Corbynism in Perspective

The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn

Edited by Andrew Crines

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ISBN 9781788212915
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ISBN 9781788212922
256 pages   |  234 x 156mm   |  24 June 2021


Jeremy Corbyn proved to be one of Labour’s most popular and yet one of its most divisive leaders amongst the membership. From his surprise election in 2015, to the subsequent challenges to his leadership, from his appearance at Glastonbury to his position on Europe, Corbyn has been characterised as both a hero and a villain. A conviction politician, determined to do things his way, he was leader of the opposition during the most fraught and difficult political times of modern history. And yet, despite opposing a minority government, Corbyn made little headway in uniting his own party and translating the country’s discontent into ballot success.

In this carefully researched collection of essays, Corbyn’s influence on and legacy for the party are assessed. Each chapter focuses on an aspect of his time in office, his approach, his political thought and policy formation in an attempt to posit what constitutes "Corbynism". Chapters assess his leadership style and ambiguity towards leadership competence, his attitude towards anti-Semitism and women in the party as well as his controversial foreign policy position.


Introduction: an academic study of Corbyn and Corbynism
Andrew Crines

1. Election (and re-election) of Jeremy Corbyn
Timothy Heppell and Thomas McMeeking

2. Corbynism? A coherent ideology?
Peter Kerr and Bradley Ward

3. Corbyn and Englishness
John Denham

4. Is Corbyn a populist?
David Jeffery

5. Corbynism as identity politics
Harry Fletcher

6. Corbyn and public services
Peter Dorey

7. Leadership style and party management
Mark Bennister and Ben Worthy

8. Corbyn and gender
Rosalynd Southern and Emily Harmer>/p>

9. Who are the Corbynites?
Glen O'Hara

10. Corbynomics: a political economy?
Daniela Tepe-Belfrage and Alex Nunn

11. Labour and Brexit under Corbyn
Eunice Goes

12. Corbyn and the constitution
Jake Watts

13. Foreign policy
Mark Garnett

14. Corbyn and Britain's Jews
Andrew Barclay

15. Corbyn and fandom
Penny Andrews

16. Corbynism in a historical perspective
Lise Butler

Andrew Crines

Author Information

Andrew Crines is Senior Lecturer in British Politics at the University of Liverpool.

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