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Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

1st Edition

Various
November 23, 2018

This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the...

Labour in London: A Study in Municipal Achievement

Labour in London: A Study in Municipal Achievement

1st Edition

Brian Barker
November 23, 2018

First published in 1946. This title is a clear and concise account of the march of Labour to the control of the London County Council and its work at County Hall in the 1940s. This study explores the rise of the Labour Party in London and the changes and progress in health, education, and social...

Labour's Utopias: Bolshevism, Fabianism, Social Democracy

Labour's Utopias: Bolshevism, Fabianism, Social Democracy

1st Edition

Peter Beilharz
November 23, 2018

First published in 1992. The collapse of communist rule in Eastern Europe has led to a widespread view that socialism is a dead, or at least dying, force. Labour’s Utopias argues that this assumption is based on the popular conception that socialism’s various traditions are simply different means...

Labour into the Eighties

Labour into the Eighties

1st Edition

David S. Bell
November 23, 2018

First published in 1980. This book covers areas of policy interest viewed from a social democratic perspective and each chapter takes a specific issue which would have been of concern to Labour in the 1980s, including some of the more controversial areas. The study reviews various problem areas and...

Trade Unions and the Labour Party since 1945

Trade Unions and the Labour Party since 1945

1st Edition

Martin Harrison
November 23, 2018

First published in 1960. This title is a study of one of the most controversial alliances in British political history. The ‘wage freeze’, Bevanism, the block vote, nuclear disarmament: these are only a few of the points at which the unions’ activities within the Labour Party had roused hot debate....

The French Workers' Movement: Economic Crisis and Political Change

The French Workers' Movement: Economic Crisis and Political Change

1st Edition

Mark Kesselman
November 23, 2018

First published in 1984. This volume brings together many of the foremost French and North American specialists on the French working class movement. Although they differ substantially in their theoretical and ideological orientation, they share a left perspective. Their original essays provide a...

Protest or Power?: A Study of the Labour Party

Protest or Power?: A Study of the Labour Party

1st Edition

Margaret Stewart
November 23, 2018

First published in 1974. This book examines the mechanism of the Labour Party, its conference, the National Executive, constituency parties, the workings of Transport House, the Parliamentary party and that highly charged aspect of left-wing affairs, party relations with the trade unions. There is...

The Trade Unions and the Labour Party

The Trade Unions and the Labour Party

1st Edition

Andrew Taylor
November 23, 2018

First published in 1987. This book considers the Trade Unions-Labour Party relationship. It traces developments over the 1970s and early 1980s, and analyses the debate between those who argue for the Unions to take a more prominent lead within the Party and those who are against this. This title...

The Labour Party and Whitehall

The Labour Party and Whitehall

1st Edition

Kevin Theakston
November 23, 2018

First published in 1992. In this lively and controversial book, Kevin Theakston examines the Yes, Minister-style argument popularised by Tony Benn and Richard Crossman that the civil service obstructs Labour government policies. He argues that in fact the Labour party’s problems and failures in...

Labour Relations and Political Change in Eastern Europe: A Comparative Perspective

Labour Relations and Political Change in Eastern Europe: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

John Thirkell, Richard Scase, Sarah Vickerstaff
November 23, 2018

First published in 1995. This volume offers a comparative perspective on labour relations and political change in eastern Europe within a common theoretical and empirical framework. Its coverage includes Bulgaria, and Czech and Slovak republics, Hungary, Poland, and Russia. Particular attention is...

Reconstruction, Affluence and Labour Politics: Coventry, 1945-1960

Reconstruction, Affluence and Labour Politics: Coventry, 1945-1960

1st Edition

Nick Tiratsoo
November 23, 2018

First published in 1990. Of all British cities, it is perhaps Coventry which has come to symbolise best the country's experience of World War II and the post-war period. An important engineering centre, Coventry immediately found itself geared up to produce armaments, a specialisation which...

The Labour Party in Crisis

The Labour Party in Crisis

1st Edition

Paul Whiteley
November 23, 2018

First published in 1983. This study draws upon empirical findings on party activists, members and voters. It examines the origins and nature of Labour’s crisis in the 1980s, showing how the split leading to the formation of the SDP was merely a manifestation of deeply rooted problems which went...

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