After the Third Way: The Future of Social Democracy in Europe (Policy Network)

After the Third Way: The Future of Social Democracy in Europe (Policy Network)

By: Olaf Cramme (editor), Patrick Diamond (editor)Hardback

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The social democratic parties were once the strongest political forces in Europe. Today, however, they appear disorientated and rudderless, crucially lacking the ideological, intellectual and organisational vitality which underpinned their strength in the post-war political landscape. Electorally marginalised, seemingly ideologically exhausted and often out-of-step with the contemporary zeitgeist, European social democracy is currently in profound need of revision and renewal - potentially its very existence as a political force is under threat. This book marks a serious attempt to forge the intellectual backbone of a renewed social democracy fit for the twenty-first century. Bringing together leading academics, political thinkers and policy experts, it offers a new and original perspective on ideological and policy innovation and will be invaluable reading for anyone interested in the future of social democracy.

About Author

Olaf Cramme is Director of Policy Network. Previously, he was Lecturer in European Politics at London Metropolitan University and worked as a Parliamentary Researcher at the Houses of Parliament. He has published widely on global governance, the future of the European Union and European social democracy. He holds a PhD in European Studies from London Metropolitan University and studied history, politics and international relations at the University of Heidelberg and at the University Paris-Sorbonne. Patrick Diamond is Senior Research Fellow at Policy Network. He is also a Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford. He was formerly Head of Policy Planning in 10 Downing Street and Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. Diamond has spent ten years as a Special Adviser in various roles at the heart of British Government, including No. 10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, the Northern Ireland Office, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) where he served as Group Director of Strategy. Tobias Durr is a German political scientist and journalist. He Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Berliner Republik". He holds a PhD from the Georg-August-Universitat, Gottingen and writes regularly for the media, including the newspaper Die Zeit.


Preface Olaf Cramme & Patrick Diamond The Guiding Purpose of Centre-Left Politics 1 From Fatalism to Fraternity: Governing Purpose and the Good Society Patrick Diamond, Policy Network 2 Social Democracy in a Global Era Luke Martell, University of Sussex Policy Predicaments 3 The Mechanics of Markets: Politics, Economics and Finance John Kay, London School of Economics 4 Debt and Deficits: The Quest for Economic Competence Andrew Gamble, University of Cambridge 5 Social Democracy at the End of the Welfare State? Peter Gooby-Taylor, University of Kent 6 Building Sustainable Solidarity: Institutional Legitimacy and Social Trust Bo Rothstein, Gothenburg University 7 Progress and Social Policy: Two and a Half Cheers for Education Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona 8 Social Cohesion, Culture Politics and the Impact of Migration Mark Elchardus, University of Brussels & Rene Cuperus, Wiardi Beckman Stichting 9 Identity, Community and a Politics of Recognition Mike Kenny, University of Sheffield Governance and Politics 10 The Politics of European Integration Olaf Cramme, Policy Network 11 After the Mass Party: Progressive Coalitions for a Fragmented Left? Frank Decker & Volker Best, University of Bonn 12 Back to the Future: Towards a Red-Green Politics John McTernan, political strategist 13 The Squeezed Middle and the New Inequality Liam Byrne, UK Labour Party 14 Coming to terms with the Challenges to Internationalism John Lloyd, The Financial Times 15 Citizen Engagement and the Quest for Solidarity Henry Tam, Cambridge University 16 Cooperation, Creativity and Equality: Key Concepts for a New Social Democratic Era Robert Misik, independent political analyst & Tobias Durr, Berliner Republik Afterword Olaf Cramme & Patrick Diamond

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  • ISBN13: 9781848859920
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781848859920
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 1848859929

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