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The Blair supremacy : a study in the politics of Labour's party management

Author: Lewis Minkin
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lewis Minkin has immense experience of the Labour Party and has acted as adviser to two major internal reviews of the internal party organisation. As the author of two widely acclaimed and original studies on the Labour Party, The Labour Party Conference and The Contentious Alliance, he possesses an unrivalled grasp of the subtleties and nuances of Labour's internal relationships. The Blair Supremacy is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Tony Blair; Tony Blair; Tony Blair; Tony Blair
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Minkin
ISBN: 9780719073793 0719073790 0719073804 9780719073809
OCLC Number: 865158111
Description: xv, 798 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Antecedents 9 --
1 The tradition of party management and the road to destabilisation 11 --
2 Revolt and restoration 42 --
3 Contentious alliance, OMOV and the management of democratic renewal 82 --
Part 2 Forging 'New Labour' management 115 --
4 'New Labour' and the culture of party management 117 --
5 The Leader, the machine and party management 146 --
6 Transforming fundamentals and laying new foundations 176 --
7 Creating 'the Party into Power' project 200 --
8 Managing the changing NEC: partnership and shifting power 229 --
9 Managing policy relations with business and unions 266 --
10 Managing new policy institutions 303 --
11 Managing the party conference 333 --
12 Managing candidate selection 369 --
13 Managing the Parliamentary Labour Parry (PLP) 401 --
14 Employment relations, representation and party management 435 --
Part 3 Crisis and control 461 --
15 The crisis of party management 463 --
16 Distrust, management and the long road to Iraq 503 --
17 New challenges and management on the road to Warwick 557 --
18 Managing for legacy 609 --
Part 4 Appraisal 661 --
19 Summary: analysis and characterisation 661 --
20 Evaluation and perspectives 663 --
21 Epilogue: Brown, management inheritance and new moves to reform 734.
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