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Is Social Democracy Being Undermined?

Contrary to conventional opinion that "social democracy" as an idea has been undermined by globalisation, it can be argued that it is increasingly valid in both the post-industrial and new industrial countries outside Europe. The Swedish Social Democratic Party's crisis is one of its own making - borne out of parochialism, complacency and short-term politics.

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Is Social Democracy Being Undermined? Olle Törnquist   undermined by globalisation and the post-industrial development. This position, as I shall argue, is simply wrong. Social democratic ideas and strategies have instead become increasingly valid, in both post-industrial and new industrial countries outside Festung Europa.

Contrary to conventional opinion that “social democracy” as an idea has been undermined by globalisation, it can be argued that it is increasingly valid in both the post-industrial and new industrial countries outside Europe. The Swedish Social Democratic Party’s crisis is one of its own making – borne out of parochialism, complacency and short-term politics.

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