Social democracy after the crisis in Europe and the crisis of social democracy

Martell, Luke (2013) Social democracy after the crisis in Europe and the crisis of social democracy. Renewal: a journal of social democracy, 21 (4). pp. 31-38. ISSN 0968-252X

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Abstract

There is a crisis of social democracy in terms of the prevalence of its ideas, policies and institutions. There is also a crisis in Europe, which is economic, political and social. This article discusses where social democracy could be going in the context of these crises. It argues that social democracy could rediscover some of its historical tenets and approaches in response to the problems in Europe. At the same time it can rethink its approach on issues such as work and migration, seeking the redistribution of work and encouraging immigration for its economic and social benefits. These would have knock-on effects for climate change and mobilising the young for social democracy. On the bases of the crisis in Europe and the crisis of social democracy, social democrats can both rediscover and rethink where they are going.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
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Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 08:32
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2017 16:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44690

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