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Published: 19 February 2004

224 Pages | 1 Line drawings, unspecified

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719065996

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The Third Way and beyond

Criticisms, futures and alternatives

Sarah Hale, Will Leggett, and Luke Martell

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The Third Way has become the guiding philosophy for New Labour and centre-left parties and governments across the globe, and this innovative collection embarks on a critical examination of this key concept
  • Drawing on expert contributions from a range of disciplines and perspectives, the authors dissect the Third Way in theory and practice, assessing its legacy and suggesting alternatives
  • The book reviews the attempts to define the Third Way, examines what the Third Way implies for our understanding of economy and the state, and critically addresses the philosophical and practical implications of its attempt to use the term 'community'
  • The conclusion reviews how these critical insights might form a basis for alternative political projects
  • Written in a rigorous but accessible style, this interdisciplinary collection will be of use anyone with an interest in understanding the key idea behind New Labour and the contemporary centre-left

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