 3-16
  3. The Formation of British Socialism

  4. The Formation of Corporate Socialism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-83
    2. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 84-99
    3. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 100-122
    4. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 123-143
    5. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 144-182
  5. The Revisionist Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-185
    2. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 186-200
    3. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 201-228
    4. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 229-255
  6. The Challenge of the Left

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-259
    2. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 260-278
    3. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 279-296
    4. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 297-323
    5. Geoffrey Foote
      Pages 324-348
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 349-387

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a synoptic and accessible history of the development of political ideas within the Labour Party. It traces the complex relationship between power and political thought and illustrates how Labour's political ideas have been shaped and formed by the Labour Party's political experience. It presents 'labourism' or trade union politics as a clear theory and stresses its importance in understanding the different phases in the party's history, arguing that it constitutes the bedrock of the party's thought and that its crisis has caused the recent changes in party ideology.

Keywords

Political Thought politics socialism

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