The Death of Social Democracy: Political Consequences in the 21st Century
Lavelle argues that the political-economic context of the 21st Century means that social democratic projects cannot be revived as a result of the pressures of economic decline since the end of the post-war boom, globalization, European integration and ideological developments in favour of the free market. These pressures have led social democrats to embrace neo-liberal policies and become threatened by minor parties and Independent politicians. Lavelle argues that social democracy cannot be resurrected and that its decline has increased popularity of minor parties and independents. The book uses case studies from Australia, the UK, Germany and Sweden.
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Introduction The Social Democratic Malaise
The Death of Social Democracy and its Political Consequences
Social Democracy and Neoliberalism
Explaining the Death of Social Democracy
Political Consequences of the Death of Social Democracy
The Death of Social Democracy in Australia
The Light on the Hill Extinguished
Political Consequences A Green Alternative to Social Democracy?
The Death of Social Democracy in Germany
Rescuing Standort Deutschland
Political Consequences The 1930s in Slow Motion
The Death of Social Democracy in Sweden
The Decline of the Swedish Model
Political Consequences The SAP Loses its Invincibility
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