Eric Shaw's "The Labour Party Since 1979" Book Review by Writing Specialists

Eric Shaw's "The Labour Party Since 1979"
This paper reviews Eric Shaw's book "The Labour Party Since 1979: Crisis and Transformation", which discusses the political environment in England.
# 92646 | 1,710 words | 1 source | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2007 in History (British) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that Eric Shaw's book "The Labour Party Since 1979: Crisis and Transformation" is extremely well written because it chronicles the decline and resurgence of the Labour party by using carefully constructed historical rhetoric and an understanding of the cultural and economic changes, which influenced the Labour reformation. The author points out that Shaw writes that the Labour party needed to change not only because there was rancorous partisanship within its own party but also because the changing times demanded a new approach to Labour's marketing and philosophical vision. The paper relates that the efforts of Kinnoch to change the radical leftists into a more modern and moderate party were the effective means, which lead to the strong position the Labour party occupied going into the 90s.

From the Paper:

"By the end of 1983, there was a major crisis at hand, not only had the Labour presence severely diminished, but also the world was about to see the rise of one of the strongest conservative leaders to ever reign in parliament. Margaret Thatcher's approach to government was very different, and her policies were much more practical in its implementation and approach. As a result, the Labour party lacked the organization and the strong philosophical backbone to do challenge the conservatives. From 1983 to 1987, Shaw argues that the Labour party finally became to realize that if it was to survive it had to progressively modernize its fundamental vision."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shaw, E. (1994). The Labour Party Since 1979. London: Routledge (UK).

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