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Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left

Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left (Hardback)

By Griffiths, Dr Simon

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Friedrich Hayek is a founding figure of the neo-liberalism that flourished in the 1980s; his work influenced policy on the right and was at odds with contemporary socialism. So how did the left come to rethink Hayek's work? And is that significant to today's parties in post-crisi...s politics? Engaging Enemies thoroughly examines the response of the British left to the rise of Hayek's pro-market theory. It explores the importance of attempts by the British left to rethink Hayek, and even to co-opt elements of his thought, and reveals how this encounter disrupts the link between markets and the right, and the state and the left. The book goes on to show how the left's engagement with Hayek influenced New Labour, providing the tools to pursue a pro-market, pro-social justice agenda. Beyond its historical narrative, the book highlights the lessons we can learn from the left's engagement with Hayek's work as the faith in pro-market arguments has collapsed during economic crisis. The limits of the left's engagement with Hayek and other neo-liberals before 1997 contain important warnings for today's political thinkers.
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ISBN 9781783481064
Released AU 15 Oct 2014
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Internati
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781783481064
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Internati
Imprint Rowman & Littlefield International
Released 15 Oct 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Griffiths, Dr Simon
Category Political Science & Theory
Liberalism & Centre Democratic Ideologies
Political Structure & Processes
Number of Pages 202
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 320.510941
Weight 413g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Liberalism, Socialism - Great Britain, Hayek, Friedrich A. von, Neoliberalism - Great Britain, Great Britain - Economic policy - 20th century
NBS Text Political Ideologies & Parties
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly