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The Socialist Way [electronic resource]: Social Democracy in Contemporary Britain

edited by Roy Hattersley and Kevin Hickson
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Language
English
Variant Title
Social democracy in contemporary Britain
ISBN
9781780765808 (pbk.), 1780765800 (pbk.)
Summary
"In 2010, the Labour Party of Great Britain suffered its worst General Election defeat since the 1930s (with one exception), bringing to an end thirteen years of New Labour government. Since then, the debate over both the legacy of New Labour and the future direction of the party has been widespread, yet so far there has been little consideration from a social democratic perspective. The chapters in this book cover a wide range of issues and provide new perspectives in the areas of economic, social and foreign policy with a central focus on the defense of the state. The chapters on the economy put forward a strategy for economic growth through industrial democracy and collective ownership, whilst in terms of social policy a more radical agenda than New Labour's is advocated, underpinned by stronger notions of social justice, equality and welfare rights. In the context of growing nationalist sentiments and calls for Scottish independence, this book sets out the importance of central state activity, the promotion of a public service ethos and civil liberties and a social democratic approach to the increasingly important issue of national identity. Finally, it sets out an alternative agenda on foreign and defense policy including the promotion of international development and human rights and a reformed Europe. Containing high-profile contributions from journalists, academics, policy-makers and think tanks, The Socialist Way provides new directions for electoral success and argues that there is not a trade-off between power and principle."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • Introduction / Kevin Hickson and Pete Redford.
  • Part 1: A social democratic economy. Keynes versus household economics / William Keegan ; Equality and economic stability / Stewart Lansley ; From UK plc to Co-op UK: Transforming the private sector / Bill Kerry ; The environment: From unrestrained markets to a green economy / Michael Meacher MP ; Social democracy, industrial democracy and responsible capitalism / David Coats.
  • Part 2: A social democratic society. The importance of equality / Ruth Lister ; Better together: A new vision for all children / Lisa Nandy MP ; A one nation approach to health and social care / Andy Burnham MP ; Public sector reform and social democracy / Raymond Plant ; Where next for socialist social policy? / Robert M. Page.
  • Part 3: A social democratic state. In praise of centralism / David Walker ; A democratic socialist case for the union / David S. Moon ; Local government / Simon Slater ; Social democracy and the progressive tradition / Andrew Vincent ; Law and order: The challenge for labour / Helena Kennedy.
  • Part 4: Socialist internationalism. An ethical foreign policy? / Peter Kilfoyle ; A progressive internationalist answer to a perfect storm / Peter Hain MP ; A socialist and democratic progressive vision for Europe: The economic challenge / Arlene McCarthy MEP.
  • Part 5: WInning the argument. Winning again: Forging a new electoral strategy for labour / Paul Hunter ; Communicating social democracy: Making it real / Helen Goodman MP ; The progressive national state 202 / John Denham MP ; One nation labour and the future of social democracy / Andrew Harrop.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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