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In What’s Left of the Left, distinguished scholars of European and U.S. politics consider how center-left political parties have fared since the 1970s. They explore the left’s responses to the end of the postwar economic boom, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the erosion of traditional party politics, the expansion of market globalization, and the shift to a knowledge-based economy. Their comparative studies of center-left politics in Scandinavia, France, Germany, southern Europe, post–Cold War Central and Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States emphasize differences in the goals of left political parties and in the political, economic, and demographic contexts in which they operate. The contributors identify and investigate the more successful center-left initiatives, scrutinizing how some conditions facilitated them, while others blocked their emergence or limited their efficacy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: The New World of the Center-Left
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. Part I: Ideas, Projects, and Electoral Realities
  1. Social Democracy’s Past and Potential Future
  2. Sheri Berman
  3. pp. 29-49
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  1. Historical Decline or Change of Scale? The Electoral Dynamics of European Social Democratic Parties, 1950–2009
  2. Gerassimos Moschonas
  3. pp. 50-86
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  1. Part II: Varieties of Social Democracy and Liberalism
  1. Once Again a Model: Nordic Social Democracy in a Globalized World
  2. Jonas Pontusson
  3. pp. 89-115
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  1. Embracing Markets, Bonding with America, Trying to Do Good: The Ironies of New Labour
  2. James Cronin
  3. pp. 116-140
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  1. Reluctantly Center-Left? : The French Case
  2. Arthur Goldhammer and George Ross
  3. pp. 141-161
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  1. The Evolving Democratic Coalition: Prospects and Problems
  2. Ruy Teixeira
  3. pp. 162-187
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  1. Party Politics and the American Welfare State
  2. Christopher Howard
  3. pp. 188-209
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  1. Grappling with Globalization: The Democratic Party’s Struggles over International Market Integration
  2. James Shoch
  3. pp. 210-238
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  1. Part III: New Risks, New Challenges, New Possibilities
  1. European Center-Left Parties and New Social Risks: Facing Up to New Policy Challenges
  2. Jane Jenson
  3. pp. 241-264
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  1. Immigration and the European Left
  2. Sofía A. Pérez
  3. pp. 265-289
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  1. The Central and Eastern European Left: A Political Family under Construction
  2. Jean- Michel De Waele and Sorina Soare
  3. pp. 290-318
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  1. European Center-Lefts and the Mazes of European Integration
  2. George Ross
  3. pp. 319-342
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  1. Conclusion: Progressive Politics in Tough Times
  2. James Cronin, George Ross, and James Shoch
  3. pp. 343-362
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 363-394
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 395-398
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 399-415
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822394518
Related ISBN
9780822350613
MARC Record
OCLC
755725194
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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