The Last Crisis of Social Democracy: Economics and Populisms

23 January 2018, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Wolfgang Munchau (Financial Times)
Christopher Bickerton (Cambridge)
 

Abstract

The crisis of social-democracy.

The recent disenchantment of voters with existing political institutions is often depicted as resulting from a retrenching welfare state and growing economic inequalities. If this explanation is correct then it is striking that the policies enacted by so-called “populist” governments can hardly be described as social democratic. In fact, around the world social democratic parties are in a deep crisis. In the panel, we will discuss these topics and ask how those who are sympathetic to a strong welfare state should respond.

 

     

Open to all. No registration required.
Part of The Politics of Economics Research Group Seminar Series.

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