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Fragments in the Ruins: The Renewal of Social Democracy

David Coats
Format
Book
Published
London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
1786608332, 9781786608338
Summary
"Mainstream social democrats have struggled to hold this own since the global financial crisis. Some established parties have been swept off the political stage while others have seen catastrophic falls in their vote shares. Writing from a distinctively British perspective, David Coats looks to pinpoint the reasons for this decline and offer an optimistic outlook, arguing that social democracy still represents the best hope for affluent societies to secure the values of the Enlightenment. He also makes the case that the Labour party is most successful when it is open pluralist and disengaged from arid internal wrangling. Rather than offering a comprehensive policy agenda, the author calls for a discussion engaging all legitimate strains in the social democratic tradition, outlining a series of questions that Labour must answer if it is to secure a general election victory"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents
  • The world turned upside down: a story about the past and the present
  • What is Labour for?
  • Labour as the party of work and workers: a social democratic political economy?
  • Questions for the Left: challenges for the 2020s.
Description
xii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes
  • "Policy Network."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-162).
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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