The Republic of the Suburbs
The ferocity of the ideological and social conflict between Left and Right in the 1970s – engaged as they were over the direction Britain should take to travel out of the economic stagnation in which she was mired – has masked some underlying similarities. Both sides were so polarized in the conflict that they regarded each other as deadly enemies, yet the consensus politics that emerged in the 1990s with regard to the market and citizenship bore the imprint of the New Left as much as of the Right.
KeywordsCivic Virtue Public Ownership Labour Party Participatory Democracy Republican Politics
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