A History of Social Democracy in Postwar Europe (The Postwar by Stephen Padgett PDF

By Stephen Padgett

ISBN-10: 0582491746

ISBN-13: 9780582491748

"The put up warfare global" is a chain aiming to supply a scholarly yet readable account of ways our international has been formed within the crowded years on the grounds that international battle II. a few volumes take care of areas, or maybe unmarried countries, others with vital topics: all are written by way of specialist historians drawing at the most recent scholarship in addition to their very own learn and decisions. The sequence can be really welcome to scholars, yet is designed additionally for the final reader with an curiosity in modern background. "A historic of Social Democracy in put up battle Europe" surveys the eu event of social democracy from its past due nineteenth century origins and examines intimately its fortunes due to the fact 1945. The textual content seems either separately and relatively on the social democratic events of the various eu nations and evaluates the impression of social democracy whilst in strength to determine no matter if it has completed social and fiscal reform through parliamentary capacity. All significant ecu states and events are incorporated within the learn and it assumes just a common wisdom of the topic, making it available to the overall reader. it truly is geared toward undergraduate and graduate scholars of background of recent Europe, eu politics and comparative politics in addition to the proficient basic reader.

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Party as solidarity community emerged relati\"(�ly unscathed from the caesura of Nazi domination of Europe. There was very little rewrit­ ing of programmes: the party programme was still seen as a key guide to political action. The British Labour gO\'ernment of 1945 The largely homogeneous social base of thc parties was also regarded its central task as carrying out the Labour Programme of changing as attempts were made to broaden the base of electoral 1945. "Vhile party programmes remained intact there was some appeal.

Mter the As in the Labour Party, strains in the German social 0: � \Olkstu:Tt�, � � � electJon of 1983, With the Greens now in the Bundestag and the SPD apparently confined in an electoral ghetto, the su-ategic dilemma intensified. Between 1983 and 1988 party congresses took policy decisions which, while th7'Y did not represent a total break from the past, . nevertheless IIldlCated the advance of the New Left. tion of the economy'. Addressing the . gender q �e�uon, quotas were esmblished for the representation of women Wlthlll the party.

Srrategtc dilemma which the Greens posed was interwovcn with the � � _ � postJnatenahst Left faced the SPD with a series of programmalic and s� lma s, and revealed a gulf between the Old and tile ·ategic dilel . � New Left wlthlll German social democracy. rrance In �or� trast to the British labour party and the SPD, the French SO:lahst Party escaped the worst effects of ideological . fragmentation. Indeed It might be argued that this parry underwent a process of ideological concentration, as the factionalism :ustomar� in French socialism was overcome by the presitkntialism mherent 1Il the French political system (Bell and Criddle 1988, 53 A History of Social Democracy in Postwar Europe w�s 252-60 ).

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