British Labour Party and the Wider World Domestic Politics, Internationalism and Foreign Policy

Heftet / 2012 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781848859715
Publisert
2012
Utgiver
Vendor
I.B. Tauris
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
Sider
288
Vekt
367 gr
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
138 mm
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British Labour Party and the Wider World Domestic Politics, Internationalism and Foreign Policy

Heftet / 2012 / Engelsk
The legacy of Blair and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan continue to loom large for the Labour Party, whether in opposition or in government, giving rise to fierce debates over Labour's attitude and posture towards the wider world. This book considers the idea of Labour's international identity, examining how world events and Labour's response to them have helped to shape ideology, political culture and domestic agendas from the 1920s until the Iraq War. It provides a fascinating and original exploration of Labour both on the world stage and at home - from the influence of the Soviet Union on political thought in the interwar years to the international student revolts of the 1960s, and from media in the 1990s to Kosovo and New Labour Interventionism. This is essential reading for scholars of modern British politics, as well as anyone interested in the motivations and influences behind the Labour Party's actions on the world stage.
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Provides a fascinating and original exploration of Labour both on the world stage and at home - from the influence of the Soviet Union on political thought in the interwar years to the international student revolts of the 1960s, and from media in the 1990s to Kosovo and New Labour Interventionism.
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Introduction (Andrew Thorpe) 1 - A Gentleman at the Foreign Office: influences in shaping Ramsay MacDonald's internationalism in 1924 (John Shepherd) 2 - 'A Commanding Group'? Labour's Advisory Committee on International Questions 1928-31 (Casper Sylvest) 3 - Labour's Political Thought: the Soviet influence in the interwar years (Jonathan Davis) 4 - The Labour Party in the Era of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, 1939-41 (Paul Corthorn) 5 - The Foreign Policy of the Attlee Government, 1945-50 (John Callaghan) 6 - Labour Party Factionalism and West German Rearmament, 1950-4 (Robert Crowcroft) 7 - 'The Challenge of Co-Existence': the Labour Party, affluence and the Cold War, 1951-64 (Richard Tye and Nicholas Lawton) 8 - From 'Danny the Red' to British Student Power: Labour and the international student revolts of the 1960s (David Fowler) 9 - Humanitarian Intervention, the Labour Party and the Press: the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s (Ann Schreiner) 10 - From Clinton to Bush: New Labour, the USA and the Iraq War (Mark Phythian)
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'A major contribution to the literature...the quality of each contribution is consistently excellent. The volume includes established scholars such as John Shepherd and John Callaghan but also younger scholars such as the editors and Robert Crowcroft. In every case, the contributors are writing in authoritative way backed up by pioneering research. The book is extremely timely coming as it does in a period when Labour's foreign policy has been intensely debated in the wake of the Iraq War. The book... is more than a historical study... but also a useful intervention in the political debates of our time.' - Rohan McWilliam, Senior Lecturer in British and American History, Anglia Ruskin University; 'This excellent volume of essays succeeds in raising a number of important historical themes, while providing a clear and concise rationale behind Labour's sometimes contradictory, occasionally inexplicable, interaction with the world - this book makes a valuable contribution towards our understanding of the Labour Party's evolution and will therefore prove an invaluable resource for any researcher, student or general reader, who wishes to expand their understanding of Labour and the wider world.' - The Labour History Review
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Provides a fascinating and original exploration of Labour both on the world stage and at home - from the influence of the Soviet Union on political thought in the interwar years to the international student revolts of the 1960s, and from media in the 1990s to Kosovo and New Labour Interventionism.
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Paul Corthorn is Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen's University, Belfast, having taught previously at the University College, Oxford. He is the author of 'In the Shadow of the Dictators' (I.B.Tauris). Jonathan Davis is Lecturer in Russian and Soviet History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9781848859715
Publisert
2012
Utgiver
Vendor
I.B. Tauris
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
288
Vekt
367 gr
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
138 mm
Se alle