Rethinking European Social Democracy: A History of the Centre-Left in Northern and Southern Europe in the Late 20th Century

Alan Granadino (Editor), Stefan Nygård, Peter Stadius (Editor)

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With a combined focus on social democrats in Northern and Southern Europe, this book crucially broadens our understanding of the transformation of European social democracy from the mid-1970s to the early-1990s.

In doing so, it revisits the transformation of this ideological family at the end of the Cold War, and before the launch of Third Way politics, and examines the dynamics and power relations at play among European social democratic parties in a context of nascent globalization. The chronological, methodological and geographical approaches adopted allow for a more nuanced narrative of change for European social democracy than the hitherto dominant centric perspective.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of social democracy, the European Centre-left, political parties, ideologies, and more broadly to comparative politics and European politics and history.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages214
ISBN (Print) 978-1-032-02002-0, 978-1-032-02009-9
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-003-18143-9
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2022
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in European Politics

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Socialism
  • Europe
  • 20th century
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Political parties
  • right and left
  • Europe

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