Over the past two decades, social democratic parties have lost key elements of their political program, as welfare states are established and the value of state intervention has been called into question. They face electoral realignment and new competitors on the right for working class support.
This workshop will assess the recent accomplishments of European social democracy, the electoral challenges it faces, and ask how its mission might be redefined in the coming years.
Les Partis Socialistes de L’Europe des 25 dans les Systemes de Partis et dans la Competition Pour le Pouvoir
A Policy Supply Perspective on Social Democratic Parties in Europe Programmatic Profile and Programmatic Coherence of the Party of European Socialists
The Challenge of the “Social” in Social Democracy
Erik Olin Wright