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Global statesman : how Gordon Brown took New Labour to the world / David M. Webber.

Author/Creator:
Webber, David M., author.
Publication:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017] , ©2017
Format/Description:
Book
x, 286 pages : 1 illustration ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1997-2007.
Great Britain -- Economic policy -- 1997-
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 2007-
Great Britain.
Brown, Gordon, 1951-
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Brown, Gordon, 1951-
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Economic policy
Politics and government.
Summary:
Global Statesman revisits Gordon Brown's decade as the New Labour Chancellor and his crucial but neglected attempts to eliminate global poverty. From DFID to Brown's own faith and social philosophy, Webber explores, problematises and critiques Brown's policies on overseas aid, Third-World debt and addressing HIV/AIDS. Drawing on nearly two decades' worth of primary research, including an extensive and exhaustive survey of speeches and policy statements made by Gordon Brown both prior to and throughout his time in government, David Webber provides a body of evidence currently absent from the New Labour/UK politics literature. Discover the level of influence that Brown was able to wield in international financial institutions such as the World Bank and IMF; Ed Balls' influence on Brown from the early 1990s; and the revelatory finding that Brown's famous 'surprise' decision to hand over monetary policy to the Bank of England was, in fact, made at least four years before New Labour even came to power.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-272) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
9781474423564
1474423566
OCLC:
988299118
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