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Introduction

Ben Jackson

in Equality and the British Left

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780719073069
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701454 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719073069.003.0001
Introduction

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This book examines the ways in which the Left in Britain appropriated and developed the nascent economic egalitarianism of the late nineteenth century, including a few episodes in which these theoretical debates exercised some influence over political decision-making or the formulation of party policy. This chapter examines the intellectual history and the British Left, arguments about equality, and the methods and the scope of the book.

Keywords: British Left; party policy; economic egalitarianism; equality; political decision-making

Chapter.  6648 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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