Labour History Review

Review Essay

Nothing but Doom and Gloom in the House of Social Democracy? An Upbeat Assessment of European Social Democracy's Future

Labour History Review (2004), 69, (1), 105–113.

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Paul Anderson, ‘The Strange Rebirth of Social Democracy’, New Times, 12, Feb. 2000, pp. 16-22. ‘The Strange Rebirth of Social Democracy’ New Times 12 16 22 Google Scholar

But see also the different view put forward by Ben Clift, ‘Social Democracy and Globalisation: the Cases of France and the UK’, Government and Opposition, 37, 4, 2002, pp. 466-500. Google Scholar

Noel Thompson, Political Economy and the Labour Party. The Economics of Democratic Socialism, 1884-1995, London, Acumen, 1996. Political Economy and the Labour Party. The Economics of Democratic Socialism, 1884-1995 Google Scholar

Geoff Eley, Forging Democracy. The History of the Left in Europe 1850-2000, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2002. Forging Democracy. The History of the Left in Europe 1850-2000 Google Scholar

Stefan Berger and Hugh Compston (eds), Social Partnership and Policy Concertation in Western Europe. Lessons for the 21st Century, Oxford, Berghahn, 2002. Social Partnership and Policy Concertation in Western Europe. Lessons for the 21st Century Google Scholar

Peter Nettl, ‘The German Social Democratic Party, 1890-1914 as a Political Model’, Past and Present, 30, 1965, pp. 65-95. ‘The German Social Democratic Party, 1890-1914 as a Political Model’ Past and Present 30 65 95 Google Scholar

For details of this argument see Steven Fielding, ‘New Labour and the Past’, in Duncan Tanner, Pat Thane and Nick Tiratsoo (eds), Labour's First Century, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 367-92. Labour's First Century 367 92 Google Scholar

Paul Anderson, ‘The Strange Rebirth of Social Democracy’, New Times, 12, Feb. 2000, pp. 16-22. ‘The Strange Rebirth of Social Democracy’ New Times 12 16 22 Google Scholar

But see also the different view put forward by Ben Clift, ‘Social Democracy and Globalisation: the Cases of France and the UK’, Government and Opposition, 37, 4, 2002, pp. 466-500. Google Scholar

Noel Thompson, Political Economy and the Labour Party. The Economics of Democratic Socialism, 1884-1995, London, Acumen, 1996. Political Economy and the Labour Party. The Economics of Democratic Socialism, 1884-1995 Google Scholar

Geoff Eley, Forging Democracy. The History of the Left in Europe 1850-2000, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2002. Forging Democracy. The History of the Left in Europe 1850-2000 Google Scholar

Stefan Berger and Hugh Compston (eds), Social Partnership and Policy Concertation in Western Europe. Lessons for the 21st Century, Oxford, Berghahn, 2002. Social Partnership and Policy Concertation in Western Europe. Lessons for the 21st Century Google Scholar

Peter Nettl, ‘The German Social Democratic Party, 1890-1914 as a Political Model’, Past and Present, 30, 1965, pp. 65-95. ‘The German Social Democratic Party, 1890-1914 as a Political Model’ Past and Present 30 65 95 Google Scholar

For details of this argument see Steven Fielding, ‘New Labour and the Past’, in Duncan Tanner, Pat Thane and Nick Tiratsoo (eds), Labour's First Century, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 367-92. Labour's First Century 367 92 Google Scholar

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Berger, Stefan