The Vote

The Vote

How It Was Won and How It Was Undermined

Book - 2005
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From the publisher's description: "Foot shows how vested interests in property first delayed and then fatally hobbled the progress of parliamentary democracy. He concentrates on the vital role played by direct action from below, and demonstrates how each defeat of rank-and-file resistance to ruling-class injustice was followed by retreat into parliamentary impotence. He exposes the gaps between what Labour ideas and action, promised and what Labour did, until disastrously, under New Labour, Labour policies became indistinguishable from those of the Tories. To explain this decline, he cites Labour's gradual abandonment of any aspiration to economic democracy, leaving political democracy to the mercies of economic hierarchy."
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2005
ISBN: 9780670915361
Characteristics: xiv, 505 p. ; 24 cm


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