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The Crosland legacy : the future of British social democracy.

Author: Patrick Diamond
Publisher: Policy Press, 2016.
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Patrick Diamond considers a wide range of Anthony Crosland's writings, relating his ideas to ideological debates taking place within today's Labour Party on egalitarian social democracy, electoral strategy, the European question, and the importance of progressive liberalism on the British centreleft.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Diamond, Patrick.
Crosland legacy : The future of British social democracy.
: Policy Press, ©2016
Named Person: Anthony Crosland; Anthony Crosland
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Diamond
ISBN: 9781447324744 1447324749
OCLC Number: 953660100
Description: 1 online resource (440 pages)
Contents: THE CROSLAND LEGACY; Contents; About the author; Preface; 1. Introduction: Crosland's Legacy; Introduction; Croslandite social democracy and the role of ideas; Labour in the post-war years; Crosland and where Labour goes next; The structure of this book; Conclusion; 2. Crosland: the socialist theoretician as hero; Introduction; Crosland: his life and career; Crosland's ministerial experience; Crosland as socialist theoretician; Crosland: his influence and appeal; Crosland as enlightenment rationalist; Conclusion; 3. Egalitarian social democracy: 'Is equality of opportunity enough?' Introduction: Crosland's legacy and egalitarian social democracyEquality and the Attlee governments; Crosland's view of equality; Crosland, equality of opportunity and social mobility; The critique of Croslandite egalitarianism; Crosland, equality and New Labour; Crosland's egalitarian legacy; Conclusion; 4. Crosland and liberal progressivism: the politics of 'conscience and reform'; Introduction: Crosland's legacy and progressive liberalism; Crosland's liberal progressivism; Clause 4 socialism; Crosland and the Webbs' socialism; Crosland and the New Liberalism. Crosland and liberal social democracyThe Left and British liberalism; Conclusion; 5. America and Europe in post-war social democracy; Introduction: Crosland's legacy, Europe and America; Crosland's admiration for America; Crosland and European social democracy; Britain's role in Europe; Conclusion; 6. Crosland's electoral strategy: 'Can Labour win?'; Introduction: Crosland's legacy as revisionist political strategist; The 1959 general election defeat; The battle for organisational ascendancy; Labour's 'forces of conservatism'; Crosland's revisionism; Crosland and the rise of the New Left. Labour and the politics of classLabour: a divided party?; Labour's revisionism today; Conclusion; 7. Crosland and Labour party modernisation: from Kinnock to Blair; Introduction; Crosland's influence since 1979; Labour after Crosland: from 'New' to 'Blue' to 'One Nation' Labour; Conclusion; 8. The future of social democracy and the British Left; Introduction; Challenges for the next decade; Where next for Labour?; The central tasks of British social democracy; The stakeholder society; Conclusion ; 9. Conclusion: a future for socialism?; Introduction; Croslandism: a critique. Crosland in retrospectRevisionism: hope betrayed?; Summary; References; Notes; Index.

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