Populism and grassroots politics: ‘New Left’ critiques of social democracy, 1968-1994

Spring 2017

The new social movements of the New Left that transformed British politics from the late 1960s onwards are an important source of inspiration for the Labour party today. But we cannot simply go ‘back to the 70s’. Understanding the history of grassroots progressive activism – its strengths, weaknesses and stumbling blocks – can help us craft a renewed vision for Labour. 

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Renewal: a journal of social democracy, Volume 25 No 1