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Social Democratic Party Policies in Contemporary Europe : In Contemporary Europe - Giuliano Bonoli

Social Democratic Party Policies in Contemporary Europe

In Contemporary Europe

By: Giuliano Bonoli (Editor)

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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 They show how the maxims of demand management and egalitarianism have been replaced by social investment and equality of opportunity and demonstrate the full extent of convergence on policies such as employment maximization, the containment of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 in Europe / Martin Powell -- Policy changes of European social democrats, 1945-98 / Andrea Volkens -- Models of citizenship and social democratic policies / Dietmar Braun and Olivier Giraud -- Social policy in Belgium and the Netherlands / Renaat Hoop -- Portuguese socialists and the third way / Marina Costa Lobo and Pedro C. Magalhaes -- Turning ideas into policies / Martin Hering -- Social and employmnet policies of the Jospin government / Ben Clift -- Third way in welfare state reform? / Karen Anderson and Traute Meyer -- Why do social democratic parties change employment policy positions? / Monika Feigl-Heihs -- From "Eurokeynesianism" to the "Third Way" / Andreas Aust -- Social democratic party policies in Europe / Giuliano Bonoli.

ISBN: 9780203130032
ISBN-10: 0203130030
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 27th November 2003