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The party is over: the ‘Modernization’ of British Labour


The transformation of Labour into ‘New’ Labour has been the object of many debates stressing the continuities between the two organizations and underlying the extent to which the language of modernization was tightly integrated into a comprehensive electoral strategy. Relatively few works consider the cultural and organizational changes brought about during the Blair years. This paper draws from a long term research on party organizations in Britain and will focus on the impact of the individualization of party relationships are part of broader changes within British politics such as the rise of the audit culture and the growing role of the private firm as an organizational model. These changes affect not only the link with trade unions and policy-making but also attitudes to campaigning, financing and structuring the party. [author's draft abstract]
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hal-03417803 , version 1 (05-11-2021)



Florence Faucher. The party is over: the ‘Modernization’ of British Labour. Britain After Blair - The Legacy and the Future,, Aug 2007, Chicago, United States. ⟨hal-03417803⟩
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