Strength in Division: Left-Right Antagonism and the Practice of ‘Split Leadership’

Renewal - ISSN 0968-5211
Volume 24 Number 4 (2016)

Strength in Division: Left-Right Antagonism and the Practice of ‘Split Leadership’
Christian Schemmel, David Owen, pages -

Abstract

Machiavelli’s insight is one that the Labour Party, in the midst of its current travails, would do well to remember. The history of the Labour Party is also one of antagonism between opposed forces. Simplifying somewhat, we can see the recent implosion as a recurrence of a tension that has structured the history of the party from its inception. This tension plays out between a Left that is focused on Labour as a transformative social movement, and a Right that is focused on the acquisition of parliamentary power (with plenty of folk in between). 

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Christian Schemmel, David Owen (2016) Strength in Division: Left-Right Antagonism and the Practice of ‘Split Leadership’, Renewal, 24(4), -

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