In the Name of Social Democracy

The Great Transformation, 1945 to the Present
Product Number: EB00638276
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781784787974
Publisher: Verso
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Following the locust years of the neo-liberal revolution, social democracy was the great victor at the fin-de-siEcleelections. Today, parties descended from the Second International hold office throughout the European Union, while the Right appears widely disorientated by the dramatic "modernisation" of a political tradition dating back to the nineteenth century. The focal point of Gerassimos Moschonas's study is the emergent "new social democracy" of the twenty-first century. As Moschonas demonstrates, change has been a constant of social-democratic history: the core dominant reformist tendency of working-class politic notwithstanding, capitalism has transformed social democracy more than it has succeeded in transforming capitalism. Now, in the "great transformation" of recent years, a process of "de-social-democratization" has been set in train, affecting every aspect of the social-democratic phenomenon, from ideology and programs to organization and electorates. Analytically incisive and empirically meticulous, In the Name of Social Democracywill establish itself as the standard reference work on the logic and dynamics of a major mutation in European politics.

Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2016

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