The British Labour Party and the Wider World: Domestic Politics, Internationalism and Foreign Policy

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Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 30, 2012 - History - 288 pages
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The legacy of Blair and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan continue to loom large for the Labour Party, whether in opposition or in government, giving rise to fierce debates over Labour's attitude and posture towards the wider world. This book considers the idea of Labour's international identity, examining how world events and Labour's response to them have helped to shape ideology, political culture and domestic agendas from the 1920s until the Iraq War. It provides a fascinating and original exploration of Labour both on the world stage and at home - from the influence of the Soviet Union on political thought in the interwar years to the international student revolts of the 1960s, and from media in the 1990s to Kosovo and New Labour Interventionism. This is essential reading for scholars of modern British politics, as well as anyone interested in the motivations and influences behind the Labour Party's actions on the world stage.

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Paul Corthorn is Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen's University, Belfast, having taught previously at the University College, Oxford. He is the author of 'In the Shadow of the Dictators' (I.B.Tauris). Jonathan Davis is Lecturer in Russian and Soviet History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

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