The Crosland Legacy: The future of British social democracy

Policy Press
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Anthony Crosland bequeathed a significant intellectual legacy to the Labour Party including his celebrated treatise The Future of Socialism published sixty years ago. In this timely book, Patrick Diamond argues that Crosland continues to serve as a vital reference point for today’s Labour Party. He considers a wide range of Crosland’s writings on the economy and politics, relating his ideas to ideological debates taking place within the Labour Party about egalitarian social democracy, electoral strategy, the European question, and the importance of progressive liberalism on the British centre-left. This is the first substantial work to fully consider Crosland’s legacy for British social democracy. Written in a clear and persuasive way, it will appeal to a broad audience of?thinkers and activists with an interest in the history of?the?Labour Party and the British Left.
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Patrick Diamond spent ten years in various roles at the heart of British government, including Head of Policy Planning and Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister, Group Director of Strategy, Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Special Adviser to the Cabinet Office. He is now Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, Executive Chair of Policy Network and was Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He writes extensively for numerous UK and European newspapers, publications and other media outlets.
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Policy Press
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Published on
Jul 20, 2016
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Pages
440
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ISBN
9781447324751
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Political Process / Political Parties
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
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