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Innovation, New Labour, 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199273146.003.0006
 Innovation, New Labour, and the Construction of the Centre

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This chapter examines how New Labour sought to distinguish itself from Old Labour and the Conservatives by developing its policies as innovative. New Labour constructed its position at the political centre by arguing that its policies were radically different from those of Old Labour and the Conservatives. This spatial position that New Labour sought was one contested by others.

Keywords: New Labour; policy development; innovation; spatial position; political centre

Chapter.  10063 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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