Skip to main content

Rebuilding social-democracy in twenty-first century Britain

Buy Article:

$26.27 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

At present, the economic policy of the government and its opposition differ only slightly. There is little on offer in the way of alternatives to business as usual. The article suggests four pillars on which a social-democratic alternative could be established: on public goods and redistribution; for a high-wage post-industrial economy; for environmental sustainability; and for constitutional reform. This list is not exhaustive, nor is a hierarchy of priorities implied or intended. What is intended is a point of departure for a debate that is sorely needed within the broad centre-left.

Keywords: CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM; HIGH-WAGE ECONOMY; INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY; PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION; REDISTRIBUTION; SOCIAL DEMOCRACY; SUSTAINABILITY; THE PUBLIC GOOD

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3898/136266210792307087

Publication date: 2010-08-11

More about this publication?
  • Soundings pioneers thoughtful, critical ideas on culture, society and politics. That's why leading left thinkers from Britain, Latin America, Asia, the United States and Europe debate their ideas in our pages.

    'Deeply thoughtful about the public life of politics and the intimacy of our private lives and how they interconnect. Soundings is one of the few places where you read ideas which can change your mind.' Madeleine Bunting
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more