Innovation and the Construction of the Centre

Andrew Hindmoor

in New Labour at the Centre

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199273140
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601897 | DOI:
 Innovation and the Construction of the Centre

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This chapter examines the concept of innovation. The assumption of calculative decision-making makes prediction and the attainment of equilibrium possible, but leaves no analytical room for innovation. It is argued that innovation gives politicians a choice of electoral strategies, that innovation is uncertain, and that beliefs about innovation are themselves constructed and contested.

Keywords: innovation; political centre; political parties; equilibrium; rhetoric

Chapter.  10299 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: UK Politics

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