The Labour tradition and the politics of paradox

The Labour tradition and the politics of paradox

Jun 2011
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The contributors ask some fundamental questions about the condition of the country and the predicament of Labour following its defeat in the 2010 general election, with the aim of starting a debate about how to shape a new story for Labour for the decade ahead.

Published by Oxford London Seminars in association with the Christian Socialist Movement, Compass, the Fabian Society, Progress and Soundings.

Maurice Glasman, Jonathan Rutherford, Marc Stears, Stuart White (eds)

Foreword by Ed Miliband

Introduction: The Labour tradition and the politics of paradox
Maurice Glasman, Jonathan Rutherford, Marc Stears, Stuart White

Chapter 1 
Maurice Glasman: Labour as a radical tradition 
Responses: Sally Davison, Ben Jackson, James Purnell, Anthony Painter, David Miliband, Mike Kenny

Chapter 2
Marc Stears: Democracy, leadership and organising 
Responses: Jonathan Rutherford, Duncan O’Leary, Jon Stokes, Jon Wilson, Stefan Baskerville Leaders matter

Chapter 3 
Jonathan Rutherford: The future is conservative 
Responses: Jon Wilson, Andrea Westall, Phillip Collins, Marc Stears, David Lammy

Chapter 4 
Responses to the series 
Stuart White, Graeme Cooke, Jon Cruddas, Hazel Blears