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Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times: The Left and Economic Policy since 1980

The Late Andrew Glyn


Never has the Left held power in so many advanced economies, yet never has the difference that this makes to economic policy been so hard to specify. Across a range of European countries and in Australia, governments of the Left have struggled to chart a distinctive course in the face of the neoliberal backlash against state intervention, the welfare state, and guaranteed full employment. This book examines the record of these governments in securing high employment and a more equal distribution of income in the face of slow growth and global pressures to reduce inflation. Detailed studies of ... More

Keywords: Left, economic policy, state intervention, welfare state, employment, income, inflation, social democracy, Blair, Mitterand

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241378
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241378.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

The Late Andrew Glyn, editor
Formerly of Corpus Christi College, Oxford