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Hickson, Kevin 1974-

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Works: 24 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 5,471 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Designer, ed
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Most widely held works by Kevin Hickson
New Labour, old Labour : the Wilson and Callaghan governments, 1974-79 by Kevin Hickson( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They compare all the key aspects of the political thought and policy of the Wilson-Callaghan Government of 1979 with the Blair Government making this book essential reading for all of those interested in how Labour, both past and present, governs. Vernon Bogdanor, Brasenose College, University of Oxford Steven Fielding, Centre for Contemporary History and Politics, University of Salford Ed Gouge, Centre for British Go
Labour's thinkers : the intellectual roots of labour from Tawney to Gordon Brown by Matt Beech( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Labour's Thinkers' seeks to examine the key ideas emphasised by the twelve individuals whom the authors judge to have made the most significant development to the political thought of the Labour Party since the 1930s. Hickson and Beech argue the Labour Party is a party of values but often not of ideas. The number of people involved in the serious discussion of ideas in the Labour Party is relatively small and intellectuals are often viewed with suspicion in what is, or was, a party set up to represent the interests of the working classes. The formulation and development of ideas are therefore crucial to understanding the outcomes of the Labour Party's internal struggles and the basis of the party's appeal. 'Labour's Thinkers' highlights influential and, at times, controversial figures involved in the battle of socialist ideas in the Labour Party thus exploring concepts, such as equality, liberty, community, power, the state, ownership and patriotism
Conservative thinkers : the key contributors to the political thought of the modern Conservative Party by Mark Garnett( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on Harold Macmillan; Rab Butler and the One Nation Group; Quintin Hogg, Lord Hailsham; Enoch Powell; Angus Maude; Keith Joseph; the Traditionalists; Ian Gilmour and the Wets; John Redwood; and David Willettts
The socialist way : social democracy in contemporary Britain by Roy Hattersley( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2010, the Labour Party of Great Britain suffered its worst General Election defeat since the 1930s (with one exception), bringing to an end thirteen years of New Labour government. Since then, the debate over both the legacy of New Labour and the future direction of the party has been widespread, yet so far there has been little consideration from a social democratic perspective. The chapters in this book cover a wide range of issues and provide new perspectives in the areas of economic, social and foreign policy with a central focus on the defense of the state. The chapters on the economy put forward a strategy for economic growth through industrial democracy and collective ownership, whilst in terms of social policy a more radical agenda than New Labour's is advocated, underpinned by stronger notions of social justice, equality and welfare rights. In the context of growing nationalist sentiments and calls for Scottish independence, this book sets out the importance of central state activity, the promotion of a public service ethos and civil liberties and a social democratic approach to the increasingly important issue of national identity. Finally, it sets out an alternative agenda on foreign and defense policy including the promotion of international development and human rights and a reformed Europe. Containing high-profile contributions from journalists, academics, policy-makers and think tanks, The Socialist Way provides new directions for electoral success and argues that there is not a trade-off between power and principle."--Publisher's website
The struggle for Labour's soul : understanding Labour's political thought since 1945( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors, ranging from Chancellor Gordon Brown to the Guardian newspaper's Polly Toybee, discuss the Labour Party's political philosophy and address key topics like globalization, constitutional reform, equality and the 'third way'
The political thought of the Conservative Party since 1945 by Kevin Hickson( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the political, economic and social thought of the Conservative Party since 1945, this book contains examinations of the major ideological positions since WWII, analysis of a number of cross-cutting issues and contains personal commentaries from leading figures within the Party
British party politics and ideology after New Labour( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties. With major players responding to the arguments raised in each chapter, the book will be a must-read for anyone interested in or teaching British politics"--Provided by publisher
Rebuilding social democracy : core principles for the centre left by Kevin Hickson( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming Social Democracy is the first major reappraisal of social democracy on the centre-left since election of Jeremy Corbyn. With a foreword by Lord Hain, it examines its foundational principles and identifies the values needed to find a route back to political credibility for Labour
The IMF crisis of 1976 and British politics by Kevin Hickson( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The IMF crisis of 1976 was a seminal event in British political history, with the government seen as going 'cap in hand' to the International Monetary Fund in order to avert financial meltdown. This text uses original source material in order to identify the economic thought and practice which caused the crisis
The political thought of the Liberals and Liberal Democrats since 1945( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides a comprehensive analysis of the post-war political thought of the Liberals and Liberal Democrats to date
Harold Wilson : the unprincipled Prime Minister? : reappraising Harold Wilson by Andrew S Crines( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Preface - Sir Gerald Kaufman MP -- Foreword - George Howarth MP -- Introduction - Andrew S. Crines and Kevin Hickson -- Part One: Themes -- 1: WILSON AND BRITISH SOCIALISM -- 2: WILSON AND SOCIAL CHANGE -- 3: 1966: AN OPPORTUNITY SQUANDERED -- 4: WILSON AS ORATOR -- 5: WILSON AND THE CONSERVATIVES -- Part Two: Policies -- 6: ECONOMIC POLICY -- 7: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS -- 8: EDUCATION POLICY -- 9: SOCIAL POLICY -- 10: SOCIAL AND SEXUAL LIBERALISATION -- 11: SPORT POLICY: AN UNHERALDED SUCCESS STORY -- 12: HAROLD WILSON AND THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION -- 13: DEVOLUTION -- 14: NORTHERN IRELAND -- 15: FOREIGN AND DEFENCE POLICY -- 16: EUROPEAN INTEGRATION -- Part Three: Perspectives -- 17: A VIEW FROM THE LEFT -- 18: A VIEW FROM THE CENTRE -- 19: A VIEW FROM THE RIGHT -- 20: WILSON IN HISTORY -- RETROSPECT -- Index -- Copyright
John Major : an unsuccessful Prime Minister? : reappraising John Major( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Major's prime ministership was an eventful one. Between 1990 and 1997 he presided over Britain's participations in the Gulf War, the start of the Northern Ireland peace process, the Maastricht Treaty negotiations and, of course, Black Wednesday and Britain's exit from the ERM, as well as a surprise fourth consecutive election victory for the Conservative Party. An Unsuccessful Prime Minister is the first wide-ranging appraisal of John Major's government in nearly two decades. Widely criticised by politicians on the right of the Conservative Party and from the other political parties as well as by journalists, Major's government was living on borrowed time towards the end, beset by splits over Europe and by allegations of sleaze before being crushed by New Labour in the 1997 general election. This book reconsiders the role of John Major as Prime Minister and the policy achievements of his government, and argues that although it was not one of the greatest of governments it did have more success than critics would allow."--Provided by publisher
The political thought of the Labour Party by Raymond Plant( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British party politics and ideology after New Labour( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together academics and politicians to debate the intellectual roots of the ideas that currently drive the main UK political parties. With major players responding to the arguments raised in each chapter, the book will be a must-read for anyone interested in or teaching British politics"--Provided by publisher
An unsuccessful prime minister? : reappraising John Major( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guys in the truck( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labour's vision of an independent Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report on the archaeological monitoring programme during redevelopment of 25 Sorrell Street, Parramatta, N.S.W. by Edward A. K Higginbotham( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Warm words or real change? : examining the evolution of Conservative Party social policy since 1997 by Benjamin Williams( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis seeks to address to what extent the Conservative Party has re-ignited its interest in the broad sphere of social policy since 1997, which some political commentators believe the party neglected following the demise of the 'years of consensus' from the mid-1970s onwards. Having experienced one of its worst ever general election defeats in 1997, the Conservative Party spent an unfamiliar thirteen years in opposition, providing an original context to this study. During its sustained exile from national office until 2010, the party reviewed the perception of its primarily economic policy agenda, and it has subsequently revised its position on various social issues from the late 1990s onwards. Following the introduction, the first four chapters provide a broad theoretical framework to the overall academic study that identifies the key ideas, theories and ideological traditions that have shaped and influenced Conservative Party policy-making since the emergence of mass democracy in the early 20th century. Links are subsequently made with key policies and attitudes that have been associated with the Conservatives while in office throughout the 20th century. The three further chapters are more policy-orientated and seek to link such ideas and ideological influences with practical policy-making while in power, with specific contemporary areas of social policy highlighted as case studies. Chapters five to seven subsequently highlight some notable social policy initiatives that the post-2010 Conservative-led government has developed in opposition and pursued in power, The Big Society, The Free Schools programme and the reform of the NHS, and they are framed within the context of David Cameron's depiction of the 'broken society'. Each chapter offers a rigorous concluding judgment relating to just how much 'change' the modern Conservative Party appears to have initiated within this particular policy sphere. In chronological terms, the thesis addresses the social policy-making agendas of recent governments in order to make comparative analysis. The administrations led by Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, dating consecutively from 1979, alongside the David Cameron-led coalition from 2010, are therefore the key periods of modern government focused upon. However, as the thesis title suggests, specific attention is given to the evolution of Conservative Party social policy development from 1997 onwards. Having made the link between ideas, ideology and theory to practical contemporary policy developments over seven rigorously constructed chapters, an attempt to reach a measured judgment is then provided. The central question of the thesis and the initial issues raised within the introductory chapter are again focused on, and the extent to which the Conservative Party has changed within this particular policy area is explicitly addressed throughout the concluding section, as well as the various social, political and electoral dimensions that emerge in the process of constructing such a conclusion
 
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New Labour, old Labour : the Wilson and Callaghan governments, 1974-79
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Labour's thinkers : the intellectual roots of labour from Tawney to Gordon BrownConservative thinkers : the key contributors to the political thought of the modern Conservative PartyThe struggle for Labour's soul : understanding Labour's political thought since 1945The political thought of the Conservative Party since 1945British party politics and ideology after New LabourThe IMF crisis of 1976 and British politicsThe political thought of the Liberals and Liberal Democrats since 1945The political thought of the Labour PartyBritish party politics and ideology after New Labour
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