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The Resource What's left now? : the history and future of social democracy, Andrew Hindmoor

What's left now? : the history and future of social democracy, Andrew Hindmoor

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What's left now? : the history and future of social democracy
Title
What's left now?
Title remainder
the history and future of social democracy
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hindmoor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our sense of history shapes how we think about who we are. One of the distinguishing features of the left in Britain is that it holds to a remorselessly bleak and miserabilist view of our recent political history - one in which Margaret Thatcher's election in 1979 marked the start of a still-continuing fall from political grace made evident by the triumph of a free market get-what-you-can neoliberal ideology, dizzying levels of inequality, social decay, rampant individualism, state authoritarianism, and political corruption. The left does not like what has happened to us and it does not like what we have become. Andrew Hindmoor argues that this history is wrong and self-harming. It is wrong because Britain has in many respects become a more politically attractive and progressive country over the last few decades. It is self-harming because this bleak history undermines faith in politics. Here, Hindmoor offers an alternative and more optimistic and balanced history of modern Britain. Britain is not a social democratic paradise. But it is a long way from being a posterchild for neoliberalism. Left-wing ideas and arguments have shaped and continue to shape our politics.--
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Hindmoor, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Great Britain
Label
What's left now? : the history and future of social democracy, Andrew Hindmoor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Enter neoliberalism ... and it all went horribly wrong -- Bad attitude? Public opinion, the left, and neoliberalism -- Alive and kicking: what the state does and why it has not been rolled back -- Public services: health and education -- More and less: equality and inequality in Britain -- Keep calm: on growth, austerity, and happiness -- The unspectacular world of a reasonably well-functioning democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
on1012539481
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780198805991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1012539481
Label
What's left now? : the history and future of social democracy, Andrew Hindmoor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Enter neoliberalism ... and it all went horribly wrong -- Bad attitude? Public opinion, the left, and neoliberalism -- Alive and kicking: what the state does and why it has not been rolled back -- Public services: health and education -- More and less: equality and inequality in Britain -- Keep calm: on growth, austerity, and happiness -- The unspectacular world of a reasonably well-functioning democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
on1012539481
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780198805991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1012539481

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