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The strange death of Labour Scotland

Author: Gerry Hassan; Eric Shaw
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"After being the leading party in Scotland for 50 years, Labour was shocked to lose an election and office to the SNP in the 2007 Scottish Parliamentary elections, and thunderstruck when the SNP won a majority government in the same elections in 2011. This book analyses the last 30 years of Scottish Labour, from the arrival of Thatcherism in 1979 right up to the results of the 2010 Westminster elections and 2011  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerry Hassan; Eric Shaw
ISBN: 9780748640010 0748640010 9780748640027 0748640029 0748655557 9780748655557
OCLC Number: 762989811
Description: x, 358 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: The context of Scottish Labour: the opposition years. Part 2: The context of Scottish Labour: devolution days. Part 3: Scottish Labour in power. Part 4: Dynamics of Scottish Labour.
Responsibility: Gerry Hassan and Eric Shaw.

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Analyses the last thirty years of Scottish Labour, from the arrival of Thatcherism in 1979 to the aftermath of the party's defeat in the 2007  Read more...

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'In this significant book, two scholars with a deep understanding of the Labour Party have explored the 'myth of Labour Scotland'. By 'myth' the authors capture the very real strength of Labour in Read more...

 
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