Category: Political Parties

  • Download E-books Modernising the Labour Party: Organisational Change since 1983 PDF

    Few events have passed through such accomplished organizational switch because the Labour occasion considering 1983. Labour's association as soon as institutionalised the political alternate among office-seeking politicians and the party's policy-seeking exchange union paymasters. utilizing available rational selection versions, Thomas Quinn explores how consecutive election defeats triggered occasion leaders to modernize this constitution to regain electorate' belief, lowering union impression in policymaking, parliamentary candidate choice and management contests. the cost could be a centralized get together liable to club go out and union investment cuts.
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  • Download E-books The Labour Party and Taxation: Party Identity and Political Purpose in Twentieth-Century Britain PDF

    This can be a political heritage of Labour's use of the tax approach from 1906 to 1979; an epilogue brings the tale as much as the current, surveying New Labour's tax rules and dilemmas. Richard Whiting's lucid and readable examine examines how Labour used taxation to extra its political goals: to fund welfare, deal with the financial system, advertise equity and accomplish better equality. This research sheds new gentle on Labour's heritage, and is a precious contribution to knowing either the tax constitution and the politics of twentieth-century Britain extra regularly.
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  • Download E-books The Party: The Socialist Workers Party 1960-1988. VOLUME 2: INTERREGNUM, DECLINE AND COLLAPSE, 1973-1988 PDF

    Among 1960 and 1988 Barry Sheppard labored on the middle of the Socialist employees celebration. The SWP performed an important function in revolutionary struggles within the united states and the realm socialist association, the Fourth foreign. the 1st quantity of this paintings coated the interval 1960 to 1973, "The Sixties." That used to be a interval of mass radicalization within the united states and lots more and plenty of the realm. strolling wooden traces for Black civil rights, aiding to prepare the anti-Vietnam conflict move, interviewing Malcolm X, assembly with US infantrymen in Vietnam, protecting the Cuban Revolution, participating with socialists all over the world together with in Australia, Belgium, Britain, France, India and Japan - Barry Sheppard was once immersed in those turbulent times.  This moment quantity of his political memoir covers 1973 to 1988. those years observed the retreat of the radicalization of "The Sixties." besides the fact that, the SWP persevered to develop and be serious about mass struggles within the US and across the world, and grew right into a 3,000-strong flow within the mid-1970s.  Sheppard used to be deeply serious about the SWP's paintings as a relevant chief in those years. He and his significant other Caroline Lund additionally have been a part of the management of the Fourth foreign in Paris within the latter years of the 1970s.  through 1980 the SWP, lower than the management of Jack Barnes, started to chart a path clear of its historic application and perform. This new orientation marked a pointy holiday from the SWP because it built in "The Sixties." in reality, it changed into the other of the SWP coated in his first volume.  by means of 1988, whilst Sheppard and Caroline Lund resigned, the get together had contracted right into a cult, and had withdrawn from either the Fourth overseas and involvement within the mass circulation within the usa. Sheppard chronicles this tragic improvement. jointly, the 2 volumes of his political memoir signify a distinct and demanding contribution to the heritage of the socialist stream within the usa.
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  • Download E-books The Paranoid Style in American Politics PDF

    By Richard Hofstadter

    This well timed reissue of Richard Hofstadter's vintage paintings at the fringe teams that impression American electoral politics bargains a useful standpoint on modern household affairs.In The Paranoid variety in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and the way fringe teams can impression — and derail — the bigger agendas of a political celebration. He investigates the politics of the irrational, laying off mild on how the habit of people can look out of percentage with real political matters, and the way such habit affects higher teams. With such different vintage essays as “Free Silver and the brain of 'Coin' Harvey” and “What occurred to the Antitrust Movement?, ” The Paranoid kind in American Politics continues to be either a seminal textual content of political heritage and a necessary research of the ways that political teams functionality within the usa.
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  • Download E-books British Foreign Policy Under New Labour, 1997-2005 PDF

    This crucial new learn presents a severe research of the international regulations performed through the first phrases of Tony Blair's govt. It focuses upon the government's key overseas coverage commitments; 3 of its most vital foreign relationships (with the united states, the eu Union, and Africa); and the way Blair's govt handled 5 primary coverage matters (political economic climate, defence, overseas improvement, intervention, and Iraq). It argues that all through this era Labour's overseas regulations tried to paper over a few very important contradictions.
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  • Download E-books Foucault & the Politics of Hearing (Interventions) PDF

    By Lauri Siisiäinen

    The factor of the senses and sensual notion in Michel Foucault’s notion has been a resource of prolific dialogue already for rather a while. usually, Foucault has been accused of overemphasizing the centrality of sight, and has been portrayed as one more philosopher consultant of Western ocularcentricism. This cutting edge new paintings seeks to problem this portrait via providing another view of Foucault as a philosopher for whom the sound, voice, hearing, and listening, the auditory-sonorous, really did matter.

    Illustrating how the auditory-sonorous relates so much integrally to the main pertinent problems with Foucault - the intertwinement and confrontations of energy, wisdom, and resistance - the booklet either provides novel readings of a few of Foucault’s most generally learn and commented-on works (such as Discipline and Punish, the 1st quantity of History of Sexuality), and discusses the range of his lectures, essays, and interviews, a few of that have now not been famous prior to.

    Moving past a remark on Foucault, Siisiainen is going directly to learn different philosophers and political thinkers (including Roland Barthes, Jean-Luc Nancy and Jacques Rancière) during this context to be able to carry to the fore the potentials in Foucault’s paintings for the iteration of a brand new point of view for the political family tree of the sound, listening to, and listening, impending the previous as a key locus of up to date political struggles.

    This paintings could be of significant curiosity to scholars and students in various components together with political idea, philosophy, and cultural reviews.

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  • Download E-books Revolutionary Writing: Common Sense Essays in Post-Political Politics PDF

    After a century of failed makes an attempt to result in radical social switch, the idea that of revolution is itself in concern. What does anti-capitalism in its modern kind of anti-globalization suggest whether it is no longer a realistic critique of capitalism, and what does it desire to in achieving if its anti-capitalism fails to espouse the innovative venture of human emancipation? The distress of our time calls for that we, once more, dream revolution… that's, orient our theoretical and functional actions at the excellent of the society of the unfastened and equivalent.
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  • Download E-books The Labour Party Since 1979: Crisis and Transformation PDF

    The Labour occasion when you consider that 1979: predicament and Transformation demanding situations the declare that Labour's in simple terms actual wish for the long run lies in laying off its ideological luggage. It rejects the idea taht the 'shadow funds' was once the top reason for its 1992 defeat and argues that the strategyof looking a picture of 'responsibility' and 'respectability' - which less than the hot management has develop into a paramount drawback - doesn't supply the simplest direction ahead for the party.
    The impact of this method - of leaving behind conventional tenets, and adopting a coverage profile extra to the tastes of its critics in company and the media - should be to deprive Labour of its sheet-anchor; or even if profitable electorally, the associated fee should be that the hopes and aspirations of its supporters might be hugely not going to be fulfilled.
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  • Download E-books Culture Warrior PDF

    By Bill O'Reilly

    With 3 directly number one bestsellers and greater than four million copies of his books in print, the main robust conventional strength within the American media now takes to the air his gloves within the ongoing fight for America’s center and soul.

    Bill O’Reilly is the very embodiment of the belief of a tradition Warrior—and during this e-book he lives as much as the name brilliantly, with all of the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that the United States is in the middle of a fierce tradition warfare among those that embody conventional values and those that are looking to swap the United States right into a “secular-progressive” nation. it is a clash that differs in lots of methods from the standard liberal/conservative divide, however it isn't any much less heated, and the stakes are even higher.
    In Culture Warrior, invoice O’Reilly defines this struggle and analyzes the competing philosophies of the traditionalist and secular-progressive camps. He examines why the nation’s motto “E Pluribus Unum” (“From Many, One”) may possibly swap to “What approximately Me?”; dissects the forces riding the secular-progressive time table within the media and behind the curtain, together with George Soros, George Lakoff, and the ACLU; and dives into issues of race, schooling, and the battle on terror. He additionally exhibits how the tradition struggle has performed out in such high-profile circumstances as The ardour of the Christ, Fahrenheit 9/11, the abuse epidemic (child and otherwise), and the embattled position of faith in public life—with certain emphasis at the warfare opposed to Christmas. no matter what controversies are roiling the kingdom, he fearlessly confronts them—and nobody can be at the hours of darkness approximately which facet he’s on.
    Culture Warrior showcases invoice O’Reilly at his so much eloquent and impassioned. he's an unrelenting fighter for the soul of the United States, and during this ebook he fights the great struggle for the conventional values that experience served this kingdom so good for thus lengthy.
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