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Labour's Journey from Socialism to Social Democracy: A Case Study of Gordon Brown's Political Thought

Gerry Hassan

in The Scottish Labour Party

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780748617845
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672097 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617845.003.0012
Labour's Journey from Socialism to Social Democracy: A Case Study of Gordon Brown's Political Thought

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This chapter discusses the evolution of Gordon Brown's political thought and examines his understanding of socialism and social democracy. It considers his views on economic and social policy, and devolution and constitutional change; these are then used to map out some of the key issues about the development of Labour over the period, the creation of New Labour, and the contribution of Scottish Labour to the wider British Labour movement.

Keywords: Scottish Labour Party; politicians; socialism; social democracy; economic policy; social policy; devolution; constitutional change; New Labour

Chapter.  10014 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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