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The crisis of British social democratic political economy
From The Future of Socialism (1956) to
a future without socialism? The crisis of
British social democratic politicaleconomy
The national shift to the left, with all its implications for the balance of power,
may be accepted as permanent . . . Any Government which tampered seriously with the basic structure of the full-employment Welfare State would
meet with a sharp reverse at the polls . . . It is this which explains the otherwise curious phenomenon that the Conservatives now fight elections largely
on policies which twenty years ago were
capitalism, then we need to examine
the phenomenon of ‘Ireland’ through the analytical framework of cultural
politicaleconomy. This should throw light on globalisation tendencies
and counter-tendencies from a specific location and, likewise, show how
culture implicates itself daily in the cultural political processes that have
The most common reading of Ireland and its current state of development is as a country that has done well in the era of globalisation, much
as it had earlier done very badly in the era of imperialism. Has there
really been such
How to study the Labour Party:
contextual, analytical and theoretical issues
The political analysis and the politicaleconomy of the British Labour Party have
tended to concern themselves principally with the concrete and the substantive.
This is both unremarkable and entirely legitimate. Yet something is potentially
lost. For while an aim of the present collection is to discuss the principal positions
of some of the leading exponents in this literature, it cannot be doubted that the
to contribute to the
development of Marxist political theory in general. Unlike him, however (he once
privately admitted to being bored by economics), we also sought to engage on this
basis with the new Marxist politicaleconomy. Thus in our accounts of the Labour
Party from the 1960s to the 1990s we both built on what he had established and yet
departed from him in various ways. This meant telling the history of policy and
intra-party conflict in more detail than he did, and concentrating much more on
economic policy and politicaleconomy.
Miliband was therefore