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The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Lewis Minkin


This book uncovers the under-explored function and form of Blair’s party management, which attempted to control problem-causing activities, issues and developments so that outcomes were produced which the Leader and his managers considered to be in the party’s best interests. The ascendancy of Blair and ‘New Labour’ was enhanced not only by impressive presentation of relevant positions but also in great measure by the operation of managerial facilities. The historic origins and development of management are explored. Its relationship with trade union co-operation and restraint continued under ... More

Keywords: Blair’s management, Historic continuities, Union co-operation and restraint, Intensive and extensive management system, Rolling coup, Code of conduct, Presentation of supremacy, Miscalculations and limitations, Resistance and reactions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719073793
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.001.0001


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Lewis Minkin, author

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