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Managing the party conference

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Blair’s first conference as Leader in 1994 had been less of a voting triumph than the skilful spin suggested. In 1995, multitasking of managerial organisation, conducted like a military operation, ... More


Employment relations, representation and party management

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter deepens the investigation of relations between Labour’s leadership, business and the unions (covered in Chapter 9) and also adds to the investigation of management of the PLP (covered in ... More


The crisis of party management

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the extraordinary sense of crisis that arose around 2000-1 as awareness grew of ‘New Labour’ politics losing public support. Special attention is paid to some of the mistaken ... More


New challenges and management on the road to Warwick

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Management of the reaction to the way that the Iraq invasion was authorised, coupled with management of deepening party divisions over domestic policy, provide the major focus of this chapter. Blair ... More


Evaluation and perspectives

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter evaluates Blair’s form of management in relation to the goals covered in Chapter 4 and a realist’s view of its controlling organisational successes. It is argued here that these ... More


The tradition of party management and the road to destabilisation

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This historical chapter shows the traditional form and character of party management which had been closely linked to supportive union values and role. Though apparently in a pre-eminent position ... More


Transforming fundamentals and laying new foundations

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is focused on the attempt to manage change in fundamentals and foundations of the party; the centrepiece was the reform of Clause IV of Labour’s constitution and removal of its ... More


Managing the changing NEC: partnership and shifting power

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Management of the party’s governing NEC involved a heavy cultural blitz which emphasised the need to avoid the past damage said to have been caused by the NEC. In its organisational role, examined in ... More


The United Kingdom

Athanasios Psygkas

in From the Democratic Deficit to a Democratic Surplus: Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190632762
eISBN:
9780190632793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632762.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The influence of EU law on the United Kingdom was different from that in France and Greece. The United Kingdom had been at the forefront of the privatization revolution, and the British regulators ... More


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