"Jeremy Corbyn has re-packaged socialism into something progressive and essential, something that isn't archaic as we've been told it is for so long. Striving for justice and fairness isn't a sign of our weakness but the sign of our great strength. That's The Corbyn Effect for me and this book explains why." - Maxine Peake
Labour's performance in the June 2017 General Election came as a surprise to almost everyone. Few, from the most committed supporters of Jeremy Corbyn to seasoned political commentators, expected the Labour vote share to rise so
dramatically and seats to be won with such substantial swings.
The Corbyn Effect is the first serious attempt to understand this exciting new phenomenon in British politics. In specially- commissioned essays, writers, academics and activists from across political generations explore the meaning,
limitations and potential of Corbynism. How has Corbyn changed the Labour Party? Is his support inside and outside the party likely to last? What can we expect a Corbyn government to achieve?
Mark Perryman was the editor of both The Blair Agenda and The Moderniser's Dilemma in the 1990s. A regular contributor on Corbynism to a variety of left-wing publications, Mark has also written widely on Englishness and the politics of national identity. He lives and works in Lewes, East Sussex.
Keynote Essay Mark Perryman Across a crowded room Understanding 08.06.17 Andrew Gamble The rise and fall of Mayism Jeremy Gilbert The roots and results of the Corbyn surge Jessica Garland Labour's new model activism Gerry Hassan Scotland vs the rest The Framing of Corbynism Hilary Wainwright Can Labour ever be Labour united Des Freedman It's The Sun wot won't win it Eliane Glaser The authenticity of hope Monique Charles Grime Labour The Limits of Corbynism Sue Goss The Labour tribe Marina Prentoulis Lessons from Syriza Jo Littler Meritocracy vs universalism Phil Burton-Cartledge The Labour Party as a social movement The Potential of Corbynism Maya Goodfellow No more racing to the bottom Paul Surridge Mapping a Labour target seat strategy James Dorran The Road to, and from, PASOKIfication Jack Kellam The perils of being left and populist