[book] The Future of European Social Democracy -Building the Good Society

The Future of European Social Democracy

Building the Good Society
Edited By Henning Meyer and Jonathan Rutherford
Palgrave Macmillan, December 2011
ISBN: 978-0-230-29094-5, ISBN10: 0-230-29094-9,
5.500 x 8.250 inches, 248 pages, 1 b/w tables, 3 b/w photos,
European social democracy is in crisis. In the last decade it has ceased to be about either society or democracy. The authors explore its values, how it can be revived and what kind of political economy it requires to thrive. This book includes a foreword by the two leaders of the “Building the Good Society” project, Andrea Nahles and Jon Cruddas.

 

About the Author(s)

By Henning Meyer and Jonathan Rutherford 

HENNING MEYER is Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics, UK,and Political Science (LSE) and co-founder and Editor of Social EuropeJournal. He was previously Head of the European Programme at the Global Policy Institute in London and a Visiting Fellow at the School for Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in the USA.

JONATHAN RUTHERFORD is Professor of Cultural Studies at Middlesex University, UK, and Editor of Soundings.

 

Table of Contents

Social democracy in our Time; J.Cruddas&A.Nahles
Introduction: Building the Good Society; H.Meyer &J.Rutherford

PART I: SOCIAL DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE
Social Democratic Trajectories in Modern Europe: One or Many Families?; S.Berger
The Europeanisation of Social Democracy: Politics without Policy and Policy without Politics;I.Hertner&J.Sloam
The Preconditions of Social Europe and the Tasks of Social Democracy; S.Collignon 

PART II: A NEW POLITICAL ECONOMY
ADecent Capitalism for a Good Society; S.DullienH.Herr &C.Kellerman
So viel Zivilgesellschaft wie möglich; so viel große Konzernen wie nötig?(As Much Market as Possible; as Much State as Necessary); C.Crouch

PART III: RE-FRAMING SOCIAL DEMOCRACY
The New Language of Social Democracy; E.Wehling&G.Lakoff
Social Democracy and Trade Unions; D.Tsarouhas
The Greatest Happiness Principle: An Imperative for Social Democracy?; C.Kroll
PART IV: POLITICAL FUTURES
Dispossession; J.Rutherford
The Challenge of European Social Democracy: Communitarianism and Cosmopolitanism United;H.Meyer
Not Without a Future; J.Andersson
The National in the Network Society: UKUncut, the English Defence League and the challenge for Social Democracy; B.Little&D.Grayson

PART V: CONCLUSION
The Way Ahead; H.Meyer&J.Rutherford
Appendix: Building the Good Society; J.Cruddas& A.Nahles

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