[Edexcel] Unit 1 Government & Politics: Political Ideologies - Socialism

All about the Socialist political ideology

Includes:

  • What is socialism
  • History of socialism
  • Attlee's government
  • Blairism
  • New Labour vs Old Labour
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Socialism Jason Tran
Socialism Liberalism Conservatism A reaction to the industrial revolution ­ rejected
idea that the wealthy `deserve their wealth' because they created it. Government should focus
on society as a whole
Derived from the French Revolution and wanted the government to be strong and stable ­
thought that…

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Socialism #2 1/3/12 S2
Big Post War Reforms (Attlee's Government)
Soon, all the UK's political parties had adopted this idea of a `Social Democracy'.
Just like Attlee's old Labour government of 1945, both Conservative and Liberal parties adopted
these 3 key ideas = Consensus Politics/Period of Butskellism
Blairism
· Labour…

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This is a useful overview of the development of social democracy in the UK after 1945. Students looking at this should also look carefully at the era of Conservative governments, 1979 - 97 in order to understand the end of post-war consensus in key economic areas.

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Page 1

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Socialism Jason Tran
Socialism Liberalism Conservatism A reaction to the industrial revolution ­ rejected
idea that the wealthy `deserve their wealth' because they created it. Government should focus
on society as a whole
Derived from the French Revolution and wanted the government to be strong and stable ­
thought that…

Page 3

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Page 4

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Socialism #2 1/3/12 S2
Big Post War Reforms (Attlee's Government)
Soon, all the UK's political parties had adopted this idea of a `Social Democracy'.
Just like Attlee's old Labour government of 1945, both Conservative and Liberal parties adopted
these 3 key ideas = Consensus Politics/Period of Butskellism
Blairism
· Labour…

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Old Sir

Report

This is a useful overview of the development of social democracy in the UK after 1945. Students looking at this should also look carefully at the era of Conservative governments, 1979 - 97 in order to understand the end of post-war consensus in key economic areas.