Crosland and New Labour

  • Editors
  • Dick Leonard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. By Way of Introduction

    1. Dick Leonard
      Pages 1-9
  3. After a Generation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. David Lipsey
      Pages 13-17
    3. Raymond Plant
      Pages 19-34
    4. Gordon Brown
      Pages 35-48
    5. Michael Young
      Pages 49-54
  4. Ministerial Record

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Roy Hattersley
      Pages 57-66
    3. Christopher Price
      Pages 67-86
    4. Humphrey Cole
      Pages 87-98
    5. Michael Palliser
      Pages 99-103
  5. Continuing Legacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Brian Brivati
      Pages 107-124
    3. David Reisman
      Pages 125-147
    4. Peter Kellner
      Pages 149-166
    5. Philip Dodd
      Pages 167-177
    6. Tony Wright
      Pages 193-201
    7. Susan Crosland
      Pages 203-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-207

About this book


How much does Tony Blair owe to Anthony Crosland? The author of The Future of Socialism , who died suddenly as Foreign Secretary in 1977, remains the major philosophical inspiration and reference point for the left. To what extent is New Labour fashioned in Crosland's image? What can the Blair government learn from his writings and ministerial achievements? An all-star cast of sixteen authors examine Crosland's legacy in political theory and political practice and point to numerous ways in which his message remains relevant to policy-makers today. The contributors include Gordon Brown, Roy Hattersley, Michael Young, Raymond Plant, David Lipsey, Brian Brivati and Tony Wright. Susan Crosland contributes a moving postscript.


democracy political theory socialism

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