Capitalist Restructuring, Globalization and the Third Way: Lessons from the Swedish Model, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Capitalist Restructuring, Globalization and the Third Way

Lessons from the Swedish Model, 1st Edition

By J. Magnus Ryner


292 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Magnus Ryner was born and raised in Sweden and received his academic training in Canada at Trent University and York University. He has both taught and researched at the University of Amsterdam, The European University Institute in Florence (as Jean Monnet Fellow) and is currently lecturer at the Department of Government, Brunel University, West London.

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General