Consultado el 3 de noviembre de The economist. Archivado desde el original el 3 de mayo de Understanding British party politics. Polity press. Tony Blair: Prime Minister. Faber and faber. It traces the progressivist elements of New Labour's discourse on British European policy with reference to the place perceptions of history occupied in Blair and Brown's speeches on foreign policy. The book explains the idea of 'norm entrepreneurship' and how it can be adapted to help us think through New Labour's handling of British European policy.
It focuses on various aspects of the politics, language and decision-making style of New Labour. Theoretical approaches to Euroscepticism to help us understand, through the empirical data in the speeches, how Blair and Brown constructed their identity as 'Europeans' against their perceived 'sceptical' opponents. The method of discourse analysis used to study the strategies Blair and Brown put in place to realize their goals, is discussed.
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Mackenzie Best Book Prize , This substantially updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of the challenges confronting the political system as well as the international politics of the European Union. It draws from a spectrum of regional integration theories to determine what the Union actually is and how it is developing, examining the constitutional politics of the European Union, from the Single European Act to the Treaty of Nice and beyond. The ongoing debate on the future of Europe links together the questions of democracy and legitimacy, competences and rights, and the prospects for European polity-building.
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The authors also assess the evolving European security architecture; the limits and possibilities of a genuine European foreign, security and defence policy; and the role of the EU in the post-Cold War international system. Common themes involve debates about stability and instability, continuity and change, multipolarity and leadership, co-operation and discord, power capabilities and patterns of behaviour. The volume explores a question that sheds light on the contested, but largely cooperative, nature of Arctic governance in the post-Cold War period: How do power relations matter — and how have they mattered — in shaping cross-border cooperation and diplomacy in the Arctic?
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The author's research and conclusions have broader implications for the study of the extreme-right phenomenon and party ideology in general. You're not logged in. Advanced Search Help. Abstract only. Their new leader is going to find himself sitting in a pool of water unable to call an election without securing an exit and unable to secure an exit without calling an election. Sooner or later a General Election is the only constitutional solution, and Labour must be ready with a clear but realistic line that deals with Nigel Farage as a one-trick pony and the Tories, however they reconstitute themselves, as a dead horse flogged.
At the same time, Labour must signal its intentions to its traditional voters, and to itself, by calling for policies that were common sense only yesterday: that democracy is a good thing; that the integrity of the nation state and its borders combined with a strong immigration policy is one of the most important ways of lowering popular anxiety; that the principle and practice of public service is good as well as useful; that central and local government need each other, and could be and should be flanked by more money and power for the north; that state interventions can save good businesses as well as improve bad ones; that without trust and common purpose — the non- contractual obligations on which all contracts depend — there is no society.
That all this will lose votes as well as gain them I have no doubt.
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But trying to scoop from both sides while hiding in the middle only causes drift. Get with the many. The trust between the British people and the House of Commons is so slender, so long lived and so — all things considered — effectual, it must be some sort of political miracle. But too many years ignoring majority wishes on core issues too many to count has eroded the trust of people in parliament to such an extent that the consequences of a second referendum would be terrible.
Nobody would have a clue as to what the vote actually indicated according to the questions put and not put. But whatever it indicated, a second referendum would, in the end, be seen as a shameless attempt by the few to thwart the will of the many. Once the legal fiction is exposed as such by the violation of this common agreement, in this case, the few thwarting the democratic will of the many, then the relationship between parliament and the people really will be in trouble — in other words, once Humpty Dumpty falls, he might not be put back together again.
I am being as light hearted as I can on this very serious matter, but a second referendum would be as flagrant a rebuttal of democracy as any in our history. Be happy. No other EU country has offered its people what parliament for whatever reason offered us and that, with all due humility, might be reason for a bit of pride.
MPs might have endangered constitutional government with their March usurpation of its parliamentary agenda, but far from feeling humiliated or ashamed at scenes in the Commons, there are times when I have felt elated — elated at the smash and grab, the eye-to-eye exchanges and the blistering performances from people I never normally think about — Michael Gove for instance, or the attorney general.
Can you imagine Jean-Claude Juncker coping at the dispatch box? EU debates look prefabricated and frictionless in comparison. The European Parliament in Strasbourg, for instance, is designed so that all look to the front while sitting behind banks of screens.
There are times when democracies have to war with themselves just to show they are alive. Whatever the log jam, at least we are alive and kicking. It is silent regimes we should fear, not barnstorming ones, and it is high time Labour actually spoke in favour of our democracy as if it believed in it.
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There is, of course, no chance of New Labour taking heed of any of this. Any of it. It is a middle-class party now, and the shock of going for Leave without waiting for it to hit them would frighten just about everyone from the Blairites to the Momenta. But you never know. In his Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs , Burke lost his reputation in the party by appealing against its support for the French Revolution. No matter, in the end the revolution was followed by terror and autocracy, and Burke was proved right.
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Plenty there in is the article to bundle together, and place very firmly in the political coffin that hopefully can be buried so far down that the ideologies all the contents represent can never surface again. Love the way you take each point made and refute them…. Jeremy Corbyn should swap seats with Yvette Cooper and then campaign for the withdrawal from the EU that he believes in.
This would allow the Blairites to organise around their chosen neo liberal successor as the next LP leader. If Corbyn gives in to the PLP remain majority he is finished. The establishment are intent on reversing Brexit and will be assisted by Boris Johnson, who will blame Corbyn and the Liberals ,as the Farage Brexit party refresh the tory party grass roots with deals. Corbyn and Brexit stopped, 2 birds with 1 stone. Are the Labour party looking for new ideas or advice?
Corbyn seems happiest amongst his own, he seems to have no interest in communicating with the wider public. Many no little or nothing about him. I did see an Andrew Marr interview where Marr put this to him, and Corbyn said that he might get around to reading some Marx as his ideas seemed quite interesting. The climate we are in today seems to be short on belief much less an introspective examination of our own beliefs. Political activists today do not believe in causes, they support causes, Corbyn comes across as an old style leftist, a collector of causes, as do many others across the political spectrum.