Following its defeat in 2010, philosopher Maurice Glasman critiqued New Labour as statist and market fundamentalist. Considered the key thinker behind Blue Labour, he championed reclaiming traditions of reciprocity, mutualism and solidarity.
The emergence of Blue Labour has led to a discussion about the future direction for the British Labour Party, particularly around the role of the state. Blue Labour has not been without its critics, however, who have derided its emphasis on “flag, faith and family” as nostalgic and socially conservative.
Given the massive electoral challenges that the centre-left faces across the world, does Blue Labour offer any answers to its problems?
Join the ACT Fabians and ANU Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno in discussing whether Blue Labour offers any lessons for Australia.
Event date: Thursday, 19 April 2012
Location: Smiths Bookstore, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra City, 2601
(opposite city Post Office), ACT
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Email RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org