Parliamentary Socialism

A Study in the Politics of Labour

Author: Ralph Miliband

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780850361353

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 805

Reflecting on the Labor government of Harold Wilson between 1964 and 1970, this concise analysis chronicles the Labor Party from its early days up to the early 1960s, including a 1972 postscript. Demonstrating how empirical and flexible the Labor Party has been about certain issues, this reference also touches on how it is one of the most dogmatic political parties in regards to the parliamentary system. Commenting on why its leaders have always made devotion to this system their fixed point of reference, this political overview proves that this has always been the conditioning factor of their political behavior, as they consistently reject any kind of political action which has fallen outside the framework and conventions of Parliament. Stating that there is no distinction to be made between Labor’s political and industrial leaders, this study illustrates the party as it is now and has always been—one of modest social reform in a capitalist system within whose confines it is ever more firmly and by now irrevocably rooted.

The End of Parliamentary Socialism

From New Left to New Labour

Author: Leo Panitch,Colin Leys

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843383

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

View: 4382

Argues against the assertion that there is no alternative to neo-liberalism.

Alle meine Freunde sind Superhelden


Author: Andrew Kaufman

Publisher: Sammlung Luchterhand

ISBN: 3641019257

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9628

Die superlustigste und allertraurigste Liebesgeschichte der Welt Alle Leute, die Tom mag, sind Superhelden. Da ist zum Beispiel „Die Kopistin“, die jeden Gesichtsausdruck problemlos imitieren kann, oder „Die Froschküsserin“, die aus jedem Deppen einen strahlenden Sieger macht – und noch 40 weitere. Tom ist sogar mit einer Superheldin verheiratet. Leider haben die Feinde von Tom, der ein ganz normaler, liebenswerter Typ ist, auch Superheldenkräfte. Und so hat der Hypnotiseur Toms Frau am Hochzeitstag hypnotisiert. Seit sechs Monaten ist sie nun nicht mehr in der Lage, Tom zu sehen, er ist einfach unsichtbar für sie ...

Paving the Third Way

The Critique of Parliamentary Socialism

Author: David Coates

Publisher: Merlin Press


Category: History

Page: 330

View: 3984

"Writings from such thinkers as Ralph Miliband, David Coates, Leo Panitch, and Hilary Wainwright are collected in this anthology of leftist perspectives on the character, politics, and evolution of the British Labour Party. Spanning the age of Thatcherism and Blairism, these considerations of the New Labour's ôThird Wayö offer a different kind of socialist vision for a new generation of students, intellectuals, and political activists."

A History of the British Labour Party, Third Edition

Author: Andrew Thorpe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137114851

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 6184

Thorpe's book is widely seen as the best single-volume study of the whole of the Labour party's history. Now thoroughly updated in the light of ongoing historiographical debates, this third edition brings the story up to the present with new and revised chapters on the development of 'New Labour' and the legacy of the Blair government.

The Rise of the Labour Party 1880-1945

Author: Paul Adelman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317887263

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 4502

This popular study covers two major topics: the formation of the Labour Party and its emergence as the main rival to the conservatives. This transformation of the British political scene has been accounted for in a variety of ways. Dr Adelman examines these explanations and concludes that while there is a consensus about the reasons for the creation of the Labour Party there is no agreement about why it rose to such prominence.

Feminism, Femininity and the Politics of Working Women

The Women's Co-Operative Guild, 1880s to the Second World War

Author: Gillian Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135360308

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 4785

Based on extensive research, this text provides a critical investigation of the development of the Women's Co-operative Guild from the 1880s to World War II. Charting the rise and fall of an exceptional feminist political organization, the author assesses the political significance of the movement during the decades of its greatest influence and examines the causes and circumstances of its demise. Advancing a fresh perspective on working-class women's organizations, this book combines historical narrative, biography and political analysis.

Tagebücher 1918-1937 (Gesamtausgabe)

Author: Harry Graf Kessler

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027217180

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1544

View: 4299

Harry Clemens Ulrich Kessler, seit 1879 von Kessler, seit 1881 Graf (von) Kessler (1868 - 1937), war ein deutscher Kunstsammler, Mäzen, Schriftsteller, Publizist und Diplomat. Kessler führte 57 Jahre (1880-1937) Tagebuch, wobei er großen Wert auf Vollständigkeit legte. Dieses Tagebuch darf mit Recht als Kesslers literarischer Nachlass bezeichnet werden. Zuletzt hat das Deutschen Literaturarchiv in Marbach das Tagebuch in neun Bänden veröffentlicht. Sie enthalten umfangreiche Register der im Text vorkommenden Orte, Werke und Personen mit teilweise umfangreichen Erläuterungen. Am Ende werden unter anderem die Namen von etwa 12.000 mehr oder weniger bedeutenden Zeitgenossen, von Sarah Bernhardt und Jean Cocteau über Otto von Bismarck und Albert Einstein bis George Bernard Shaw und Josephine Baker, aufgelistet sein, die Kesslers Ruf als "Menschensammler" begründen. Kritiker halten diese Texte denn auch für "ein Fest für Literaturnarren und Wissbegierige nach Geschichte und Geschichten". Kessler macht in seinen Aufzeichnungen "die sinnliche Erfassung von Phänomenen zum Credo. Seine Wahrnehmungs-Erfahrungen", so die Kritik, "tragen nicht selten Züge einer Experimentalsituation, einer Inszenierung".


The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader

Author: Mehdi Hasan

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849541752

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 9515

What makes a man put politics and ambition before family? Ed Miliband is perhaps the least understood political leader of modern times. Brought up against A backdrop of tragedy, with a prominent Marxist thinker for a father, Ed followed his brother to the same college at Oxford, into Parliament and into the Cabinet before, at the eleventh hour, snatching away David's dream of the leadership. This new and fully updated edition follows Ed through the highs of leading the charge against Rupert Murdoch and News International to the lows of plummeting poll ratings, poor press and that infamous 'Blackbusters' tweet. Yet in the wake of Osborne's 'omnishambles' Budget and Labour's impressive gains in May 2012's local elections, political commentators have started to ask, with increasing volume, if we could indeed see Prime Minister Ed Miliband. As the 2015 general election approaches, Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre ask the important questions. Is Ed up to the job? Can he be trusted on the economy? And will he manage to bury the hatchet with David and bring his brother back to the Labour frontbench?

Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus

Author: Ludwig Mises

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110504707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 8591

History of Income Tax

the Development of Income Tax from its beginning in 1799 to the present day related to the social, economic and political history of the period

Author: b.e.v Sabine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134561423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 4447

This classic book tells the story of the development of Income Tax from its beginning in 1799 to the present day and relates it to the social, economic and political history of the period. There have been studies of Income Tax at various stages in its growth; studies of finance and taxation in general in which Income Tax has been closely concerned; studies too of some of the Chancellors of the Exchequer who have made significant contributions to the Income Tax system; but this is the first time an attempt has been made to encompass the whole 160 years or so of its life in one volume. And a fascinating story it is too when set in perspective. The author shows how Income Tax was introduced to finance the Napoleonic Wars, how it was revived by Peel to pay for Free Trade, and how it underwrote Victorian prosperity and confidence. He then describes its immense expansion through two World Wars to its present position as a dominant feature of British finance. This book was first published in 1966.

Das Euro-Paradox

Wie eine andere Geldpolitik Europa wieder zusammen führen kann

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141601

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7897

Im Herzen der Krise, die Europa derzeit zu zerreißen droht, steht ein Paradox. Nicht die Kluft zwischen den wirtschaftlich starken Ländern des Nordens und den laxen Ökonomien des Südens oder die Einwanderung treiben die Spaltung voran, sondern – absurd genug – die gemeinsame Währung, der Euro. Warum? Analytisch brillant und fesselnd lenkt Yanis Varoufakis den Blick zurück auf die hochdramatischen wirtschaftspolitischen Wendepunkte des 20. Jahrhunderts: von der Aufgabe des Goldstandards 1973 über die Machtkämpfe zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich um Dominanz in der Eurozone bis zu den fatalen Folgen des Börsencrashs von 2008. Dass die Europäische Union als Bürokratie-Konglomerat im Dienste der Großindustrie entstand, ist kein Zufall; dass ihrer Währung demokratische Kontrollmechanismen fehlen, dagegen eine Katastrophe. Seit Amerika seine Rolle als Stabilisator der Weltwirtschaft nicht mehr spielt, zeitigen die Konstruktionsfehler des Euro immer dramatischere Folgen. Sollen auch in Zukunft die Schwächsten den Preis für die Fehler der Banker zahlen? Ein neues politisches Konzept ist nötig, um die Krise zu lösen und die europäische Idee zu retten.

White Heat

A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties

Author: Dominic Sandbrook

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141282

Category: History

Page: 976

View: 4104

Harold Wilson's famous reference to 'white heat' captured the optimistic spirit of a society in the midst of breathtaking change. From the gaudy pleasures of Swinging London to the tragic bloodshed in Northern Ireland, from the intrigues of Westminster to the drama of the World Cup, British life seemed to have taken on a dramatic new momentum. The memories, images and colourful personalities of those heady times still resonate today: mop-tops and mini-skirts, strikes and demonstrations, Carnaby Street and Kings Road, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, Mary Quant and Jean Shrimpton, Enoch Powell and Mary Whitehouse, Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger. In this wonderfully rich and readable historical narrative, Dominic Sandbrook looks behind the myths of the Swinging Sixties to unearth the contradictions of a society caught between optimism and decline.

Clement Attlee

The Inevitable Prime Minister

Author: Michael Jago

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849547580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7637

Elected in a surprise landslide in 1945, Clement Attlee was the first ever Labour leader to command a majority government. At the helm for twenty years, he remains the longest-serving leader in the history of the Labour Party. When he was voted out in 1951, he left with Labour's highest share of the vote before or since. And yet today he is routinely described as 'the accidental Prime Minister'. A retiring man, overshadowed by the flamboyant Churchill during the Second World War, he is dimly remembered as a politician who, by good fortune, happened to lead the Labour Party at a time when Britain was disillusioned with Tory rule and ready for change. In Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister, Michael Jago argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Raised in a haven of middle-class respectability, Attlee was appalled by the squalid living conditions endured by his near neighbours in London's East End. Seeing first-hand how poverty and insecurity dogged lives, he nourished a powerful ambition to achieve power and create a more egalitarian society. Rising to become Leader of the Labour Party in 1935, Attlee was single-minded in pursuing his goals, and in just six years from 1945 his government introduced the most significant features of post-war Britain: the National Health Service, extensive nationalisation of essential industry, and the Welfare State that Britons now take for granted. A full-scale reassessment, Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister traces the life of a middle-class lawyer's son who relentlessly pursued his ambition to lead a government that would implement far-reaching socialist reform and change forever the divisive class structure of twentieth-century Britain.

Political Change and the Labour Party 1900-1918

Author: Duncan Tanner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530538

Category: History

Page: 524

View: 1477

Dr Tanner utilises extensive data from the respective party records to examine the nature of the Liberal and Labour parties prior to 1914.

Interpreting the Labour Party

Approaches to Labour Politics and History

Author: John Callaghan,Steve Fielding,Steve Ludlam

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067198

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 5386

This publication consists of 12 essays on the principal thinkers and schools of thought concerned with the political and historical development of the Labour Party and Labour movement. It is an examination of the major methodologies and approaches in Labour studies and a critical evaluation and appreciation of much of the most interesting scholarship in this area of study. The essays have been written by contributors who have devoted many years to the study of the Labour Party, the trade union movement and the various ideologies associated with them.