A convenient fog?: the creation of new Labour 1982–2010

Harmes, Meredith A. (2012) A convenient fog?: the creation of new Labour 1982–2010. In: The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, 2-5 July 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

As with other organizations, political parties undergo continual evolution and reform; the process of reform may be undertaken in order to meet the changing circumstances of national and global economies. At the same time a political party may change so that it can more readily fulfil the needs and expectations of the electorate. The focus of this paper will be the reasons for the deliberate change undertaken by the British Labour Party (BLP) over a number of decades and through diverse electoral fortunes. The period to be investigated in this paper is the years between 1982 and 2010.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 26. © The Contributors and Editors.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 05:00
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 03:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: British politics; political ideology; British Labour Party; reform; manifesto
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940203 Political Systems
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22033

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