The Politics of Social Democracy: Issues, Dilemmas, and Future Directions for the Centre-Left

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Abstract

This book addresses the meaning of contemporary social democracy and how the centre-left is navigating through its current identity crisis, through a series of cases of social democratic and labour parties across Europe and the Anglosphere. The book examines the ideological, policy, electoral and organisational dilemmas facing the centre-left. Taking in cases including those from the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand, it outlines and explores the current and future trajectories of the family of centre-left parties. This text will be of key interest to students, scholars and interested readers of labour and social democratic politics, centre-left political parties, trade unions, the future of the centre-left, and more broadly to those studying political parties, European and comparative politics.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages311
ISBN (Electronic)9780429027109
ISBN (Print)9780367135447, 9780367135416
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • social democracy
  • Labour politics
  • centre-left
  • political parties

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