This book addresses the contemporary debate about the 'third way' in European social democracy, by analysing the exemplar case of social democracy - 'the Swedish model' - this book challenges the recent 'third way' perspective. The author argues strongly against the widely held belief that the nature of contemporary capitalist restructuring and globalisation has rendered traditional social democracy obsolete.
1. Recent Discourse on the 'Third Way'
2. The Social Democratic Welfare State and the Political Economy of Capitalist Restructuring
3. The Formation and Consolidation of Social Democratic Hegemony in Sweden
4. Social Democratic Regulation: the Swedish Model
5. Neoliberal Globalization
6. The Organic Crisis of the Swedish Model
7. On Why Social Democrats Become Neo-Liberals: Lessons from the Swedish Case
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James Brassett – Warwick
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