The International context : end of an era

Callaghan, JT ORCID: 2017, 'The International context : end of an era' , in: Labour and the Left in the 1980s , Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 132-149.

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The 1980s was in many ways the most creative, exciting era for the left in decades. It has had an impact on British politics and culture ever since. Many of its once trail-blazing radical ideas are the now mainstream consensus; especially around issues of equality, inclusion and diversity. Internationally, however, most ways of measuring the strength of Left parties showed them to be weakening. British Labour was confined to Opposition for the entire decade and the dominant trends in the party engaged in continuous policy revision. The international context reinforced the prevailing view that most of what had been taken for granted in social democracy was now redundant.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Davis, J and McWilliam, R
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526106438
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Depositing User: T Callaghan
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 15:20
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 22:14

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