Category Archives: social democratic parties

Naomi Klein interviews Jeremy Corbyn

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Is social democracy facing extinction in Europe?

One of the more surprising aspects of Labour’s strong performance in the UK’s general election is that it came at a time when social democratic parties have experienced falling support in other countries across Europe. Davide Vittori asks whether the exceptionally poor … Continue reading

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Lessons for Jeremy Corbyn from the world’s left-wingers and populists

Lessons for Jeremy Corbyn from the world’s left-wingers and populists Georgina Blakeley, The Open University; Brian Klaas, London School of Economics and Political Science; Daniel Conway, University of Westminster, and Pia Riggirozzi, University of Southampton Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected … Continue reading

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on the demise of social democracy

At the turn of the century social democratic parties were in power across the European Union – now: “recently their share of the vote in domestic (and Europe-wide) elections has fallen by a third to lows not seen for 70 years … Continue reading

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The End of the European Left?

The position adopted by left parties towards the European Union continues to raise important questions for both those parties and for the EU itself. What are left parties seeking to achieve in their support, rejection or proposed reforms of the … Continue reading

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State of the Left (June 2014)

state of the left after the EP elections “Fragile EU, fragmented left”

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How social democracy can triumph?

Policy Network publication setting out How Social Democracy can triumph in the 5-75-20 society This is an introduction to their new book: Making progressive politics work: A handbook of ideas

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Keir Hardie

Keir Hardie’s “Sunshine of Socialism” speech – full text http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LabourListLatestPosts/~3/ulWnc0LZh3Q/

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State of the Left March 2014

Recent poor results in local elections for European centre-left parties – in France and Holland – due to right-wing populism , abstention, and rise of new small independent parties. Full survey of countries and overview of recent trends here

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Discussion of funding reforms for Labour Party

Labour Party to rely more on millionaire funding (March 2014) Unite union cuts Labour funding by £1.5m (March 2014)

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