The 'new' rhetoric of new labour in comparative perspective: a three-country discourse analysis

Jahn, D. and Henn, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1063-3544, 2000. The 'new' rhetoric of new labour in comparative perspective: a three-country discourse analysis. West European Politics, 23 (1), pp. 26-46. ISSN 0140-2382

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Abstract

Over the last two decades, social democratic-labour parties (SDLPs) have been confronted by various challenges which have had a dramatic impact upon their ideological orientation. Not least of which, these include emerging challenger parties, as well as the Neo-Liberal discourse of the New Right. In this paper, we compare the ideological positioning of three parties in Sweden, Germany, and particularly in Great Britain. We conclude that the ideological profile of 'New Labour' now largely mirrors those of other SDLPs. The results are based upon a content analysis of the 1994 (Germany and Sweden) and 1997 (Great Britain) election rhetorics in party manifestos and television debates. The analysis centres on the extent to which the three SDLPs refer to the discourses of Socialism, the Welfare State, Neo-Liberalism, and Ecologism.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: The 'new' rhetoric of new labour in comparative perspective: ideological election rhetorics of social democratic-labour parties in Sweden, Germany and Great Britain
Publication Title: West European Politics
Creators: Jahn, D. and Henn, M.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2000
Volume: 23
Number: 1
ISSN: 0140-2382
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NumberType
10.1080/01402380008425350DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:16
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6274

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