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The twentieth century saw social democracy emerge to become the dominant ideology of governance in Western Europe, and today its influence spreads far beyond the continent, reaching into the Global South. At the same time, however, social democracy appears to be on shakier ground than ever, its programs eroded by new geopolitical and sociopolitical realities. The Three Worlds of Social Democracy presents a view of the current state of social democracy through close looks at the experiences of social democratic parties and governments in Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, India, and South Africa. The contributors review the ideas and policies of the different parties and discuss efforts to deal with contemporary economic and social challenges. The result is a volume that will be of value to students of comparative politics even as it furthers the debate about the future of social democratic policies.
Number of Pages: 281
Genre: Political Science
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Street Date: September 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-0259