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Paul Hirst: Associative Democracy (1994)

Paul Hirst was a sociologist and professor of social theory at Birkbeck College, London. In the 1970s and 1980s he was a leading advocate...

Michael Meacher: Diffusing Power (1992)

Michael Meacher was MP for Oldham for 45 years from 1970 until his death in 2015. Before becoming an MP he was an academic,...

Stan Newens – an East Londoner, socialist, internationalist and historian

Duncan Bowie on the life and work of the long-standing Chartist subscriber, MP and MEP, and champion of colonial freedom

David Blunkett and Bernard Crick: The Labour Party’s Aims and Values (1988)

In 1985, the Labour Party National Executive Committee commissioned a statement of ‘Principles and Beliefs’. The working party appointed to draft the document apparently...

Anthony Wright: Socialisms: Theories and Practices (1986)

At the time Wright wrote this book, he was a lecturer in political studies at Birmingham University. In 1979, he had written G D...

Michael Rustin: For a Pluralist Socialism (1985)

At the time this book was written, Rustin was a sociology lecturer at the Polytechnic of North London. He was a contributor to New...

Geoff Hodgson: The Democratic Economy (1984)

Geoff Hodgson was and is an academic economist who developed a libertarian socialist approach to economic management. He lectured at Newcastle and Manchester Polytechnics...

Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright: Beyond the Fragments (1979)

Subtitled "Feminism and the Making of Socialism", this collective set of essays was a sustained argument for applying the lessons of the experience of...

Tony Benn: Arguments for Socialism (1979)

Tony Benn, previously known as Anthony Wedgwood Benn, was a Minister in Wilson’s 1964-70 and 1974-7 governments and Callaghan’s 1977-9 government.  He was at...

Stuart Holland: The Socialist Challenge (1975)

Stuart Holland was an Oxford-educated economist, with degrees in history and economics, who on graduating worked with the economist Thomas Balogh and then in...

May Day Manifesto (1968)

The original draft of the manifesto was published in 1967, being revised for publication as a book by Penguin the following year. The original...