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Social Democracy

Global and National Perspectives


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Social Democracy
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How are the policies, meaning and ideology of social democracy changing and what is the context for this change? To what extent are social democratic parties converging or diverging according to national traditions? What criticism are there of recent social democracy and what alternatives exist? This book offers a distinctive approach to answering these questions. By drawing on a wide range of political and ideological perspectives, the contributors have produced an interdisciplinary work of theoretical and empirical value. They analyze developments in social democracy against the background of globalization, Europeanization and different national traditions. The perspectives range from the critical to the sympathetic, including discussion of where social democracy is going, as well as the argument that it provides no future for radical politics at all.

Author Biography

LUKE MARTELL is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sussex. He is author of Ecology and Society, co-editor of The Sociology of Politics and co-author of New Labour: Politics after Thatcherism. He has published articles on socialism, neo-liberalism, New Labour and social movements.
Release date NZ
September 25th, 2001
Edited by Luke Martell
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
VIII, 239 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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