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Making social democratsCitizens, mindsets, realities: Essays for David Marquand$
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Hans Schattle and Jeremy Nuttall

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526120304

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526120304.001.0001

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Social democracy before and after the EU referendum

Social democracy before and after the EU referendum

(p.263) 13 Social democracy before and after the EU referendum
Making social democrats

Lord David Owen

, Hans Schattle, Jeremy Nuttall
Manchester University Press

David Owen, in chapter thirteen, reflects upon the underlying concerns that he and David Marquand share in principle: creating conditions to foster a more equitable distribution of wealth and resources in Britain, as well as a bottom-up, republican social democracy championing the virtues of justice and equality. Despite their incompatible positions on Europe, with Marquand supporting a federal Britain embedded in a federal Europe and Owen having campaigned for Brexit, the two erstwhile parliamentary colleagues converge in placing priority, in tandem, on democratic empowerment and economic reform and see these two goals as thoroughly interconnected. Can Britain manage to hang together in a post-Brexit Europe and also shift to a republican civic culture? Owen sees this prospect as still within reach, despite the obstacles.

Keywords:   David Marquand, Social democracy, SDP, Brexit, federalism

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