British Politics in the Global Age: Can Social Democracy Survive?

Paperback | September 1, 1999

byJoel Krieger

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Joel Krieger provides an in-depth study of New Labour's model of government and the political challenges it faces. He analyzes the interaction of global processes and domestic politics from the organization of production to the formation of class, ethnic, and gender-based identities. Kriegerdevelops an original framework for analyzing New Labour in comparison to three models of social democracy and places the British case firmly in the context of alternative national models and European debates.

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Joel Krieger provides an in-depth study of New Labour's model of government and the political challenges it faces. He analyzes the interaction of global processes and domestic politics from the organization of production to the formation of class, ethnic, and gender-based identities. Kriegerdevelops an original framework for analyzing ...

Joel Krieger is at Wellesley College.
Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195215753

ISBN - 13:9780195215755

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I. Situating the New Labour1. Social Democracy: The British Case in Theoretical and Comparative Perspective2. New Labour: Regime Characteristics, Strategic Options, DilemmasPart II. The Organization of Production3. Social Democracy, Class, and National Policy Sovereignty4. Globalization, Post-Fordism, and the British ModelPart III. The Unmaking of the British Working Class5. Women, Work, and Social Policy6. Ethnic Minority Groups: Employment and Settlement PatternsPart IV. Modular Politics7. Modularity, Identities, and Cultural Repertoires8. National Identities9. Communities: Actual and ImaginedConclusion10. Challenges to Contemporary British Government

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"An important book that adds clarity to the often amorphous notion of globalization. The book's conceptual and theorhetical rigor serves as a useful antidote to the journalistic obsession with 'the Blair effect' and the ubiquitous spin doctors. An important and enriching contribution to theanalysis of British politics. It deserves to be widely read."--Andrew P. Geddes, American Political Science Review, September 2000