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Democratic DriftMajoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom$
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Matthew Flinders

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001

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Old Labour, New Labour, ‘Blair Paradox’

Old Labour, New Labour, ‘Blair Paradox’

(p.35) Chapter 3 Old Labour, New Labour, ‘Blair Paradox’
Democratic Drift

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The Labour Party has traditionally been aligned with a power‐hoarding model of democracy and its rhetorical commitment to constitutional reform in the mid‐1990s was largely an act‐contingent strategy to win power.

Keywords:   executive politics, strategic manipulation, majoritarian modification, New Labour, Blair paradox, constitutional reform, Westminster model, constitutional history

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