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Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Stephen Meredith

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This study is concerned with the ‘Old’ Labour right at a critical juncture of social democratic and Labour politics. It attempts to explain the complex transition from so-called ‘Old Right’ to ‘New ... More


Introduction

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book adopts a methodology that attempts to disaggregate conventional interpretations of a monolithic and homogeneous Labour right or revisionist leadership tendency. It concentrates on the ... More


Parliamentary Labour right factionalism and organisational fragmentation in the 1970s

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses the (limitations) of group and factional organisation and activity on the parliamentary Labour right in the 1970s. It also describes the standard conceptual frameworks of ... More


A prelude to secession? The parliamentary Labour right and Europe

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter investigates the differential attitudes and perspectives of European integration on the parliamentary Labour right, and the fault lines and divisions contained therein. Labour Party ... More


The parliamentary Labour right: views and perspectives

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents a broad appraisal of the philosophy, ideas, traditions and dimensions of the parliamentary Labour right. Tony Crosland's major work, The Future of Socialism, offered a political ... More


In Place of Strife? The parliamentary Labour right and the ‘trade union question’

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter investigates the parliamentary Labour right attitudes to industrial relations policy and trade union reform. In Place of Strife: A Policy for Industrial Relations was the first (recent) ... More


Conclusion

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Case studies of key political and policy contexts show some of the detail of the intrinsic ideological and political complexity and divisions of the parliamentary Labour right previously concealed ... More


The ‘frontiers of social democracy’: public expenditure, redistribution and divisions of social democratic political economy

Stephen Meredith

in Labours Old and New: The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and the Roots of New Labour

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073229
eISBN:
9781781701508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073229.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the social democratic political economy and the effect of Anthony Crosland's original revisionist analysis. The role and ideas of Crosland provided an essential reference point ... More


Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Geoff Horn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Reg Prentice remains the most high-profile politician to cross the floor of the House of Commons in the post-war period. His defection was reflective of an important ‘sea change’ in British politics; ... More


Stand up and be counted

Geoff Horn

in Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the dilemmas and difficulties facing the Labour Right ahead of the February 1974 general election. Prentice‘s decision to speak out in favour of a reassertion of Labour‘s ... More


Organizing against Abuse and Exclusion: The Associational Rights of Undocumented Workers

Virginia Mantouvalou

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter considers the associational rights of undocumented migrants. It examines the right to organize as both a labour right and a human right and one that is particularly valuable for ... More


Beyond the World of Textiles

Lawrence W. R. Mills

in Protecting Free Trade: The Hong Kong Paradox, 1947–97

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083985
eISBN:
9789882209084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083985.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines more generally Hong Kong’s trading relations with western countries in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s in the light of its status as a developing economy. It also addresses the ... More


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