After the Third Way : the future of social democracy in Europe /
Contributor(s): Diamond, Patrick (ed.)Publisher: London, U.K. I.B. Tauris 2012Description: xv, 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 1848859937; ; 9781848859937Subject(s): Socialism Cross-cultural Studies | Political Parties | Right And Left (political Science) | Welfare State Europe | Democracy | Politics | Global Economy | The Third WayDDC classification: 324.24075 AFT
Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: The Guiding Purpose of Centre-Left Politics -- 1.From Fatalism to Fraternity: Governing Purpose and the Good Society / Patrick Diamond -- 2.Social Democracy in a Global Era / Luke Martell -- Policy Predicaments -- 3.Debt and Deficits: The Quest for Economic Competence / Andrew Gamble -- 4.The Mechanics of Markets: Politics, Economics and Finance / John Kay -- 5.Social Democracy at the End of the Welfare State? / Peter Taylor-Gooby -- 6.Equality, Social Trust and the Politics of Institutional Design / Bo Rothstein -- 7.Progress and Social Policy: Two-and-a-Half Cheers for Education / Lane Kenworthy -- 8.Social Cohesion, Culture Politics and the Impact of Migration / Mark Elchardus -- 9.Identity, Community and the Politics of Recognition / Michael Kenny -- Governance and Politics -- 10.The Power of European Integration: Choice and Purpose for Centre-Left Politics / Olaf Cramme -- 11.Back to the Future: Towards a Red-Green Politics / John McTernan -- 12.Globalisation Challenges to Centre-Left Internationalism / John Lloyd -- 13.The Squeezed Middle and the New Inequality / Liam Byrne -- 14.Citizen Engagement and the Quest for Solidarity / Henry Tam -- 15.Co-operation, Creativity and Equality: Key Concepts for a New Social Democratic Era / Robert Misik -- 16.Afterword: The New Social Democracy? / Patrick Diamond
The social democratic parties were once the strongest political forces in Europe. Today, however, they appear disoriented and rudderless, crucially lacking the ideological, intellectual, and organizational vitality which underpinned their strength in the post-war political landscape. Electorally marginalized, 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 21st century. Bringing together leading academics, political thinkers, and policy experts, After the Third Way 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.