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The Labour Party

Continuity and Change in the Making of ‘New’ Labour

  • Authors


    • A major and broad ranging new assessment of the British Labour Party today and of its historical evolution
    • Shows that 'New' Labour is less new than both its protagonists and critics have argued drawing attention to both the continuities and changes in policy, organisation and ideology

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Steven Fielding
    Pages 1-17
  3. Steven Fielding
    Pages 18-37
  4. Steven Fielding
    Pages 38-56
  5. Steven Fielding
    Pages 116-144
  6. Steven Fielding
    Pages 145-176
  7. Steven Fielding
    Pages 177-205
  8. Steven Fielding
    Pages 206-217
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 218-247

About this book


The Blair government is much less novel and distinctive than has been assumed by most commentators who have, Steven Fielding argues, taken too much of its rhetoric at face value. Setting recent developments in a broader historical context, this major new text on the British Labour Party provides a balanced account of its present state and how it got there. The Labour Party is forever changing - though generally within long-established parameters. 'New' Labour is but the latest example of this process.


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About the authors

STEVEN FIELDING is Professor of Contemporary Politics, University of Salford.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Labour Party
  • Book Subtitle Continuity and Change in the Making of ‘New’ Labour
  • Authors Steven Fielding
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-97392-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-97393-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-4044-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics British Politics
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