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After the New Social DemocracySocial Welfare for the 21st Century$
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Tony Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719064760

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.001.0001

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The long march back

The long march back

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(p.11) 1 The long march back
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After the New Social Democracy
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Tony Fitzpatrick

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.003.0001

This chapter offers a summary and critique of the new social democracy (NSD), focusing on the New Labour as the best exemplar of these ideas. It explains that the NSD is based upon five key principles: community, meritocracy, reciprocity, inclusion and pragmatism. This chapter suggests that community only offers a middle way between collectivism/egalitarianism and individualism, meritocracy is too weak a principle, and responsibility and reciprocity are far more complex than new social democrats imagine. It argues that the NSD is not a new politics, but is at best the first steps on a long march back towards truly progressive ideals, one from which valuable lessons can be learned, if only about how not to proceed.

Keywords:   NSD, New Labour, community, meritocracy, reciprocity, inclusion, pragmatism, progressive ideals

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