New Labour - unemployed disabled etc should be addressed by the state • State should remove the causes of this exclusion and at the very least

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New Labour During 1980s and 1990s, 3 successive Labour leaders moved party towards social democracy , known as the third way. As the party absorbed the new ideas, it became known as New Labour . New name, new start, new support. First way = traditional socialism (state ownership of business, extensive welfare state, strong trade unions, high taxes) Second way = Thatcherism policies (free market capitalism, individual self- interest, reduced role of state, free labour markets, low taxes) Third Way: Free Market Capitalism – most effective way of producing wealth. State  should only step in when capitalism is failing, or it is against the public  interest.  The problems of the ‘Socially Excluded’ (ie. Lone parents, long-term 
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Unformatted text preview: unemployed, disabled, etc) should be addressed by the state • State should remove the causes of this exclusion and at the very least ensure a minimum standard of living for everyone. • Active citizenship should be promoted – actively supporting the welfare of one’s local community. All citizens should play their part. • Education must be valued as it is the base on which we go on to live our lives. • Law and Order is a key principle. Authoritarian ideas are encouraged. • An ‘ethical foreign policy’ – ie. An active opposition to regimes that deny human rights and democracy. Page 1 of 1 12-May-09...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PPE PPE taught by Professor None during the Summer '08 term at Oxford University.

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