Theme: Parties & Elections | Content Type: Book review

Review: Rethinking Labour's Past, edited by Nathan Yeowell

Alan Finlayson


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A peculiarity of British political culture is the extent to which Labour, the party of progress, is fixated on the past while the Conservatives, the party of tradition, casually decimate traditional ways of life in pursuit of aggressive (and regressive) modernisation. Both parties are disconnected from the social constituencies and institutions that once gave them meaning and purpose beyond the instrumental pursuit of power that is certainly their primary function.

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    Alan Finlayson

    Alan Finlayson is a British political theorist and political scientist. He is Professor of Political and Social Theory at The University of East Anglia.

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