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Global Statesman

How Gordon Brown Took New Labour to the World

David M. Webber

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Revisits Gordon Brown's decade as the New Labour Chancellor and his crucial but neglected attempts to eliminate global poverty

From DFID to Brown's own faith and social philosophy, Webber explores, problematises and critiques Brown's policies on overseas aid, Third-World debt and addressing HIV/AIDS.

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1. A Son of the Manse with a Missionary Zeal
2. A World of Challenge and Opportunity
3. Capitalising upon Globalisation
4. Building a ‘New Jerusalem’
5. A Matter of Life and Debt
6. Morals and Medicines
7. Coming to the Aid of Africa
8. Saving the World

About the Author

David Webber is Senior Lecturer in Football Studies in the School of Sport, Health & Social Science at Southampton Solent University. He has been published in the New Statesman and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport.


David Webber has written an important book on an important topic. He subjects Gordon Brown’s core political economy, both as Chancellor and Prime Minister and both in its domestic and global contexts, to rigorous and deserved scrutiny. Brown is praised and criticised en route, but above all he is understood.

- Anthony Payne, University of Sheffield

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