Remoralizing Britain? Paperback

Social, ethical and theological perspectives on new labour

by Peter Manley Scott, Christopher Baker, Elaine L Graham

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Remoralizing Britain?

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On seeking office and in coming to power, New Labour presented its vision for Britain in moral terms. During the course of the New Labour administration, further moral themes have been introduced: responsibility and respect, the merits of local government and self-governance, and the moral imperative to confront threats of 'terror' from abroad. This moral agenda, with its apparently religious roots, has been much noted, but not much discussed. The political phenomenon of New Labour requires the disciplines of theology and ethics, as well as social theory and politics, to be properly understood and assessed. Drawing together for the first time theorists from a range of disciplines and commitments, this interdisciplinary collection offers a reckoning of this New Labour decade.

As such, it has four central research questions: What is the nature of this remoralising? What are its sources? How effective has it been and what difference has this moral discourse made? What can be learned from Blairism about the relationship between faith, morals and governance?

Peter Manley Scott is Senior Lecturer in Christian Social Thought and Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute, University of Manchester.

Christopher R. Baker is Director of Research for the William Temple Foundation and Lecturer in Urban Theology at the University of Manchester, UK.

Elaine L. Graham is Samuel Ferguson Professor of Social and Pastoral Theology, University of Manchester, UK.

Remoralizing Britain? by Peter Manley Scott; Christopher Baker; Elaine L Graham was published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in March 2009 and is our 65829th best seller. The ISBN for Remoralizing Britain? is 9780826424655.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc (March 2009)
EditorPeter Manley Scott; Christopher Baker; Elaine L Graham
Number of Pages240
Thickness232 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1650292
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