Policy Brief

21/09/2017

Never before since the introduction of universal suffrage has social democracy been so weak during peacetime. Today, the socialist parties face a collapse in public opinion as well as continuing trend which places them on the fringes of power. If the socialist family fails to return to their socialist fundamentals then they seem destined to disappear at the beginning of the 21st century.

By Pascal Dewilt, Professor of Political Science at the Centre for the Study of Political Life at the Université libre de Bruxelles

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Jamais, la social-démocratie n’a été aussi faible en temps de paix depuis l’instauration du su rage universel. Aujourd’hui, les partis socialistes sont confrontés à un a aissement de statut voire, parfois, à la marginalité. Sans un retour à des fondamentaux à la lumière de la réalité du début de XXIe siècle, la famille socialiste paraît vouée à la disparition.

Par Pascal Dewilt, Professeur de Sciences politiques, Centre d’étude de la vie politique de l’Université libre de Bruxelles

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