Sacred Cows and Common Sense

- The Symbolic Statecraft and Political Culture of the British Labour Party

af

indgår i serie Routledge Revivals


Sacred Cows and Common Sense
  • Leveringstid Kan forudbestilles
Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
31-03-2020
Sprog:
Engelsk
  • Beskrivelse
  • Yderligere info
  • Anmeldelser

First published in 1999, this volume is based on interviews and research from previously unavailable party, state and private archives, this insightful volume reflects on the interaction between institutional structure and world-view that we call political culture. Using Labour's post-war welfare policy, this informative study makes three key points:The need to break down distinctions between the 'symbolic' and the 'substantial' in politics.The potential of 'Grid-Group' or 'Cultural' Theory as a way of understanding party political culture.The crucial but self-defeating role that welfare policy has played in Labour's efforts to manage itself, win support and govern competently.The well-documented research leads to the conclusion that New Labour's much-heralded desire to 'think the unthinkable' about welfare is largely rhetorical if one recalls what Labour did in office rather than promised in opposition. The Government's welfare reforms, rather than constituting a serious attempt to confront new social realities, are in fact par for the course.Political scientists cannot ignore the new government's past. Political historians need to appreciate the patterns woven in a welter of detail and social democratic defensiveness. By fusing a realist conception of statecraft, an 'interpretavist' interest in symbols and a predictive comparative model of the interaction between ideology and organisation, this authoritative work will enable readers to do just that.

Andre udgaver:

Bog, hardback
E-bog, ePub
E-bog, PDF

Vis mereVis mindre

Udgivelsesdato:
31-03-2020
ISBN13:
9781138350939
Format:
Paperback
Forfattere

Vis mereVis mindre

Vis mereVis mindre

Fandt du ikke hvad du søgte?

Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.

Velkommen til Saxo - din danske boghandel!

Hos os kan du handle som Gæst, Saxo-bruger eller Saxo Premium-medlem. Du bestemmer selv, og vores kundeservice sidder altid klar med hjælp.

Om medlemspriser hos Saxo

Hvis du køber til medlemspris, bliver du automatisk medlem og får del i de mange fede fordele. De første 30 dage er gratis for nye brugere, og derefter koster det kun 99,-/md. Medlemskabet fornyes automatisk, og du kan altid opsige det. Læs mere om fordelene ved Saxo Premium her.

Machine Name: SAXO030