Building New Labour: The Politics of Party Organisation
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Building New Labour: The Politics of Party Organisation

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ISBN-13:
9781403939937
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2005
Seiten:
323
Autor:
M. Russell
Gewicht:
526 g
Format:
225x141x23 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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Introduction The Context for Reform Selecting Candidates and Leaders: the Battle for One Member One Vote Selection under Blair: the Fall and Rise of One Member One Vote The Quiet Revolution: Women in the Party Making Policy The National Executive Committee Annual Conference Reform Frustrated: The Grassroots Change and the Illusion of Change Democracy and Power in 'New' Labour Timeline Glossary Bibliography Index
'New' Labour was defined in part by wide-ranging reforms to the party's internal democracy. These included changes to how candidates and leaders are selected, changes to policy making processes, and a programme of 'quotas' that transformed women's representation in the party. In the first book to analyse all these reforms in depth Meg Russell asks what motivated them, to what extent they were driven by leaders or members, and what they can teach us both about party organisational change and the nature of power relations in the Labour Party today.