Conclusion
in Labour and the politics of Empire
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book provides the neglected forces of nation; empire and race exerted a far more profound influence upon Labour politics in Britain and Australia between 1900 and 2010 than is suggested in the relevant literature. It discusses the questions of nation; empire and race were at the heart of the New Commonwealth, formed in 1901. The Australian labour movement, especially the precocious Australian Labour Party (ALP), played a major role in shaping the characteristics and early development of the New Commonwealth. The book explains Labour's poor overall electoral performance in Australia and its more mixed record in Britain in terms of a combination of 'traditional', 'revisionist', neglected and new factors. Between 1996-97 and 2007 the fortunes of the ALP and British Labour Party (BLP) were reversed.

Labour and the politics of Empire

Britain and Australia 1900 to the present

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