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After the New Social Democracy: Social Welfare for the 21st Century

Tony Fitzpatrick


Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years, especially under the influence of the ‘Third Way’. Not everyone is convinced, however, that ‘Third Way’ social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This book considers this dissent and offers an alternative approach. Bringing together a range of social and political theories, it engages with some contemporary debates regarding the present direction and future of the Left. Drawing upon egalitarian, feminist and environmental ideas, the book proposes that the social democratic tradition can be renewed but only ... More

Keywords: social democracy, Third Way, egalitarian ideas, feminist ideas, environmental ideas, conservative ideas, justice, new technologies, future generations, advances in genetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719064760
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Fitzpatrick, author