After The New Social Democracy

Author: Tony Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847795722
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After The New Social Democracy from the Author: Tony Fitzpatrick. Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years, especially under the influence of the "Third Way". Not everyone is convinced however, that "Third Way" social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This title considers this dissent and offers an alternative approach. Bringing together a range of social and political theories, this book engages with some of the most important contemporary debates regarding the present direction and future of the Left. Drawing upon egalitarian, feminist and environmental ideas it proposes that the social democratic tradition can be renewed but only if the dominance of conservative ideas is challenged more effectively. It explores a number of issues with this aim in mind, including justice, the state, democracy, new technologies, future generations and the advances in genetics. Lively and authoritative, this study offers a distinctive contribution to political ideas. It should appeal to all of those interested in politics, philosophy, social policy and social studies.

After New Labour

Author: W. Leggett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230503845
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After New Labour from the Author: W. Leggett. What's Left after New Labour? This timely book assesses the legacy of both the Third Way and its critics. Analysing the relationship between social theory and political strategy, it outlines the basis of a post-New Labour project. This reconnects with the concerns of the Left, while preserving what was important in the Third Way. Collapsing the boundaries between sociology and political science, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in centre-left renewal.

The Third Way And Beyond

Author: Sarah Hale
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1847790852
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The Third Way And Beyond from the Author: Sarah Hale. This collections brings together expert contributions to dissect the key political concept of the Third Way in theory and practice, assessing its development and legacy and suggesting criticisms and alternatives.

Social Democracy Welfare Capitalism

Author: Alexander M. Hicks
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801485565
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Social Democracy Welfare Capitalism from the Author: Alexander M. Hicks. What has brought about the widespread public provision of welfare and income security within free-market liberalism? Some social scientists have regarded welfare as a preindustrial atavism; others, as a functional requirement of industrial society. Most recently, scholars have stressed the reformist actions of center-left parties during the decades following World War II, the workings of "new" post-industrial politics lately, and a multifaceted role of politics and state institutions overall. Alexander Hicks thoroughly revises these views, stressing the enduring significance of class organizations, however politically embedded, from the era of Bismark until the present.Social Democracy and Welfare Capitalism describes and explains income security programs in affluent and democratic capitalist nations, from the proto-democratic innovators of the 1880s to the globally buffeted democracies of the 1990s. Hicks's account stresses the reformist role of employee political and economic organization and derivative institutions, in particular, social democratic parties, labor unions, and neo-corporatist arrangements. These forces, arrayed as the elements of a transnational and century-long social democratic movement, give direction and continuity to the emergence, development, and contestation of income security policies.

Social Democratic Party Policies In Contemporary Europe

Author: Giuliano Bonoli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134408919
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Social Democratic Party Policies In Contemporary Europe from the Author: Giuliano Bonoli. The end of the twentieth century saw an unprecedented coincidence of electoral success for social democratic parties in western Europe leading to intensive discussion on the future of this new European left. The debates often centred on the notion of a 'Third way' and generated major expectations for policy change among social democratic politicians and voters. The authors collected here examine the recent social and employment policies of these progressive parties, looking for change in the guiding principles of policy and on actual policy decisions. They show how the maxims of demand management and egalitarianism have been replaced by social investment and equality of opportunity and demonstrate the full extent of convergence on policies such as employment maximization, the containment of social expenditure and a shift towards a social investment welfare state.

Social Democracy

Author: Hans Keman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351679422
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Social Democracy from the Author: Hans Keman. The Social Democratic party family is a central part of political life in the West. This book focuses on this party family as well as a unique political force in the industrialised world. It provides a critical comparative survey of when, where, how and why Social Democracy developed within established capitalist democracies. The book explains the electoral fortunes of Social Democratic parties, the influence of the party system dynamics and co-operation between parties in government. It examines the ideological tensions within Social Democratic parties between socialists and reformists and its ramifications for pursuing a ‘better and kinder’ world. This study also discusses the recent state of affairs and its mission in the 21st century. The book features a comparative analysis of 21 cases from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the United States. It will be of key interest to students and scholars of public policy, comparative politics, party politics and democracy studies.

The Great Forgetting

Author: Jack Lawrence Luzkow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719098459
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The Great Forgetting from the Author: Jack Lawrence Luzkow. The Great Forgetting: The Past, Present, and Future of Social Democracy and the Welfare State reminds us that we were much happier when we were more equal, shared common goals, and trusted that government would be there for all of us when we needed it. The Great Forgetting emphasises that economic policy must be about more than getting government out of the way so some people can enrich themselves-often at the expense of the rest of us. The Great Forgetting explodes the myth that globalisation is the cause of inequality and that the state can do little to protect us. It demonstrates that the 1 percent are not the wealth creators they claim to be; they own much of their wealth through inheritance, tax concessions, and the ability to protect wealth in tax havens or through investments abroad. Inequality is lethal, but it can be fixed by a state that belongs to all of us and not just the 1 percent who use their wealth to acquire the political power that we once shared more. The Great Forgetting is dedicated to the 99 percent. It should appeal to everybody who wants to stop coddling the super-rich and who worries about her future retirement, or the healthcare of her family. The Great Forgetting suggests a way forward by urging people to reclaim the political power that should be theirs by right. The Great Forgetting would be an excellent supplement or primary text for undergraduate and graduate courses on contemporary history, politics, economy, political thought, and even business.

21st Century Political Science A Reference Handbook

Author: John T Ishiyama
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483305465
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21st Century Political Science A Reference Handbook from the Author: John T Ishiyama. Request a free trial of SAGE Knowledge to sample this title and many more! Via 99 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on political science highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook serves as an authoritative reference source that meets students' research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. An editorial advisory board comprised of eminent scholars from various subfields, many of whom are also award-winning teachers, selected the most important general topics in the discipline. The two volumes are divided into six major parts: 1) General Approaches of Political Science; 2) Comparative Politics; 3) International Relations; 4) Political Science Methodology; 5) Political Thought; and 6) American Politics. A section on identity politics includes chapters on topics such as Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Gender and Politics; Religion and Politics; and LGBT Issues/ Queer Theory. This two-volume resource makes fairly complex approaches in political science accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students.

The Politics Of Post Industrial Welfare States

Author: Klaus Armingeon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134179103
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The Politics Of Post Industrial Welfare States from the Author: Klaus Armingeon. This new study assesses the welfare state to ask key questions and draw new conclusions about its place in modern society. It shows how the welfare states that we have inherited from the early post-war years had one main objective: to protect the income of the male breadwinner. Today, however, massive social change, in particular the shift from industrial to post-industrial societies and economies, have resulted in new demands being put on welfare states. These demands originate from situations that are typical of the new family and labour market structures that have become widespread in western countries since the 1970s and 1980s, characterised by the clear prevalence of service employment and by the massive entry of women in the labour market. Against this background, this book: * presents a precise and clear definition of 'new social risks'. A concept being increasingly used in welfare state literature. * focuses on the groups that are mostly exposed to new social risks (women, the young, the low-skilled) in order to study their political behaviour. * assesses policymaking processes that can lead to successful adaptation. It covers key areas such as child care, care for elderly people, adapting pensions to atypical career patterns, active labour market policies, and policy making at the EU level. This book will be of great interest for all students and scholars of politics, sociology and the welfare state in particular.

The Death Of Social Democracy

Author: Ashley Lavelle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317036379
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The Death Of Social Democracy from the Author: Ashley Lavelle. Whereas many writers and scholars interested in the field of social democracy have focused on factors such as the role of economic globalization and electoral pressures, Ashley Lavelle explores the importance of the collapse of the post-war economic boom and lower growth rates since then. He examines how these pressures have led social democrats to embrace neo-liberal policies and become threatened by minor parties and independent politicians. Providing an original argument about the decline of social democracy, the author investigates how its decline has increased the popularity of minor parties and independents, along with the reasons for social democratic membership and electoral decline. This is an important book for scholars of social democracy and the broader themes of world politics, political parties, social movements and globalization.