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Labour's thinkers : the intellectual roots of labour from Tawney to Gordon Brown

Author: Matt Beech; Kevin Hickson
Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies, 2007.
Series: International library of political studies, 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Labour's Thinkers seeks to examine the key ideas emphasised by the twelve individuals whom the authors judge to have made the most significant development to the political thought of the Labour Party since the 1930s. Hickson and Beech argue the Labour Party is a party of values but often not of ideas. The number of people involved in the serious discussion of ideas in the Labour Party is relatively small and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beech, Matt.
Labour's thinkers.
London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies, 2007
(OCoLC)137776356
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Beech; Kevin Hickson
ISBN: 9781435615830 1435615832 1845112083 9781845112080
OCLC Number: 184748916
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (323 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: International library of political studies, 13.
Responsibility: Matt Beech and Kevin Hickson.

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Labour's Thinkers seeks to examine the key ideas emphasised by the twelve individuals whom the authors judge to have made the most significant development to the political thought of the Labour Party since the 1930s. Hickson and Beech argue the Labour Party is a party of values but often not of ideas. The number of people involved in the serious discussion of ideas in the Labour Party is relatively small and intellectuals are often viewed with suspicion in what is, or was, a party set up torepresent the interests of the working classes. The formulation and development of ideas are therefore crucial to understanding the outcomes of the Labour Party's internal struggles and the basis of the party's appeal. Labour's Thinkers highlights influential and at times controversial figures involved in the battle of socialist ideas in the Labour Party, exploring concepts such as equality, liberty, community, power, the state, ownership and patriotism.

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