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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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Productivism and beyond

Productivism and beyond

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(p.95) 5 Productivism and beyond
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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/9780719064760.003.0005

This chapter discusses the differences between productivism and post-productivism in relation to social democracy. It shows that while post-productivism does not abandon the aims of increases in growth, productivity and well-being, it does recontextualise them in terms of what are called reproductive values. These values refer to the ecological and social conditions of a productive economy or conditions which that economy is increasingly unable to replenish. This chapter highlights the role of ecowelfare in guiding social democracy in the direction of a post-employment society.

Keywords:   productivism, post-productivism, social democracy, productive values, productive economy, ecowelfare, post-employment society

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