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The main political influences on the development of the Labour Party's attitudes towards international affairs

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World, Volume 1

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780719067440
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700655 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719067440.003.0002
The main political influences on the development of the Labour Party's attitudes towards international affairs

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This chapter analyses the main influences on the Labour Party's attitudes towards international affairs. These influences include the Independent Labour Party (ILP), radical liberals and the Fabian Society. This chapter explains that radical liberals contributed greatly to Labour's liberal internationalism, the Fabians provided in part the rationalist underpinning of Labour's views on international relations, and the ILP provided the impulse towards common fellowship with other states.

Keywords: Labour Party; international affairs; ILP; radical liberals; Fabian society; liberal internationalism; international relations

Chapter.  9220 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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