© 2005

After New Labour

Social Theory and Centre-Left Politics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Will Leggett
      Pages 1-10
  3. When Sociology Met Politics: New Labour and the Third Way

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Will Leggett
      Pages 13-33
    3. Will Leggett
      Pages 34-49
  4. The Left Critics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Will Leggett
      Pages 79-92
    3. Will Leggett
      Pages 93-115
  5. After New Labour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Will Leggett
      Pages 119-138
    3. Will Leggett
      Pages 139-164
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-196

About this book


What's Left after New Labour? This timely book assesses the legacy of both the Third Way and its critics. Analysing the relationship between social theory and political strategy, it outlines the basis of a post-New Labour project. This reconnects with the concerns of the Left, while preserving what was important in the Third Way. Collapsing the boundaries between sociology and political science, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in centre-left renewal.


capitalism Marxism political science politics social theory sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

About the authors

WILL LEGGETT is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he researches and teaches in Political Sociology and Social Theory. He is co-editor of The Third Way and Beyond: Criticisms, Futures, Alternatives (2004).

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