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Protest and power : the battle for the Labour Party / David Kogan.

Author/Creator:
Kogan, David.
Other Title:
Battle for the Labour Party
Publication:
London : Bloomsbury Reader, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 430 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Corbyn, Jeremy -- Political and social views.
Labour Party (Great Britain) -- History.
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Political and social views.
Politics and government.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, Labour moves further to the left. For the first time since the 1970s, socialism is back on the agenda, and in an historic first, it defines the leadership. But clashes of ideology, tactics and styles have been the story of the Labour Party for the last 70 years and traditional leadership is often thought to fail. Could things be different with Corbyn? The answer lies in examining the party's history from 1979 to the present.0The forty year conflict within Labour is a fascinating story dominated by powerful political operators. Particularly trying times included the 1950s campaigns over nuclear disarmament and in the 1970s and 1980s over the perceived treachery of the Wilson and Callaghan governments, and their attempts to take power through internal changes with periodic challenges to the Labour leadership. Then there were the Blair Brown years and Iraq.0The strategies used to elect Jeremy Corbyn have been used to create a new mass movement on the left that is moving again to control the machinery of the Labour Party. However, the history of the Labour Party shows that groups that are dominant in one political generation do not necessarily cement that dominance. The left learnt this in 1983, New Labour in 2010. 0This book chronicles the battles within the Labour Party, the schisms between idealogues and pragmatistists, and how the fissures within the Labour Party seem destined to keep Labour in opposition.
Contents:
Protest; the rise and fall of the New Left
The counter-revolution
Power; the New Labour revolution
New Labour; the good, the bad and the ugly
The Milibrand Interregnum; between power and protest
The four summers of Jeremy Corbyn; the summer of redemption
The four summers of Jeremy Corbyn; the summer of fun
The four summers of Jeremy Corbyn; the long, hot summer
Brexit and beyond.
Notes:
Includes index.
Companion to David and Maurice Kogan's The battle for the Labour Party (1981), with material based on that work.
ISBN:
1448217288
9781448217281
OCLC:
1050133434
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