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Spilling the Clear Red Water: How we Got from <i>New Times</i> to New Liberalism

Pathik Pathak

in The Future of Multicultural Britain

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780748635443
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652877 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635443.003.0004
Spilling the Clear Red Water: How we Got from New Times to New Liberalism

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This chapter returns to Britain to retread the debates that splintered the Left and thereby compromised a robust, progressive answer to majoritarianism. It takes a revisionist approach to the struggles of the old Left to renew itself, and looks at how this was rendered into a stark ideological choice between collectivism and individualism, with far-reaching limitations for secular coalition in the twenty-first century.

Keywords: majoritarianism; Britain; Left politics; collectivism; individualism

Chapter.  9593 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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