Chaos With Ed Miliband

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'Uncannily accurate ... a total page-turner.' ED MILIBAND 3 May 2015: 'Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice - stability and strong government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband' David Cameron 7 May 2015: David Cameron (Conservative) defeats Ed Miliband (Labour) in the United Kingdom general election, winning by 330 seats to 232. As Mr Cameron predicted, the following years for the UK were a period of incredible stability, growth and common-sense thinking, with very little bad news to report. Mr Miliband was not so lucky. In Chaos With Ed Miliband, we follow the main news stories and issues that have arisen since that election, in stark contrast to the turmoil, hardship, and downright anarchy that has occurred in Ed's life. From returning his overdue books to the library (£1.22 fine, paid in full), to drinking an espresso at 9.39pm at a dinner party to be polite (he was still awake at 2.13am), and visiting three different branches of Waitrose to find the right type of balsamic for his favourite niçoise dressing, I'm sure you'll agree, we can all be very thankful that Mr Cameron helped secure this period of stability and rock-solid government, and that we were all spared from what can only be described as chaos with Ed Miliband...

Anti System Politics

Author: Jonathan Hopkin
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190699760
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Recent elections in the advanced western democracies have undermined the basic foundations of political systems that had previously beaten back all challenges -- from both the left and the right. The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, only months after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, signaled a dramatic shift in the politics of the rich democracies. In Anti-System Politics, Jonathan Hopkin traces the evolution of this shift and argues that it is a long-term result of abandoning the post-war model of egalitarian capitalism in the 1970s. That shift entailed weakening the democratic process in favor of an opaque, technocratic form of governance that allows voters little opportunity to influence policy. With the financial crisis of the late 2000s these arrangements became unsustainable, as incumbent politicians were unable to provide solutions to economic hardship. Electorates demanded change, and it had to come from outside the system. Using a comparative approach, Hopkin explains why different kinds of anti-system politics emerge in different countries and how political and economic factors impact the degree of electoral instability that emerges. Finally, he discusses the implications of these changes, arguing that the only way for mainstream political forces to survive is for them to embrace a more activist role for government in protecting societies from economic turbulence. A historically-grounded analysis of arguably the most important global political phenomenon at present, Anti-System Politics illuminates how and why the world seems upside down.

Ukip

Author: Matthew Goodwin
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ISBN: 0198736118
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The UK Independence Party (Ukip) is the most significant new force in British politics for a generation. Under the leadership of Nigel Farage, the party has enjoyed a remarkable rise, winning the 2014 European Parliament elections as well as two parliamentary by-elections, and attracting mainstream defectors to achieve major party status. By the time of the 2015 general election, Farage and Ukip stood on the threshold of becoming a major force at Westminster. This account is a must-read for anyone interested in the inside story of Ukip's quest to change British politics during one of the most unpredictable and dramatic elections in recent history. Based on unprecedented access to the party and its key players, the book pulls back the curtain on one of the most intriguing campaigns in living memory. It includes behind the scenes observations from the campaign trail and more than one hundred interviews - with leading Ukip insiders such as Nigel Farage, Douglas Carswell, and Mark Reckless, as well as major donors, strategists, and figures from across the political landscape as they grappled with Ukip's rise. Matthew Goodwin and Caitlin Milazzo reveal what really happened during the 2015 election campaign and in the by-elections and defections which preceded it, providing detailed accounts of the critical moments that shaped both the election itself and British politics more widely. The book also makes extensive use of British Election Study data from over five decades to answer important questions about the rise of Ukip and what it signifies. Who voted for Ukip and why? How are political loyalties in Britain changing over time? What are the deeper currents that have made Ukip's rise possible and will continue to shape its future? And what does the party's campaign for power reveal about the current evolution of British politics and society? UKIP takes readers inside the campaign, telling for the first time the exciting inside story of a new party attempting to redraw the map of British politics.

Labour Research

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Harnessing Chaos

Author: James G. Crossley
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Harnessing Chaos is an explanation of changes in dominant politicized assumptions about what the Bible 'really means' in English culture since the 1960s. James G. Crossley looks at how the social upheavals of the 1960s, and the economic shift from the post-war dominance of Keynesianism to the post-1970s dominance of neoliberalism, brought about certain emphases and nuances in the ways in which the Bible is popularly understood, particularly in relation to dominant political ideas. This book examines the decline of politically radical biblical interpretation in parliamentary politics and the victory of (a modified form of) Margaret Thatcher's re-reading of the liberal Bible tradition, following the normalisation of (a modified form of) Thatcherism more generally. Part I looks at the potential options for politicized readings of the Bible at the end of the the1960s, focussing on the examples of Christopher Hill and Enoch Powell. Part II analyses the role of Thatcher's specific contribution to political interpretation of the Bible and assumptions about 'religion'. Part III highlights the importance of (often unintended) ideological changes towards forms of Thatcherite interpretation in popular culture and with particular reference to Monty Python's Life of Brian and the Manchester music scene between 1976 and 1994. Part IV concerns the modification of Thatcher's Bible, particularly with reference to the embrace of socially liberal values, by looking at the electoral decline of the Conservative Party through the work of Jeffrey Archer on Judas and the final victory of Thatcherism through Tony Blair's exegesis. Some consideration is then given to the Bible in an Age of Coalition and how politically radical biblical interpretations retain a presence outside parliamentary politics. Harnessing Chaos concludes with reflections on why politicians in English politicians bother using the Bible at all.

Paperbound Books In Print

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The Economist

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Ab Bookman S Weekly

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New Statesman

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Marxism And Struggle

Author: Mary Davis
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Repression Resistance And Democratic Transition In Central America

Author: Latin American Studies Association. International Congress
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Looks at the social and political effects of the shift in Central America from dictatorships to formal political democracy in the last third of the twentieth century.

Private Eye Annual

Author: Ian Hislop
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Liberation

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Comparing Welfare States

Author: Allan Cochrane
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Offering an introduction to the study of both British and comparative social policy, this book provides a unique approach to understanding the British welfare state through its wider international focus. The British experience is related to those of Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany and Ireland and is set in the context of policy issues within the European Community. Particular attention is paid to the interactions between family policies and issues of race and gender, and to the processes by which individuals or groups are given or denied access to full welfare citizenship. Individual chapters move easily between national and international levels in ways which highlight the richness and complexity of welfare regimes in different

Building On Solidarity

Author: B. Vivekanandan
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During The Last 150 Years Social Democracy Has Played A Significant Role In The Advancement Of Human Civilization. This Book Is A Unique Reference Point For Any Student, Ideologue Or Practitioner Of Social Democracy.

Vacher S Quarterly

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Managing Labour

Author: Mark Bray
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