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 & 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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