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The British Social Democratic Party and Its Effects on Labour (Paperback) Loot Price: R184 Discovery Miles 1 840
The British Social Democratic Party and Its Effects on Labour (Paperback): Julian Fitz
The British Social Democratic Party and Its Effects on Labour (Paperback): Julian Fitz

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The British Social Democratic Party and Its Effects on Labour (Paperback)

Julian Fitz

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Western Europe, grade: 18/20, Sciences Po Paris, Dijon, Nancy, Poitier, Menton, Havre (Campus Franco-Allemand de Nancy), course: The UK from Thatcher to Blair, language: English, comment: Analyzes the failure and the effect on British politics of the Social Democratic Party. Is extremely knowledgeable, with rich bibliography and plenty of references. Argues with admirable clarity and lucidity, and elegantly expressed. The conclusion is both coherent and convincing. A truly excellent piece of work. Dr. Jeremy Stubbs (Dozent), abstract: The very idea of the British Labour party and other movements referring to democratic socialism as their ideal is to "pursue a socialist agenda through democratic institutions, such as free elections and parliament" . Especially in strongly majority based electoral systems such as in the United Kingdom it is difficult to win an election if one political current is represented by more than one party, thus incoherently. The incoherence within such a movement is then perceived as being a threat to the movement itself. As former Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee (1883-1967) put it "What is quite intolerable is the existence of a party within a party, with separate leadership, separate meetings, supported by its own press. It is inimical to effective action in the House. It breads suspicion and uneasiness throughout the movement." Similar reproaches were made when in 1981 a group of former Labour politicians formed the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of the United Kingdom. Many democratic socialists or social democrats feared a division of the nation's political left. It can be argued that such a division indeed occurred and led to Labour's lowest election score in 1983 with 27.6% of votes cast, only 2.2% more than the Social Democratic Party with its liberal ally. By 1988 Labour had adapted a more moderate political outline and after a number of

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Imprint: Grin Verlag
Country of origin: Germany
Release date: May 2011
First published: September 2013
Authors: Julian Fitz
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-3-640-92173-7
Barcode: 9783640921737
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LSN: 3-640-92173-9

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