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The Battle of Ideas in the Labour Party

From Attlee to Corbyn and Brexit

By Dimitri Batrouni

Published

22 Apr 2020

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529205060

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

22 Apr 2020

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

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    From Attlee to the birth of New Labour, and the advent of Corbynism, this book gives a lively account of the ideological developments and dramas in the Labour Party in recent decades.

    Batrouni delves into the totemic battles between hard and soft left, examining the destructive and creative elements of key periods of Labour’s ideological exhaustion and ideational confusion.

    Providing powerful insights from interviews with some of the most influential thinkers, advisors and MPs in the party, he goes on to examine the phenomenal emergence of Corbynism, the impact of Brexit and what lies ahead for the party.

    “Labour party politics have been a rollercoaster over past decades. Batrouni offers an indispensable guide to this journey. Accessibly written and packed with insights and measured analysis, this is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand Labour’s present situation.” Mark Wickham-Jones, University of Bristol

    Introduction

    The Battle of Ideas in the Labour Party, 1945– 92

    The Rise of New Labour: Electoral Concerns Trump Ideology

    Bridging the Divide: Ed Miliband and Ideas

    Pre-distribution

    Corbynism: The Left’s Resurgence

    Corbynism: Brexit and Globalization